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8 Tips that help you on your self-care journey
Self-care, Mental Health, Wellbeing, Support, For Myself
8 Tips that help you on your self-care journey
Self-care is an act of taking care of yourself physically, mentally, and emot...
A trip down memory lane – the power of nostalgia
Mental Health, Wellbeing, Self-care, Youth Talk, For Myself
A trip down memory lane – the power of nostalgia
Actively reminiscing on happy moments or joining in activities that are tied ...
Adult attachment styles
Mental Health, Wellbeing, Support
Adult attachment styles
An attachment style is the regular manifestation of particular traits in rela...
Anxiety 101
Mental Health, Self-care, For Myself, Video, Wellbeing
Anxiety 101
Anxiety 101: What is anxiety, and what do the symptoms look like? Can I help ...
Anxiety and panic attacks: how to be a supportive friend and whānau
Self-care, Mental Health, Wellbeing, Support
Anxiety and panic attacks: how to be a supportive friend and whānau
Friends and family/whānau support can make a real difference for someone dea...
Attachment and healthy relationships
For Family / Whānau, Mental Health, Wellbeing, For Myself
Attachment and healthy relationships
What is secure attachment and why it has such a great impact in building heal...
Autism and anxiety
Mental Health, Wellbeing, Support, For Myself, Self-care
Autism and anxiety
Learn about the relationship between autism and anxiety and how we can better...
Barefoot grounding for managing my social anxiety
Youth Talk, Mental Health, Self-care, Wellbeing, For Myself
Barefoot grounding for managing my social anxiety
Elle's social anxiety ramped up after being in lockdown, then she discovered ...
Box breathing to reduce anxiety
Mental Health, Self-care, Wellbeing, Support, Crisis, For Myself, For Family / Whānau, Youth Talk, Parents and Caregivers, Kids, Video
Box breathing to reduce anxiety
A helpful guide to WHY and HOW to use Box Breathing to relax.
Building resilience during lockdown
Mindfulness, Mental Health, Wellbeing, Youth Talk, Self-care, Personal Stories
Building resilience during lockdown
Lockdown can be challenging, but it's also an opportunity to put things in pe...
Clearing the space and the mind
Wellbeing, Mental Health, Self-care, Personal Stories, Youth Talk
Clearing the space and the mind
Being organised has advantages: make space for your mind to think, enhance pr...
Coping with anxiety during disasters and emergencies
Mental Health, Wellbeing, Mindfulness, Support
Coping with anxiety during disasters and emergencies
It is normal to experience anxiety during unpredictable situations, like natu...
Coping with the winter blues
Youth Talk, Mental Health, Wellbeing
Coping with the winter blues
How to cope with the winter blues and look after your mental and physical we...
COVID-19 and caregivers: how to support children through vaccine anxiety
Kids, For Family / Whānau, Wellbeing
COVID-19 and caregivers: how to support children through vaccine anxiety
Tips and resources to help your child through vaccine anxiety
COVID-19 vaccine anxiety: info and coping mechanisms
For Myself, Support, Mental Health
COVID-19 vaccine anxiety: info and coping mechanisms
As we approach a new transition period in our fight against COVID-19, new con...
Cyberbullying: Playing safe online
Mental Health, Personal Stories, Wellbeing, Youth Talk
Cyberbullying: Playing safe online
An outline of cyberbullying and some strategies to help deal with it.
Dyslexia and university
Mental Health, Self-care, Wellbeing, Support, For Myself
Dyslexia and university
Outline of having dyslexia, studying at university, and how dyslexics can sti...
Eco-anxiety – how to cope with it
Mental Health, Wellbeing, Mindfulness
Eco-anxiety – how to cope with it
We've compiled a few tips and techniques to help you coping with eco-anxiety,...
Fight-flight-freeze: The body's natural response to stress
Wellbeing, Mental Health, For Myself
Fight-flight-freeze: The body's natural response to stress
The fight-flight-freeze response - Learn about your body's natural response t...
Finding Your Passion and Skills
Youth Talk, Workplace Wellbeing, Personal Stories, Mental Health, Self-care
Finding Your Passion and Skills
An outline of ways to find passions in life
Forest Walk - Brief Guided Visualisation
Mental Health, Wellbeing, For Myself, For Family / Whānau, Youth Talk, Teachers, Parents and Caregivers, Video
Forest Walk - Brief Guided Visualisation
Imagining being in a calming place (especially in nature) can help reduce fee...
