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Mental Health Commission

The MHC provides up-to-date information, research and direction of Mental Health Services in New Zealand.

The Mental Health Commission produces a publication for people who care for someone with mental health or addiction problems. It is a guide for family, whānau and friends. It provides information on how provide direct help, how to seek outside help, and what the family, whānau can do to support their own wellbeing.

Download a copy of MHC A Guide for Families Dec 2011 web [PDF, 1.11 MB].

Copies can also be ordered from info@mhc.govt.nz or call (04) 474 8900.

Like Minds, Like Mine

A national, publicly funded programme aimed at reducing the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness.


Offers face to face and telephone contact with mobile fieldworkers, education courses

  • Support groups in Kapati, Porirua, Hutt Valley and Wellington
  • Peer Support
  • Advocacy

Phone: 04 499-1062

Email: enquiries@atareira.org.nz


A telephone service that supports young people in all sorts of situations. Contact: 0800 376 633

Mental Health Foundation NZ

Recommended for carers and parents of children and youth who are experiencing mental health difficulties.

Parenting NZ

Run by Parents Incorporated, with a special section for teenagers called ATTITUDE.

The Lowdown

Helping young Kiwis understand and deal with depression