|Topic||Helplines and local mental health services|
|Publisher||Mental Health Foundation & Ministry of Health|
A clinically supported, professionally facilitated, self-managed, peer support community of people who are experiencing common mental health problems who are supported to self-manage their own mental health. Members are able to engage anonymously one on one, in groups or the wider membership, express themselves creatively, gain knowledge and self-awareness through available information resources.
GROW offers a supportive environment to help those who struggle to live well in the world. We are a community mental health movement with groups suitable for people recovering from mental illness, anyone suffering a crisis, and for those who need support to self-manage their daily lives. We offer friendship and support at weekly group meetings that are open to all. The meetings follow a routine format and embrace a 12-step program.
The GROW community are people who have been in your shoes and know how you feel. We have found our way back to wholeness and our passion is to help you do the same. No referrals are required, no fees are charged, however a small donation to meet group expenses is usual and voluntary.
Address: Auckland, Waikato, Christchurch and Dunedin
Phone: Nationwide enquiries: 09 846 6869 or 021 049 1360
Email: auckland (at) grow.org.nz
North Shore Women's Centre provides essential support services for women. These services include a free legal clinic, counselling, social work, information and referral and holiday programmes for young women.
Phone: 09 444 4618