Free Crisis & Distress Numbers and Resources
Mental Health, Support, For Myself, For Family / Whānau
Free Crisis & Distress Numbers and Resources
Important numbers and resources to find advice and support at a time of crisi...
Friendships and the importance of maintaining them
Youth Talk, Personal Stories, Mental Health, Wellbeing
Friendships and the importance of maintaining them
Friends certainly make life more fun and better in many aspects. But good fri...
Getting out of a rut
Self-care, Youth Talk
Getting out of a rut
Stuck on a rut, not feeling very challenged or motivated? You are not alone. ...
Gratitude benefits to mind and body
Mindfulness, Self-care, Mental Health, Wellbeing, For Myself
Gratitude benefits to mind and body
There are many physical and psychological benefits to practicing gratitude. R...
Harmonising music and mental health
Wellbeing, Youth Talk, Mental Health, Self-care
Harmonising music and mental health
Music isn't just fun or relaxing; it also benefits our overall mental health....
Home sickness and new chapters
Mental Health, Wellbeing, Personal Stories, Youth Talk
Home sickness and new chapters
A big step in adulthood is moving away from home and this can be very excitin...
How and why to keep a balanced diet on a student budget
Youth Talk, For Myself, Self-care, Wellbeing
How and why to keep a balanced diet on a student budget
Outline of strategies to keep a balanced diet on a budget
How are your mates doing?
Mental Health, Youth Talk, For Myself, Article
How are your mates doing?
Movember has become an annual tradition, around the world, for people showing...
How becoming a pet-owner improved my mental health
Mental Health, Self-care, For Myself, Wellbeing, Support, Youth Talk
How becoming a pet-owner improved my mental health
Having a pet is a great source of joy and it can also do wonders to our menta...
How to flourish under the pressures of social media
Self-care, Mental Health, Wellbeing, Youth Talk, Personal Stories
How to flourish under the pressures of social media
How to enjoy social media in a healthy way without putting your mental health...
How to reduce your holiday stress
Mindfulness, Self-care, Mental Health, Wellbeing
How to reduce your holiday stress
A few ideas to make the holiday season less stressful and more jolly
How to support your loved one with PTSD
Mental Health, Personal Stories, For Family / Whānau, Article
How to support your loved one with PTSD
Lived-experience strategies on how to support a loved one with PTSD
I’m going with my gut: the vagus nerve and our mind-body connection
Mental Health, Self-care, Wellbeing, For Myself
I’m going with my gut: the vagus nerve and our mind-body connection
An exploration of how our gut and mind interact, and how our bodies impacts t...
Improving sleep
For Myself, Mental Health, Wellbeing
Improving sleep
Good sleep can greatly improve your quality of life, promoting physical and m...
Journaling's Power
Self-care, Mental Health, Wellbeing, Youth Talk
Journaling's Power
Journaling can be a powerful tool for self-care and mental health support. Ba...
Let's End Loneliness Together
Mental Health, Article
Let's End Loneliness Together
Anxiety NZ Recommends Resources to Connect and Thrive
Living with Anxiety - Peter's story
Mental Health, Personal Stories, Video
Living with Anxiety - Peter's story
What's it like to live with anxiety? Peter shares his journey
Living with others: the joys and challenges of flatting
Personal Stories, Youth Talk, Self-care, Wellbeing, Mental Health
Living with others: the joys and challenges of flatting
Living with others who vary in lifestyle, personality, and living habits is e...
Looking after our mates
Mental Health, Self-care, Wellbeing, Support, For Myself
Looking after our mates
Supporting boys and men in looking after their mental health and wellbeing.
Mental wellbeing and nutrition
Self-care, Mental Health, Wellbeing, For Myself
Mental wellbeing and nutrition
Keeping a healthy diet is not only good for the body but it can also benefit ...
Mindfulness to get through tough moments
Mindfulness, Mental Health, Wellbeing, Youth Talk
Mindfulness to get through tough moments
Read about how Jess found her way into mindfulness and how this can contribut...
My experience of losing a pet and what helped my recovery
Self-care, Wellbeing, Mental Health, Youth Talk, Personal Stories
My experience of losing a pet and what helped my recovery
It’s normal to feel intense grief and loss at the passing of a pet. Many yo...
My experience with bullying
Mental Health, Wellbeing, Support, Youth Talk
My experience with bullying
Bullying is still very common but how to deal with it and what to do if you o...
My relationship with food and my body
For Myself, Self-care, Mental Health, Wellbeing, Support
My relationship with food and my body
Jameel shares his journey to build a better relationship with food and his bo...
