|Topic||Helplines and local mental health services|
|Publisher||Mental Health Foundation & Ministry of Health|
A well-established national bipolar and depression support network, including resources and online forums.
A NZ-run mental illness consumer peer support group available to all, online 24/7.
The Big Black Dog Message Board was started in August 2008 and currently has around 160 members (membership & registration is free but essential to post or visit the chat room). The message board is moderated and has become a safe haven for many who previously felt they had no voice.