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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

How to Puzzle a Python - Max Walker
Nobody Nowhere: The Remarkable Autobiography of an Autistic Girl - Donna Williams
Exotic Cookery - Moya Maynard
He tangata kirikiri - Esther Tamehana
The Lie Of The Land - Rhonda Bartle
Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents (Revised Edition) - Russell A. Barkley
The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide: What You and Your Family Need to Know - David J. Miklowitz
Nutrition and Mental Illness: An Orthomolecular Approach to Balancing Body Chemistry - Carl C. Pfeiffer Ph.D. M. D.
Creative Visualization: Use the Power of Your Imagination to Create What You Want in Your Life - Shakti Gawain
The Compass of Pleasure: How Our Brains Make Fatty Foods, Orgasm, Exercise, Marijuana, Generosity, Vodka, Learning, and Gambling Feel So Good - David J. Linden
Optimizing the Power of Action Learning: Solving Problems and Building Leaders in Real Time - Michael J. Marquardt
Back From the Edge: Extraordinary Stories of Human Survival And How People Did It - Meg Carbonatto
Breathing Works for Asthma - Dinah Bradley
Spirituality and Mental Health - Philip Barker
The Bipolar Teen: What You Can Do to Help Your Child and Your Family - David J. Miklowitz
Contemporary Issues in Mental Health Research in the Pacific Islands - Albert B. Robillard
22 Things a Woman Must Know If She Loves a Man with Asperger's Syndrome - Rudy Simone
P3 : pipes, parks, and powder - Todd Richards
Break the Bipolar Cycle: A Day-by-Day Guide to Living with Bipolar Disorder - Elizabeth Brondolo
Bipolar Disorder For Dummies - Candida Fink
Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant - Daniel Tammet
Microwave Cooking for Kids - Judith Ryles
The Little Town Where Time Stood Still (New York Review Books Classics) - Bohumil Hrabal
By Alice Miller - The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self (3rd) - Alice Miller
Vision and Reality in Pacific Religion: Essays in Honour of Niel Gunson - Phyllis Herda
Anorexia Nervosa: A Survival Guide for Families, Friends and Sufferers - Janet Treasure


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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