Other places to find information and tips on looking after mental health and wellbeing.
Five Ways to Wellbeing – Mental Health Foundation
Te Whare Tapa Whā – Mental Health Foundation
All Sorts - Mental Health Foundation
Active Listening tool – Small Steps
Self-help tools and apps – Mental Health Foundation and Getting Through Together
Whakatau Mai | The Wellbeing Sessions – Changing Minds
The science of happiness podcast series – UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center US
Healthify mental health – Healthify He Puna Waiora
Wellbeing topics – Farmstrong
Nature focussed wellbeing activities and videos – Whenua Iti
Conservation Week activity page – Department of Conservation
Supporting yourself and others
Ko Wai Ahau - personal safety plan for rangatahi/youth – Mental Health Foundation
Listing of Community Support Groups – Mental Health Foundation
How to do nothing - Te Hiringa Hauora Health Promotion Agency
Checking In: supporting someone who may be experiencing depression and/or anxiety – Le Va (in English, Samoan, Tongan, and Cook Island languages)
Supporting others – Mental Health Foundation
Connecting through kōrero: Talking about suicide with young people (resource & videos) – Mental Health Foundation
Top tips for talking to a friend with mental health challenges – Dr Angela Lim featured on Re:
Helping whānau and friends through the tough times – Mental Health Foundation
Men’s Wellbeing - Aotearoa NZ Tough Talk
Take a breath – Le Va
Hear for you Sione - a short film about mental wealth – Le Va
Want to help but not sure what to do? – Depression.org
‘Are You Ok?’ – (Asking the question) - Te Rau Matatini
‘Out In The Open’ – (Talking about Suicide) - Te Rau Matatini
Depression – kindness helps - Tangata Atumotu Trust
Life Keepers training modules – Le Va
Conversations Matter - Australia
Village App – Starship and Youthline
Others' journeys to wellbeing:
Hear how others have dealt with their depression and anxiety and how they work on staying well.
Low Down – How others have dealt with their depression and anxiety and how they work on staying well.
Depression.org.nz – Draw strength and hope from the stories of other people.
Like Minds, Like Mine – Real-life stories people have gifted to us over the years.
Mind. Set. Engage. Being Men Series – Rugby players speak about their mental fitness and the strategies they use.
Te Waioratanga – All Right?
Hikitia Te Hā – All Right?
M3 Mindfulness for children – Jase Te Patu
Wellbeing for Māori – Depression.org.nz
Maramataka – The Spinoff
E Tū Whānau - Māori Reference Group
Manaaki Ora App - Te Rau Ora and The Centre for Māori Suicide Prevention
Unu Ora - a personal wellbeing resource - Tuihana Ohia
CHUR! All good, bro? Helping tāne get out of a dark space - Mental Health Foundation
He Tuinga Aroha - Te Hiringa Hauora
Mānawa Maiea te Atawhai video series – The Kindness Institute
Positive communication at work – Mental Health Foundation
How to have a conversation about mental health – Mental Health Foundation
Open Minds e-learning (helps people managers to support employees experiencing mental distress or illness at work) – Mental Health Foundation
Workplace Wellbeing – Mental Health Foundation
Schools and kura
Sparklers – All Right?
Te Rito Toi – developed by Professor Peter O’Connor and multiple contributors
The mental wealth project – Le Va
Supporting wellbeing & hauora video series – Ministry of Education
Pause, Breathe, Smile programme – Pause, Breathe, Smile Trust
If you are looking for a related book to read, check out:
In My Kete – Mental Health Foundation
- There are bibliotherapy schemes in Christchurch and Dunedin where GPs prescribe books which you can access through the local library.