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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

Girls Growing Up on the Autism Spectrum: What Parents and Professionals Should Know About the Pre-Teen and Teenage Years - Shana Nichols
Well Connected: Journey to Mental Health - Suzanne Tocher
The Heinemann Book of African Women's Writing (African Writers) - Charlotte Bruner
Overcoming Grief 2nd Edition: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques (Overcoming Books) - Sue Morris
The Meaning of Madness - Neel Burton
Children with Tourette Syndrome: A Parent's Guide (Special Needs Collection) - Tracy Haerle
George Eliot (Pioneers) - Jennifer Uglow
The Angry Heart: Overcoming Borderline and Addictive Disorders - Joseph Santoro
Talking Back to Psychiatry: The Psychiatric Consumer/Survivor/Ex-Patient Movement (New Approaches in Sociology) by Linda J. Morrison (2009-10-30) - Linda J. Morrison
The Hunger Within: An Twelve Week Guided Journey from Compulsive Eating to Recovery - Marilyn Migliore
Take Control of Your Life - Gail Ratcliffe
Breathing Works for Asthma - Dinah Bradley
Taming the Black Dog: A Guide to Overcoming Depression - Bev Aisbett
Getting to Peace: A Guide to Healing After Rape and Abuse - Brenda Cheyne
Forensic mental health nursing : policy, strategy and implementation - Paul Tarbuck
Moving on from Depression - Claire Rayner
One Step at a Time: A story of survival - Claire Anderson
Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents (Revised Edition) - Russell A. Barkley
Biting Anorexia: A Firsthand Account of an Internal War - Lucy Howard-Taylor
Life After Loss 3rd Ed - Bob Deits
A Promise of Hope: The Astonishing True Story of a Woman Afflicted with Bipolar Disorder and the Miraculous Treatment That Cured Her - Autumn Stringam
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
Depression after Childbirth: How to Recognise, Treat, and Prevent Postnatal Depression - Katherina Dalton
Autism and the Myth of the Person Alone (Qualitative Studies in Psychology) - Douglas Biklen
Natural Healing for Schizophrenia And Other Common Mental Disorders - Eva Edelman
Natural Mental Health: How to Take Control of Your Own Emotional Well-Being - Carla Wills-Brandon
Te Hononga 2015 - Connecting for greater well-being - Health and Disability Commissioner


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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