ADHD National Support (adults)

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Balance NZ - National

A well-established national bipolar and depression support network, including resources and online forums.

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Eating Disorders Association of New Zealand

EDANZ is a charitable organisation of parents who have experience in supporting a loved one with an eating disorder. We provide support, practical advice and understanding for parents and carers so they can help their loved one recover. We also provide education and advocacy for early detection, improvements in recovery outcomes and a clear and accessible pathway to evidence based treatment. . We are the only organisation of its kind operating nationally. The information we provide is accurate to the best of our knowledge. However, we are not medical professionals and urge anyone concerned about health issues to seek professional advice.

Address: Based in Auckland with dedicated volunteers in Whangarei, Wellington and Christchurch.
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Phone: 09 522 2679 or 0800 2 edanz
Email: info (at) ed.org.nz

Engage Aotearoa

Engage Aotearoa makes it easier for people to find the hopeful understanding, practical strategies, treatment and community connections needed to recover from a mental health issue. All team members and trustees have personal experience of recovery or supporting someone they care about, and a professional skill-set to share. Engage Aotearoa is a small, home-operated business based in Auckland but its presence is mainly online.

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Phone: 09 963 9455
Email: admin (at) engagenz.co.nz

Hearing Voices Network Aotearoa NZ

No support group in your area? Our hearing voices support groups are usually run by volunteers. If there isn't one currently in your area, you might want to consider starting one? If you are interested in doing so, please email us for some advice on how to proceed.

We also have a facebook group where you can join in and chat: fb.com/groups/hearingvoicesnetworkaotearoanz

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Email: info (at) hearingvoices.org.nz

Kenzie's Gift

Kenzie’s Gift is a charity which supports the mental health of children and young people affected by serious illness or bereavement, ensuring they can live happy and fulfilled lives. Kenzie’s Gift aims to give children and young people the coping mechanisms they need to deal with the anxiety, grief and loss experienced when a member of their family is affected by serious illness or passes away.

They have registered child and family psychotherapists who provide evidence-based one-to-one support, and offer a suite of printed and online resources for both children and parents. They support the wellbeing of children and families by providing:

One-on-one psychotherapy with registered child and family psychotherapists.
Informational web-based resources.
Printed resources: My Journey Kit and Memories Are Forever pack

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Email: hello (at) kenziesgift.com

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous is a Fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength, and hope, are recovering from compulsive overeating. We welcome everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively. There are no dues or fees for members; we are self- supporting through our own contributions, neither soliciting nor accepting outside donations. OA is not affiliated with any public or private organization, political movement, ideology, or religious doctrine; we take no position on outside issues. Our primary purpose is to abstain from compulsive eating and compulsive food behaviours and to carry the message of recovery through the Twelve Steps of OA to those who still suffer.

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Parent to Parent

Empowering families and whanau of people with disabilities and health impairments through support and information. Parent to Parent also deliver SibSupport NZ and Altogether Autism programmes.

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Phone: 0508 236 236

Supporting Families - Central Auckland

Supporting Families facilitates free monthly support groups for families, whanau and friends who are supporting someone in their mental health recovery. Share experiences, exchange information, learn different strategies of coping and managing your own needs and those of your loved ones, and hear from guest speakers.
Date: Third Tuesday of every month
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Address: 423 Great North Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland (please use the back door off Coleridge St)
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Phone: (09) 378 9134

Supporting Families - North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere

Supporting Families facilitates free monthly support groups for families, whanau and friends who are supporting someone in their mental health recovery. Share experiences, exchange information, learn different strategies of coping and managing your own needs and those of your loved ones, and hear from guest speakers.

Address: Unit F, First Floor, Building 2, 3 Ceres Court, Albany
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Phone: 027 277 2367 or 027 277 2383
Email: admin (at) sfauckland.org.nz

Supporting Families - South Auckland

Supporting Families facilitates free monthly support groups for families, whanau and friends who are supporting someone in their mental health recovery. Share experiences, exchange information, learn different strategies of coping and managing your own needs and those of your loved ones, and hear from guest speakers.
Date: Last Thursday of every month
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Venue: Awhinatia CMHC, 5-19 Great South Road, Papakura

Address: Awhinatia CMHC, 5-19 Great South Road, Papakura
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Phone: (09) 270 8543

Tourette's Association New Zealand

The Tourette’s Association of New Zealand is a parent-lead Association which aims to dispel the myths about Tourette Syndrome and to implement strategies within the health and education systems to support New Zealanders living with this neurological disorder.

Address: 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch 8011
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Phone: 03 940 9420
Email: info (at) tourettes.org.nz

Workbridge

Workbridge is a professional employment service for people with all types of disability, including people who have lived with the long-term effects of injury and illness. A Workbridge client will have been living with the effects of their disability, injury or illness for more than six months. Workbridge works at no cost for jobseekers and employers to match people to the right job.

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Workwise

Workwise works with people who are facing personal or health challenges and supports them to return to or stay in employment.

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Email: info (at) workwise.org.nz