Support services and information for people affected by bipolar disorder and their family/whānau.
Free call or text 1737 any time, 24 hours a day to talk or text with a trained counsellor.
Phone (06) 345 4488. Online support groups for people with experience of bipolar disorder, depression and other forms of mental distress.
Family Mental Health Support Inc South Canterbury
Phone 0800 732 000 or email email@example.com. A free support service that offers a range of support options that might include information and education about mental illness and addiction, problem-solving, crisis planning and liaison/advocacy with other services. Referrals come from all sources, including self referrals.
GROW Mental Health
Phone or text 021 049 1360. A free service providing community support groups for mental illness and personal development, face-to-face or online. Illnesses include depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, suicidal thoughts, PTSD, addictive behaviours and psychosis.
MHAPS (Mental Health Advocacy and Peer Support)
Phone (03) 366 5815 for one-to-one and group peer support to understand and manage bipolar disorder. Also offered are wellness recovery action planning courses, breathing & relaxation and mindfulness classes and a library of books relevant to bipolar.
Rangitāne o Tamaki nui a Rua Incorporated
Phone 06 374 6860 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Provides a wide range of support services to whānau ranging from alcohol & drug, smoking, mental health, asthma to screening in the Tararua region.
A support organisation for the family and whānau of people with a major mental illness such as bipolar disorder.