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Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Aotearoa

Eliminating the stigma around perinatal mental health in NZ. PADA was formerly the Perinatal Mental Health New Zealand Trust (PMHNZ).

Address: PO Box 13010, Johnsonville, 6440. Level 2, 21-29 Broderick Rd, Johnsonville, 6027, Wellington
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Phone: 04 461 6318 or 021 024 82123 (confidential answer machine)
Email: office (at) pada.nz

ADHD National Support (adults)

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Alzheimers New Zealand

Alzheimers New Zealand Incorporated is a not-for-profit organisation with 21 Alzheimers member organisations located throughout the country that provide support, information, education programmes and services appropriate to their local community.

Address: 4 -12 Cruickshank St, Kilbirnie, Wellington 6241
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Phone: 0800 004 001
Email: admin (at) alzheimers.org.nz

Anxiety New Zealand Trust

The Phobic Trust (now The Anxiety New Zealand Trust) was first conceptualised by Marcia Read QSO and the late Mr David Ludbrook. Marcia went on to Form the Phobic Trust in 1980. A 24 hour voluntary phone line was established in 1983 and from this a trial clinic started in Parnell, with the main St Luke's clinic being created soon afterwards. It was officially Incorporated in 1987. The 24 hour help line continues to operate today.

If anxiety, panic attacks or phobias are interfering with your life or the life of one of your loved ones – contact the trust today.

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Phone: 0800 269 4389 or 09 846 9776

Balance NZ - National

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

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Big Black Dog message board and chat room

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.

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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: fiona (at) ed.org.nz

Emerge Aotearoa

Emerge Aotearoa provides a wide range of community-based mental health, addiction, disability support and social housing services nationwide. Their recovery and rehabilitation services are designed to empower people to reach their full recovery potential.

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Email: info (at) emergeaotearoa.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

Mothers Matter

Articles and links, including for support networks.

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Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous (OA) is a fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength and hope, are recovering from compulsive overeating.

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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

Pathways

Here you will find an overview of the wide range of mental health support choices that Pathways provide in eight regions.

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PeerZone

PeerZone is an international leader in peer-made resources for people with mental distress and their supporters. Developed by Mary O’Hagan, Sara McCook Weir and other peers in New Zealand, PeerZone has four work streams. We offer training and support for PeerZone Workshop facilitators; a collaborative online recovery toolkit; consultancy for consumer engagement and peer service development; and training and support on mental distress and wellbeing at work.

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Email: info (at) peerzone.info

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) fsauckland.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

Vitae

Vitae is a Not-for Profit nationwide provider of workplace wellness and employee assistance services.

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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