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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

Madness: A Brief History - Roy Porter
Conservation: a thoughtful way to teach conservation to children - Robert; Dunkle Ingpen, Margaret
Concise Maori Handbook - A. W. Reed
Introducing Aromatherapy - the Beginner's Guide to Aromatic Essential Oils for Better Health, Inner Calm and Wellbeing. - Margrit Bachmann
Pacific Island (World Design) (English and Spanish Edition) - Herbert Ypma
Diet for a Small Planet (20th Anniversary Edition) - Frances Moore Lappé
Tiny Footsteps - Barbara Pask
Depression and Bipolar Disorder (Psychological Disorders) - Vatsal Thakkar
Sustaining Health - Melva Martin
Optimizing the Power of Action Learning: Solving Problems and Building Leaders in Real Time - Michael J. Marquardt
A Lifelong Journey: Staying Well with Manic Depression / Bipolar Disorder - Sarah Russell
Effective Clinical Practice in the Treatment of Eating Disorders: The Heart of the Matter - Margo Maine
Eclipses: Behind the Borderline Personality Disorder - Melissa F. Thornton
Bipolar Disorder For Dummies - Candida Fink
The WHO Guide to Mental Health in Primary Care - World Health Organization(Who)
A Fractured Mind: My Life with Multiple Personality Disorder - Robert B. Oxnam
Daughters of Madness: Growing Up and Older with a Mentally Ill Mother (Women's Psychology) - Susan L. Nathiel Ph. D.
Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament - Kay Redfield Jamison
Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents (Revised Edition) - Russell A. Barkley
Surrogate Motherhood: International Perspectives - Shelley Day Sclater
Faces in the Water - Janet Frame
Out Of The Tunnel: A True Story of One Woman's Life and Experience of Schizophrenia - Joan Wicks
Straight talking about mental illness : with emphasis on schizophrenia : an educational guide - Robert Miller
Pukunui And His Friend Moata Moa - James Waerea
The Whale Rider - Witi Ihimaera
What's Keeping You Awake at Night - David Bogan


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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