National websites that can help

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National websites that can help

The Low Down

Why not look at this website to figure out if it your 'down' could be anxiety or depression. You'll then be given ideas and find people that can help get you unstuck.

See 'The Low Down' website


Youthline works with young families, their families and those supporting young people. They were established to ensure young people know where to get help and can access support when they need it.

Go to Youthline website


Lifeline is a FREE helpline and textline that provides 24/7 confidential support from qualified counsellors and trained volunteers. Their services include: 27/7 Helpline, suicide crisis helpline, Kidsline, training, suicide prevention and specialist help.

View Lifeline website


Sparx is a FREE, self-help e-therapy tool that teaches you the key skill needed to help combat depression and anxiety. Why not give it a go?

Go to the SPARX website


Attitude is the youth education division of 'The Parenting Place' (NZ's largest parenting organisation). Their ethos is to equip teenagers with the information and skills needed to navigate their teenage lives.

See Attitude's website for more info

Mood Gym

This is like an interactive self-help book which helps you to learn and practise skills which can help to prevent and manage the symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Go to Mood Gym website to find out more

Beating the blues

'Beating the blues' is an evidence based online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy treatment programme for depression and anxiety. You can talk to your doctor to see if 'Beating the blues' is the right thing for you.

View 'Beating the blues' website

Calm Auckland

Calm is a computer assisted learning programme for the mind. Research has proven that what makes people truly happy are: mental resilience, managing stress, anxiety and depression, health relationships and finding the meaning in life.

Go to Calm Auckland website

NZ Depression website

Talk to a trained counsellor about how you are feeling, or to ask any questions.

Ph: 0800 111 757

View the NZ Depression website

The Journal

NZ based self-help programme designed to teach you skills that can help get through mild to moderate depression more effectively.

Go to 'The Journal' website


A website directed towards youth that tells them a bit about difficulties they may experience and what they can do/who they can contact.

Go to 'The Journal' website

Like Minds, Like Mine

This is a national, publicly funded program aimed at reducing the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness. This website provides information and resources on the program, looks at who is involved and show how you can contribute to creating a nation that truly values and includes people with mental illness.

See 'Like Minds' website

Black Dog Institute

The Black Dog Institute is a not-for-profit, educational, research, clinical and community orientated facility offering specialist expertise in depression and bipolar disorder.

See 'Like Go to Headspace website


A website for young people in Auckland and all over New Zealand, as well as their families and schools. Everybody needs to find some head space when life gets stressful and we hope we can help. In these pages you will find information and ideas about heaps of stuff, and on how to deal with things which might stress us out. So we have pages to deal with stressful times. Some of the pages are aimed at young people in Auckland but most of our site is for everyone. On all our pages you will also find links to other sites we think can give you more good information.

Go to Headspace website

Headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation, helping young people aged 12 to 25. This website is similar to the NZ website (above), but the layout and the information is a bit different and can be printed off in pdf format.

Learning Meditation

A website with tools, audios and tips on how to relax and ‘be conscious’ or meditate.

Learn more about learning meditation website

Mental Health Foundation

Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand – making mental health everybody’s business promotion, news, link to other websites, information on conditions etc. Provides free information and training, and advocate for policies and services that support people with experience of mental illness and also their families/whanau and friends.

Check out more about the Mental Health Foundation

SPINZ (Suicide Prevention Information New Zealand)

This is part of the Mental Health Foundation and provides high quality information to promote safe and effective suicide prevention activities. Not a mental health service or counselling service.

Go to the SPINZ website

Suicide Crisis Helpline

0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO) for people in distress or for friends/family who are worried about someone else.