We want you to be able to access all the information you need about mental health so we have compiled lists of organisations and services that you might want to contact about getting support, information or advocacy. We can’t list everything but we are constantly updating this information, so please contact us to add or change a listing.
Community Support and Peer-Support Services
Mind and Body
Mind and Body offers excellent peer-support services and NZQA certified training for mental health peer support.
Affinity Services offers a range of mental health services that value diversity and support individual and community well-being.
- Adult community services and respite
- Kaupapa Maori
- Youth services
- Maternal mental health
Framework Community Support Service
Framework provides community based mental health and intellectual disability services in Auckland. Framework supports people to get back into employment and society, in jobs and housing of their choice.
Emerge Aotearoa offer services for people on a journey of recovery in mental health and/or addictions. They provide rehabilitation for people with physical disabilities, mental health issues, dementia, drug and alcohol, and eating disorders.
WalshTrust provides support for people in Waitakere communities. WalshTrust offers services that promote recovery for people whose lives have been affected by an experience of mental health that has been personally challenging or a barrier to participating in work or the community.
Connect Supporting Recovery
With a foundation of community development, and a vision for healthy communities, Connect helps people affected by mental distress and problematic substance use to flourish. Connect provides a range of community, employment and peer support services as well as support groups including alcohol and drug groups.
Family and Whanau Support
Supporting Families promotes the rights and needs of individuals and families affected by mental health issues. Supporting Families offers free support, education and information for families and whanau. This includes mutual support, the sharing of experiences and learning skills to cope better through participation in support groups.
Raeburn House is a primary mental health provider and a community development organisation with a focus on mental well-being, community well-being and diversity. Raeburn House offers support groups, workshops and training opportunities for individuals, families and businesses.
Anglican Trust for Woman and Children
Anglican Trust for Woman and Children provides family services early education services and social work services and are committed to investing in Auckland’s children and building them the happy, healthy future they deserve.
Health Link North
Health Link North is an independent community driven organisation committed to improving health outcomes of residents of Auckland’s North Shore and the Rodney District. Health Link North promotes community participation in healthcare decision making and fosters collaborative relationships between healthcare providers and the community that they serve.
Waitakere Health Link
Waitakere Health Link is a community driven organisation committed to improving health in Waitakere City by promoting community participation in health care decision making and fostering collaborative relationships between health care providers and the Waitakere community.
Everybody aims to provide useful and accurate consumer health information for New Zealanders. It is written and reviewed by medical writers, consumer health organisations and health professionals.
Up to date health services information. Explore their mental health services section.
NZGP Web Directory
Directory for New Zealand GPs and the public to find web resources on many topics, including mental health.
Alcohol and Other Drug Services
CADS (Community Alcohol and Drug Services)
Information, support, and free counselling for anybody in the Auckland region who wants to talk about alcohol and drug use.
Altered High (Community Alcohol and Drug Youth Service)
Information, support and free counselling for young people and their families/whanau.
Counselling Services Centre
The Counselling Services Centre supports and empowers survivors of sexual violence and other trauma by providing a professional and culturally appropriate crisis response and counselling service within a safe, supportive and respectful environment. The Counselling Services Centre is available to people living in the Counties Manukau/South Auckland district –from the Bombay Hills to Otahuhu, including Manukau East and Maraetai.
Whanau Ora and Maori Health Providers
Hapai Te Hauora Tapui
Hapai Te Hauora has supported communities to have a voice on issues that affect them and their whanau so that whole communities can be well.
Hapai Te Hauora Tapui undertakes innovative research, workforce development, public health planning, information technology solutions and policy development. Along with our subcontractors or whanau whanui, they also deliver on public health issues including tobacco control, problem gambling, alcohol and other drug harm minimisation, wellchild, nutrition and physical activity.
Te Puna Hauora
Te Puna Hauora provides health and social services in the community of Te Raki Paewhenua, in Auckland’s North Shore City.
Te Puna Hauora recognises that there exists a considerable population of people who traditionally suffer from health inequalities i.e. people with lower socio-economic status, Maori, Pacific Islanders, immigrant and refugee groups. Te Puna Hauora seeks to support these groups with their health and wellbeing – physical, mental, and social.
Toi Ora Live Arts Trust
Community creative space in the heart of Auckland City for people in support of their mental health and well-being. Toi Ora facilitate studio workshops throughout the year covering a range of interests such as: printmaking, photography, music, creative writing and web-design.
Hearing Voices Network Aotearoa NZ
Information and resources about hearing voices.
Drive is a network that represents the interests of people in the Counties Manukau region who experience mental health difficulties, or problems with alcohol and other drugs. Drive seeks to strengthen the voice of people within the mental health and addiction sector by looking at personal development and by increasing the peer support service workforce.
Big White Wall
Supportive online environment focusing on wellness and recovery. Available 24/7. Free to residents of Auckland Disability Healthboard, available for a fee to others in New Zealand.
Awareness, stigma and discrimination
Mental Health Foundation of 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. The Mental Health Foundation of NZ works to influence individuals, whanau, organisations and communities to improve and sustain their mental health and reach their full potential.
Information and chat/txt about depression in New Zealand.
National Depression Initiative
Public health campaign for New Zealand.
Information and Education
Whether you want to improve your own mental health or support someone else, you can find the info, tools and contacts you need here. If you have been feeling the effects of stress, distress or mental unwellness, help is at hand.
Directory for information and community resources.
Te Pou Mental Health Research Database
A database of information and research about mental health.
Otago Mental Health Support Trust
Bipolar support and information network.
Shared learning (online and face to face) for wellbeing. Designed and delivered by people with experience of mental distress.
Free information for people affected by postnatal depression.
Recovery from schizophrenia
Resources about attitudes to recovery, lowering medication and alternatives to the medical model.
Take it From Us – Radio Show
Tuesday 12.30pm with Sheldon Brown and James King and a new topic related to mental health every week.