Support services and information to help individuals and family/whānau to maintain their mental health and live well.
Amigos Peer Support Group
A mental health peer support group run by volunteers in the Wellington region. It offers groups and activities for people who have experienced mental distress, as well as friendship, help with recovery and a stepping stone to integration within the community.
Freephone the 24hr support line on 0800 ANXIETY (0800 269 4389). Education and support for family members or friends of people living with anxiety disorders and related issues.
Asian Health Services
Phone (09) 486 8314. Health services and health information for the Asian population.
Autism New Zealand Inc
Support, training, advocacy, resources and information on autism spectrum disorders including Asperger's syndrome. Their website contains phone numbers for local branches throughout the country.
Phone (06) 345 4488. Online support groups for all those who have lived experience of bipolar disorder, depression and other forms of mental distress. Also includes information, links, education, training, advocacy and research.
Family Mental Health Support Inc South Canterbury
Phone 0800 732 000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Like Minds, Like Mine NZ
A national, publicly funded programme aimed at reducing the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness. Includes personal stories, resources, tips, directory and more.
Freephone 0800 TANE ORA or 0800 826 367. Run by men for men, Man Alive's team is dedicated to working with men in straightforward and practical ways. Offers youth and non violence programmes, counselling, activities and much more.
Freephone 0800 627 4878 or email email@example.com. Provides a wide range of support services for people with mental health conditions, intellectual or physical disabilities, alcohol and addiction struggles and youth respite care throughout the lower North Island in the Wellington, Kapiti, Horowhenua, Palmerston North and Hawkes Bay regions.
Mental Health Advocacy and Peer Support
Phone: (03) 365 9479 or (03) 366 5815. Peer support for people experiencing mental illness including anxiety and bipolar disorder, mental distress and/or those with substance addiction who are searching for recovery strategies. Peer advocacy for those who are struggling with life challenges such as benefit issues, access to appropriate health care, tenancy problems, etc.
Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand
Phone (09) 623 4812 (Auckland) or (03) 366 6936 (Christchurch). Get information on mental health conditions, where to get help and how to support those you love and care about. Includes information officers who are happy to point you in the right direction to find help.
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.
Yellow Brick Road
Phone 0800 732 825 (Auckland) or 0800 876 682 (Christchurch). Provides self evaluation, resources, videos, regional services, events, brochures, free support, education and information for family and whanau.