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Collection of information, supports, organisations, self-help and resources relating to mental health, human rights, health wellbeing and social programmes, organisations and community groups
in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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We’re here. Free call or text 1737 any time, 24 hours a day. You’ll get to talk to (or text with) a trained counsellor. Our service is completely free.


The Mental Health Foundation has a detailed brochure of all mental health related Helplines in New Zealand. Which you can find on their website or directly below.


Clearhead is a website and mobile app which helps you to understand your challenges and provide you with personalised mental health support.


The Alcohol Drug Helpline provides friendly, non-judgmental, professional help and advice. If you are concerned about your own, or someone you care about’s drinking or drug taking they can assist with information, insight, support and strategies.


For further resources, self help and things to read, please scroll down.

Changing Minds Library

Spirituality and Mental Health - Philip Barker
Dying to Be Thin: Understanding and Defeating Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia--A Practical, Lifesaving Guide - Ira M. Sacker
Freedom from Our Social Prisons: The Rise of Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights - Anthony George Ravlich
The essential family guide to borderline personality disorder : new tools and techniques to stop walking on eggshells - Randi Kreger
Peerless Flats - Esther Freud
The Cancer Prevention Diet: Michio Kushi's Macrobiotic Blueprint for the Prevention and Relief of Disease - Michio Kushi
Congratulations! It's Asperger Syndrome - Jen Birch
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Helping Children & Adolescents (Patient Centered Guides) - Mitzi Waltz
Colonel Surry's Insanity - Neil Cole
Palmers manual of trees, shrubs & climbers - Stanley J Palmer
The Whaling Season: An Inside Account Of The Struggle To Stop Commercial Whaling - Kieran Mulvaney
Maori animal myths: Mokai rangatira - Warren Pohatu
Natural Highs: Increase Your Energy, Sharpen Your Mind, Improve Your Mood, Relax and Beat Stress with Legal, Natural and Healthy Mind-altering Substances - Patrick Holford
Helping Your Child with Selective Mutism: Practical Steps to Overcome a Fear of Speaking - Ph.D. Angela E. McHolm
To be Alive: An Attack and Afterwards - Charlotte Leefman
The Compass of Pleasure: How Our Brains Make Fatty Foods, Orgasm, Exercise, Marijuana, Generosity, Vodka, Learning, and Gambling Feel So Good - David J. Linden
New Optimum Nutrition for the Mind - Patrick Holford
Mental health : the nutrition connection : how to enhance your mental performance and emotional well being - Patrick Holford
A Gift of Stories: Discovering How to Deal With Mental Illness - Julie Leibrich
The New Zealand Dementia Guide - Chris Perkins
What are you doing here? Reflections On Dementia - Janet Wainscott
Alcoholics Anonymous - Aaws
Conservation: a thoughtful way to teach conservation to children - Robert; Dunkle Ingpen, Margaret
Health in Australia: Sociological Concepts and Issues by Assoc Prof Carol Grbich (2010-12-29) -
Aggression and Depression Assessed Through Art: Using Draw-A-Story to Identify Children and Adolescents at Risk: Identifying Children and Adolescents at Risk - Rawley Silver
Sustaining Health - Melva Martin
New to New Zealand: A Guide to Ethnic Groups in New Zealand - D. Bell


DTCA Submission

Submission on Direct to Consumer Advertising

Therapeutic Products Bill April 2019

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Mental Health Stigma Reduction Guidelines

Reduce the Stigma and Discrimination faced by those who have experienced Mental Health or Addiction challenges

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Zero Seclusion 2020

The Zero seclusion project aims to eliminate seclusion by 2020. It is a partnership between the Health Quality & Safety…

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Mental Health Act and You

Information about the New Zealand Mental Health Act (Mental Health Compulsory Assessment and Treatment Act, 1992).

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Reducing or Coming off Mental Health / Psychiatric Medication

Changing Minds are not clinicians and cannot give advice on tapering and support but can point people in some different…

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Housing forum and resource

Changing Minds facilitated forum to discuss how the Auckland Housing Crisis affects people using mental health and addiction services.

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