Otago Mental Health Support Trust
The Otago Mental Health Support Trust provides peer support, advocacy & information for people affected by mental distress, whatever the cause.
They also house their small collection of books free for community use.
Information on stopping smoking: https://www.quit.org.nz/
Relationships – It’s OK to ask for help
Information on family violence and how to tell if you are in a positive relationship. Visit: http://areyouok.org.nz/
Southern Stop Smoking Service
A free Southern wide service offering community group clinics and one-on-one support with seven site coaches operating across the Southern region.
A unique award-winning computer program that helps young people learn skills to deal with feeling down, depressed or stressed.
Access here: https://sparx.org.nz/
Straight up answers for when life sucks.
The Lowdown is a website for young people as sometimes life's ups and downs are more than just the usual ups and downs. If your stuck feeling bad we'll help you figure it out if it could be anxiety or depression. Whatever's going on you'll find ideas and people who'll help you become unstuck.
The Mental Health Foundation
The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand is a charity that works towards creating a society free from discrimination, where all people enjoy positive mental health & wellbeing.
We work to influence individuals, whanau, organisations and communities to improve and sustain their mental health and reach their full potential.
For information on wellbeing and where to find a local support service click here.
Your guide to workplace wellbeing
Young person in distress? A website for parents, whānau and friends
Common Ground is a website for parents, whānau and friends – to recognise and understand the difficult situations that young people go through in their lives, and understand the support system a young person might have around them. Being a support person for a distressed teenager or a young person who is experiencing a mental illness can be a difficult road without any support around you.
Common Ground houses advice and information for the support network of a young person to help them recognise and understand the hard times young people can go through, as well as identify early stages of possible mental illness. The website provides easy access to advice, helplines, local communities and information on the mental health system in New Zealand.
With understanding and early action we are able to support young people to manage hard times and enjoy positive mental health and wellbeing.