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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

Kafka on the Shore - Haruki Murakami
Secrets of a Bullet Proof Spirit : 30 Key strategies to Bouce Back from life's hardest Hits - Azim; Quinn Khamisa, Jillian
Living With It: A Survivor's Guide To Panic Attacks Revised Edition - Bev Aisbett
Mental health & the law: A legal resource for people who experience mental illness - Sarah Mackenzie
New to New Zealand: A Guide to Ethnic Groups in New Zealand - D. Bell
Crystal Awareness (Llewellyn's New Age) - Catherine Bowman
Inhalant Drug Dangers - Judy Monroe
Broken Silence - Anne Hunt
Autism and the Myth of the Person Alone (Qualitative Studies in Psychology) - Douglas Biklen
Harnessing Hope: Take control of your life and master depression - Jan Marsh
The Bipolar Child: The Definitive and Reassuring Guide to Childhood's Most Misunderstood Disorder, Third Edition - Demitri Papolos
From the Mangrove Swamps - Tomasi R. Vakatora
The Whaling Season: An Inside Account Of The Struggle To Stop Commercial Whaling - Kieran Mulvaney
Concise Maori Handbook - A. W. Reed
Mental Health in Learning Disabilities: A Reader - Geraldine Holt
Out Of My Mind - Ben Benjamin
The First Fifty: Munro-bagging without a Beard - Muriel Gray
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
Madness Explained: Psychosis and Human Nature - Richard P Bentall
Taking charge of ADHD : the complete, authoritative guide for parents - Russell A. Barkley
Recovered, Not Cured: A Journey Through Schizophrenia - Richard McLean
Moving on from Depression - Claire Rayner
Dealing with Depression: A Commonsense Guide to Mood Disorders - Gordon Parker
Choosing Happiness: Life and Soul Essentials - Stephanie Dowrick
The Bipolar Teen: What You Can Do to Help Your Child and Your Family - David J. Miklowitz
What's Keeping You Awake at Night - David Bogan
Healthy Thinking: How to Turn Life's Lemons into Lemonade - Tom Mulholland


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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