Name it to tame it
Mental Health, Wellbeing, Support, For Myself, For Health Professionals, For Family / Whānau, Kids, Youth Talk, Teachers, Parents and Caregivers
Name it to tame it
Find out how naming our feelings can reduce the intensity of the emotions and...
Navigating Mental Health with Chronic Illness or Disability Challenges
Self-care, Mental Health
Navigating Mental Health with Chronic Illness or Disability Challenges
Most of us have heard of the general recommendations for mental and physical ...
Online therapy in Aotearoa
Mental Health, Wellbeing, Self-care, For Myself
Online therapy in Aotearoa
Online therapy is convenient, accessible and effective. It is also cost-effec...
Optimism - a powerful tool to manage anxiety
Wellbeing, Mental Health, Self-care, Youth Talk
Optimism - a powerful tool to manage anxiety
Optimism is not simply about looking at things in a positive light and requir...
Overcoming Agoraphobia
Youth Talk, Support, Wellbeing, Mental Health, Personal Stories
Overcoming Agoraphobia
Practical strategies to manage agoraphobia and tips to support someone living...
Overcoming the fear of public speaking
Youth Talk, Mental Health, Self-care, Wellbeing, Personal Stories
Overcoming the fear of public speaking
Techniques to help with the fear of public speaking
Pets and Mental Health
Mental Health, Wellbeing
Pets and Mental Health
Many pet owners are familiar with the joy owning an animal can bring. What’...
Practical strategies to cope with anxiety at university
Mental Health, Wellbeing, Youth Talk, For Myself
Practical strategies to cope with anxiety at university
Attending university can seem daunting, but initial anxiety can be reduced by...
Reconnecting with myself
Mental Health, For Myself, Wellbeing
Reconnecting with myself
The importance of finding time to connect with oneself and focus on our inner...
Recovering from the loss of a parent
Youth Talk, Personal Stories
Recovering from the loss of a parent
Our intern writer, Jameel, writes about his experience of losing his father a...
Resources for parents and caregivers
Mental Health, Wellbeing, Support, Kids, Youth Talk, Parents and Caregivers
Resources for parents and caregivers
Helpful resources for caregivers of children and young people.
Resources for whānau
Mental Health, Wellbeing, Support, Crisis, For Family / Whānau
Resources for whānau
Families play an important role in the recovery journey of people experiencin...
Running for my mental health
Self-care, Mental Health, Wellbeing, Youth Talk
Running for my mental health
Jameel talks about how running has helped him build mental fortitude, feel ac...
Self-Compassion in the New Year
Wellbeing, Mental Health, Youth Talk, Self-care, Support, For Myself
Self-Compassion in the New Year
Positive self-talk: When a friend makes a mistake, we give them an uplifting ...
Sleep during stressful and uncertain times
Self-care, Wellbeing, Mental Health, For Myself
Sleep during stressful and uncertain times
COVID-19 and isolation have brought people's stress and anxiety levels up, wh...
Staying Safe Online: A Free Workshop for New Zealand Teenagers
PDF, Youth Talk, For Family / Whānau, Kids, Teachers, For Health Professionals, Parents and Caregivers, Support
Staying Safe Online: A Free Workshop for New Zealand Teenagers
Free Printable PDF Workbook.
Staying Safe Online: A Free Workshop for New Zealand Young Adults
Self-care, Wellbeing, Support, For Myself, PDF
Staying Safe Online: A Free Workshop for New Zealand Young Adults
Free Printable PDF Workbook.
Staying Safe Online: A Free Workshop for Parents and Caregivers
Support, PDF, For Family / Whānau, For Health Professionals, Parents and Caregivers
Staying Safe Online: A Free Workshop for Parents and Caregivers
Free Printable PDF Workbook
Staying Safe Online: A Free Workshop for Young New Zealand Teenagers
Youth Talk, Kids, For Health Professionals, For Family / Whānau, PDF
Staying Safe Online: A Free Workshop for Young New Zealand Teenagers
Free Printable PDF Workbook.
Supporting anxious children in the classroom
Wellbeing, Support, Mental Health, Kids, Youth Talk, Teachers, PDF
Supporting anxious children in the classroom
Acknowledging anxiety and supporting kids to find healthy ways to cope helps ...
Supporting anxious kids: Advice for parents and caregivers
Parents and Caregivers, For Family / Whānau, Kids, Mental Health, Wellbeing, Support, Mindfulness
Supporting anxious kids: Advice for parents and caregivers
Anxiety is normal and all children and youth experience it. Here are some tip...
