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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

Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy - David D. Burns M. D.
Anorexia Nervosa: A Recovery Guide for Sufferers, Families and Friends - Janet Treasure
Managing Manic Depressive Disorders - Ved P Varma
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
Freedom from Our Social Prisons: The Rise of Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights - Anthony George Ravlich
A Stone In My Shoe - Brendon Earl Sparg
Warriors of Truth - Kim McGregor
In and Out of Touch: Whakamaa in Cross Cultural Context - Joan Metge
Obsessive Compulsive Disorders: The Facts - Padmal De Silva
P3 : pipes, parks, and powder - Todd Richards
Depression and Bipolar Disorder (Psychological Disorders) - Vatsal Thakkar
Dying to Be Thin: Understanding and Defeating Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia--A Practical, Lifesaving Guide - Ira M. Sacker
Healthy Thinking: How to Turn Life's Lemons into Lemonade - Tom Mulholland
The Lagoon: A Collection of Short Stories - Janet Frame
Forensic mental health nursing : policy, strategy and implementation - Paul Tarbuck
Putting It All Together: The New Orthomolecular Nutrition by Hoffer, Abram (1996) Paperback - Linus Pauling
Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder, First Edition - James Lock
A Carer's Guide - Rosette Teitel & Sharon Wall
Poets on Prozac mental illness, treatment, and the creative process -
The Invasion from Mars: A Study in the Psychology of Panic - Hadley Cantril
Health in Australia: Sociological Concepts and Issues by Assoc Prof Carol Grbich (2010-12-29) -
The Lie Of The Land - Rhonda Bartle
Bipolar Disorder For Dummies - Candida Fink
Back From the Edge: Extraordinary Stories of Human Survival And How People Did It - Meg Carbonatto
Overcoming Grief 2nd Edition: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques (Overcoming Books) - Sue Morris
Sexual Abuse in the Lives of Women Diagnosed withSerious Mental Illness (New Directions in Therapeutic Intervention) - Maxine Harris
The Woman Who Thought too Much: A Memoir - Joanne Limburg


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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