Mental Health Resources
As a follow up from Aotearoa NZ Mental Health week and to continue supporting our community throughout these tricky times, we wanted to share some resources that we’ve come across to help, generate awareness and contribute to positive discussions around mental health within Aotearoa NZ.
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. Improving individuals, whanau, organisations and communities.
In tough times it can be hard to know how to feel or what to do. Here we share practical tips for looking after yourself and your whānau. And if you or a loved one could use a bit of extra help, there is support available. He waka eke noa – we’re all in this together.
Never Not Creative is a community tackling challenges that our industry faces concerning mental health, internships and diversity, equity and inclusion. You can find out more about Never Not Creative initiatives here.
The Mentally-Healthy Change Group was formed by Andy Wright and Nina Nyman in 2018 following wide-scale response to the Mentally-Healthy 2018 research that quantified the scale of mental ill-health in our industry. Since then the group have gone on to run a second wave of research, publish e-books sharing leaders’ stories and establish the Minimum Standards for mental health.
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- Wellplace brings together practical ideas, tools and resources for people who are leading wellbeing activity in New Zealand workplaces – https://wellplace.nz/resource-library/
- Le Va is Ministry of Health appointed to provide New Zealand’s national centre for Pacific mental health and addiction workforce development – https://www.leva.co.nz/our-work/mental-health/
- Tips to help you support someone experiencing mental distress, information on making sense of your beliefs and suggestions about what you can do – https://www.likeminds.org.nz/justask/
- How We Got Happy: Stories of Health, Hope & Happiness from 20 Young Kiwis who Beat Depression. – https://www.howwegothappy.co.nz/stories/
- Signs of burnout – https://ada.com/signs-of-burnout/
- Putting your mental health first – https://www.thebigidea.nz/stories/toipoto-sessions-putting-your-mental-health-wellbeing-first
- Supporting mental health at work – https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/sites/default/files/how-to-support-mental-health-at-work.pdf
- Supporting young people with stress, depression and anxiety – https://msd.govt.nz/documents/about-msd-and-our-work/publications-resources/brochures/supporting-young-people-stress-anxiety-depression.pdf
- Working through depression – A personalised online programme focusing on positivity, lifestyle and problem solving.
- Aunty Dee – A free online tool for anyone who needs some help working through a problem or problems.
- Whakatau Mai – The Wellbeing Sessions are free, virtual community events aimed at supporting wellbeing
Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any resources you’d like to be added to this list.