• I had a black dog, his name was depression


    YouTube video based on the book by Matthew Johnstone. At its worst, depression can be a frightening, debilitating condition. Millions of people around the world live with depression. Many of these individuals and their families are afraid to talk about their struggles, and don't know where to turn for help. However, depression is largely preventable and treatable. Recognizing depression and seeking help is the first and most critical towards recovery.

    I had a black dog, his name was depression

  • Rising Tide (primary age)

    Resilience - Young People

    This New Zealand written book is an engaging story that follows Ari and his family through some big events. The book explores themes of worry, family bonds, self-belief, resilience and self-doubt. Additionally, at the conclusion of the story a very good Appendix is provided that both explains this disability and includes exercises for adults on how they can help a child or children in this situation.

    For free digital and audio copies of this title visit https://www.theworrybug.co.nz/rising-tide.html


  • Stress reduction in teens


    Teens often experience a high amount of stress with pressure to achieve at school, picking up part-time work whilst juggling exams and social time, starting dating and bumping heads with parents…

    So in this episode we specifically focus on stress – and other mental health problems – in teens, and we have Hannah Bowie from Youth Services in studio to share her experience in this service that mentors 16 and 17 year olds to help them engage with education, training or work-based learning.

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