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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

Hauora: Maori Standards of Health 3 - Ministry of Health and the Health Research Council
Spirituality and Mental Health Care: Rediscovering a 'Forgotten' Dimension - John Swinton
The Psychological Impact of Breast Cancer: A Psychologist's Insight as a Patient - Cordelia Galgut
The Living Spirit of the Psychodramatic Method - Max; Carter Clayton, Philip
Sex Rights: The Oxford Amnesty Lectures 2002 - Nicholas Bamforth
Stepping Out of the Shadows (Insights Into Self-Stigma and Madness) - Dr. Debbie Peterson & Sarah Gordon
Dealing with Depression: A Commonsense Guide to Mood Disorders - Gordon Parker
Broken Silence - Anne Hunt
By Alice Miller - The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self (3rd) - Alice Miller
Nutrition and Mental Illness: An Orthomolecular Approach to Balancing Body Chemistry - Carl C. Pfeiffer Ph.D. M. D.
The Parent's Guide to Eating Disorders: What Every Parent Needs to Know - Jane Smith
Surviving Manic Depression: A Manual on Bipolar Disorder for Patients, Families, and Providers - E. Fuller Torrey M. D.
Madness: A Brief History - Roy Porter
Vision and Reality in Pacific Religion: Essays in Honour of Niel Gunson - Phyllis Herda
Mental health : the nutrition connection : how to enhance your mental performance and emotional well being - Patrick Holford
Sustaining Health - Melva Martin
An Anthropologist On Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales - Oliver Sacks
Helping Your Child with Selective Mutism: Practical Steps to Overcome a Fear of Speaking - Ph.D. Angela E. McHolm
Natural Mental Health: How to Take Control of Your Own Emotional Well-Being - Carla Wills-Brandon
The WHO Guide to Mental Health in Primary Care - World Health Organization(Who)
Saints, Scholars, and Schizophrenics: Mental Illness in Rural Ireland, Twentieth Anniversary Edition, Updated and Expanded - Nancy Scheper-Hughes
Forgiveness: The Greatest Healer of All - Gerald G. Jampolsky
The Woman Who Thought too Much: A Memoir - Joanne Limburg
Just Desserts - Jeni Wright
JaneInside - Jane Voskamp Thomsen
Congratulations! It's Asperger Syndrome - Jen Birch
Taming the Black Dog: A Guide to Overcoming Depression - Bev Aisbett


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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