Wellbeing Tools & Strategies
Below are various resources that can help support your wellbeing
- Need to talk? 1737. Free call or text 24/7 to speak with a trained counsellor
- Lifeline - 0800 543 354 or text HELP (4357) for free support 24 hours a day
- Suicide Crisis Helpline - 0508 TAUTOKO
- Depression Helpline - 0800 111 757 or text 4202. Call or text 24/7 if you are wanting to talk to someone about how you are feeling.
- Youthline - 0800 376 633 or free text 234. You don’t have to be in a crisis to get in touch. Can be for all reason- for Kiwis aged between 12-24 years
- Outline - 0800 688 5463 (between 6pm-9pm daily) An all-ages, rainbow, mental health organisation providing support to the rainbow community, friends, and whānau.
- Samaritans - 0800 726 666 - Available 24/7 if you are experiencing loneliness, depression, despair, distress or suicidal feelings
- Alcohol & drug Helpline- 0800 787 797 or free text to 8681 - If you are concerned about your own or others drinking or drug taking we can assist with information, insight and support.
- Asian helpline - 0800 862 342
- Healthline - 0800 611 116 to speak with a trained medical professional for health advice and information.
- Meth Help - 0800 6384 4357 to talk confidently about meth related issues and get support.
- Shine - 0508 744 633 - Free helpline to support those who have/are victims of family violence
Tools & Strategies
Online tools & websites:
- Just a thought - Free evidence-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for anxiety and depression.
- Blurt - Taking Care of Yourself at University
- The Five Ways to Wellbeing - Help people stay mentally well
- Centre for Clinical Interventions - Self-help resources for a range of different mental health conditions
- The Lowdown - Straight up answers for when life sucks. Find support here for your Hauora, Identity, Culture and mental health.
- Depression- Take a small step by getting ideas or support on how to take care of yourself and others.
- The level - A straight up guide for people who use drugs.
- We're stronger without alcohol - Advice and resources aimed at breaking the cycle of alcohol harm.
- Calm - Computer Assisted Learning for the Mind
- High Alert - Drug Information & how to get help
- InsideOut - Research and Clinical excellence in Eating Disorders
- Te Whare Tapa Whā - Māori Health Models
- Mental Health Foundation - Works towards creating a society free from discrimination.
- Centre of Māori Suicide Prevention - Support to Māori individuals, whānau, and communities.
- Headspace: Meditate & Relax (Guided Meditation)
- Smiling Mind (Meditation and Mindfulness)
- CBT Self Care Journal (Journalling)
- DailyBean (Mood Tracker and Journal)
- Virtual Hope Box (Games to reduce stress)
- CBT-i coach (Sleep Skills and Tracking)
- MindShift (Coping with Anxiety)
- PTSD Coach - (Managing PTSD)
- Breathe2Relax - (Breathing exercises)
- WOOP - (Changing habits and goal setting)
- Mrs D is going without: I used to be a boozy housewife, now I’m not. This is my book (Lotta Dann) - Alcohol use and her recovery
- This Too Shall Pass (Julia Samuel) - Adapting to hardship and how mental health is different for everyone
- Own your anxiety (Julian Brass) - Tools that focus on what you are able to control, motivation and positive action.
- The Highly Sensitive Person (Elaine N. Aron) - Coping when everything is overwhelming
- Be Calm (Jill P. Weber) - Advice for anxiety
- Beating the Blues: A self-help approach to overcome depression (Jillian Ball and Susan Tanner) - Self-help book based on cognitive behavioural therapy
Other Information: COVID-19
Information and resources:
- Mental health foundation, Looking after mental health and wellbeing during COVID-19
- Mental health foundation, Top tips to get through
- Just A Thought, Supporting your wellbeing during COVID-19 (resources available and online course called 'Staying on Track'- A guide to support your wellbeing during COVID-19 soon to be released)
- Melon Health, Self care and support for NZers during COVID-19