Mental health support and counselling for Children and young people

Ministry of Health – Mental Health Support

The Lowdown – is a website to help young New Zealanders recognise and understand depression or anxiety. 

SPARX – is an interactive self-help online tool that teaches young people skills to help combat depression and anxiety.

Aunty Dee  is a free online tool for anyone who needs some help working through a problem. 

Common Ground –Through its website, phone line, text counselling and a information pack services, Common Ground provided easy access to information, tools and advice about how to support a young person. 

Health Navigator – A great source of information and links to support Mental Health Services For Youth 

Kidsline- information  and telephone counselling for children age 9 to 13 years old

Whatsup – counselling phone line for children and young people 5 – 18 years old, available 7 days a week between 1pm to 11pm, staffed by trained counsellors.

No Bully – info for kids and parents about bullying

Service Directories 

If you are hunting for a service in your area go to a service directory to find the service you need.



Right Service

Kids Health Directory of Health & Disability Support A-Z

Ministry of Health directory of Disability organisations and websites 

Community and Family Services Directory 

Disability SUPPORT services

CCS Disability Action -disability support and advocacy organisation

Enable NZ – working to assist disabled people, families/whanau/hapū, employers, health professionals and disability support organisations

Carers NZ – info and support for carers

Parent to Parent NZ – offering support and networking for parents across NZ whose children face disability or health issues, as well as sibling support

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