Supporting Parents, Healthy Children
Mental Health, Wellbeing, Support, For Family / Whānau, Parents and Caregivers
Supporting Parents, Healthy Children
Talking with your children about your mental health or addiction issues can h...
Supporting someone with Alzheimer’s
Self-care, Wellbeing, Mental Health, Support
Supporting someone with Alzheimer’s
Support, self-care and tips for carers of people living with Alzheimer’s.
Supporting women to thrive
Wellbeing, Mental Health, Support, For Family / Whānau, For Workplaces, For Myself
Supporting women to thrive
We celebrate the diversity, courage, intelligence, and life of all wāhine an...
Taking a break from technology
Youth Talk, Mental Health, Self-care, Wellbeing
Taking a break from technology
Spending too much time online can have a negative impact on our mental health...
Talking to your GP about Mental Health
Mental Health, Support, For Myself
Talking to your GP about Mental Health
Talking to your GP is a great starting point for your mental health journey. ...
The benefits and challenges of boundaries during the holidays
For Family / Whānau, Youth Talk, Mental Health, Wellbeing
The benefits and challenges of boundaries during the holidays
Setting boundaries is an important part of establishing our identity but it c...
The benefits and challenges of doing an internship
Youth Talk, Workplace Wellbeing, Self-care
The benefits and challenges of doing an internship
Why do an internship, tips to land a nice opportunity and a few things to be ...
The courage to face our fears
Mental Health, Wellbeing, For Myself, For Workplaces, For Health Professionals, Kids, Youth Talk, Teachers, Parents and Caregivers, For Family / Whānau
The courage to face our fears
Check out five steps to build courage to face your fears and deal with your o...
The final stage of the studying year
Youth Talk, Mental Health, Wellbeing, Self-care
The final stage of the studying year
Jess finds out the benefits of routine and what creates a good environment fo...
The link between mental and physical health
Mental Health, Wellbeing, Self-care, Mindfulness, Youth Talk, For Myself
The link between mental and physical health
A healthy body is key to our mental wellbeing. Here Jess shares why and what ...
The mental health benefits of taking a break
Mental Health, Self-care, Wellbeing, Mindfulness, Workplace Wellbeing
The mental health benefits of taking a break
Working nonstop can lead to mental and physical fatigue, and contribute to bu...
The mental health benefits of volunteering
Wellbeing, Mental Health, Workplace Wellbeing
The mental health benefits of volunteering
Volunteering is a known way to meaningfully contribute to your community but ...
The prospects of a New Year
Self-care, Mental Health, Wellbeing, For Myself, Youth Talk
The prospects of a New Year
Accomplishing our new year's resolutions can be tricky. Jess shares what help...
The stages of grief
Self-care, Wellbeing, Mental Health, Support, For Myself
The stages of grief
Understanding the five stages of grief may be useful when navigating your jou...
Tiffany's experience with anxiety
Mental Health, Personal Stories, Video
Tiffany's experience with anxiety
Anxiety Helpline Volunteer Shares her Experience with Anxiety
Tips to cope with COVID and anxiety
Mental Health, Self-care, Wellbeing
Tips to cope with COVID and anxiety
COVID-19 outbreaks may make us feel anxious as we assess how our own or other...
Understanding fear, anxiety, and stress
Mental Health, Wellbeing, Mindfulness, Self-care, For Myself
Understanding fear, anxiety, and stress
Understanding the difference between fear, anxiety, and stress can help you d...
Understanding OCD and being a better support person
Mental Health, Support, For Myself, Youth Talk, Parents and Caregivers
Understanding OCD and being a better support person
Learning about a friend's experience with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and h...
What has made my lockdown easier
Youth Talk, Mental Health, Self-care, Support
What has made my lockdown easier
Our youth writer shares how she found ways to cope with isolation, look after...
What is stress and how to manage it
Mental Health, Wellbeing, Mindfulness, For Myself, Self-care
What is stress and how to manage it
Everybody feels stressed at times, but too much of it can harm our physical a...
World Bipolar Day: Increasing awareness of mate rangirua
Mental Health, Support, For Family / Whānau, Article
World Bipolar Day: Increasing awareness of mate rangirua
March 30th Bipolar Awareness Day - What is bipolar disorder and how to raise ...
Youth and mental wellbeing: Be active, me kori tonu
Youth Talk, Mental Health, Self-care, Wellbeing, For Family / Whānau, Kids
Youth and mental wellbeing: Be active, me kori tonu
Exercise can do wonders to kids and adults’ physical and mental health. Che...