Depression & Suicide
Stress & Anxiety
Victim Support & Bullying
USEFUL LINKS on DEPRESSION
Some links for info on diagnoses, evidence based interventions and resources in general;
USEFUL LINKS on STRESS & ANXIETY
- Learning Meditation
- A website with tools, audios, and tips on how to relax and “be conscious” or meditate.
- Like Minds, Like Mine
A national, publicly funded programme aimed at reducing the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness. This website provides information and resources on the programme, looks at who is involved and shows how you can contribute to creating a nation that truly values and includes people with mental illness.
- Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand; Making Mental Health Everybody’s Business
Promotion, news, links to other websites, information on conditions etc. “We provide free information and training, and advocate for policies and services that support people with experience of mental illness, and also their families/whanau and friends.”
- The Mood Gym Training Program
Learn cognitive behaviour therapy skills for preventing and coping with depression.
- The Panic Centre
A link to a panic disorder programme that people can register and do on line for free. It has been evaluated in a recent Australian and NZ journal of Psychiatry and appears effective and easy to use. That was with adults though. Might possibly be useful for some of our older teens if anyone wants to try registering for it and going through it with someone.
- Promising Practices Network
The PPN website is a unique resource that offers credible, research-based information on what works to improve the lives of children and families. Sometimes referred to as a "best practices" site or a "model program" site, PPN is both of those things and much more. In addition to providing information on Programs that Work, PPN also links to additional research information in all areas related to child well-being, including their physical and mental health, academic success, and economic security. These additional resources include Resources and Tools and Expert Perspectives. To promote successful implementation of best practices and model programs, PPN also screens and posts evidence-based information on effective Service Delivery.
- Skylight – Because grief happens and support matters
A useful website with resources and information for professionals, parents, family, friends, children, youth etc. re; grief, loss, anger and so forth. They also host a variety of groups, some of which will come to you area.
- We offer a wide range of services to support those facing tough times of change, loss, trauma and grief - whatever the cause, and whatever their age. We also equip, train and support those wanting to assist them, such as friends or family members, community volunteers and professionals.”
- Sensory Processing Disorder
A website with information about SPD, sensory resources and tools.
- SPELD New Zealand
Information about different learning disabilities including dyslexia and dyspraxia; support and contact information in NZ.
“The purpose of speld nz, therefore, is to work within the framework established by the Ministry of Education, to assist in reducing underachievement in education by students with dyslexia and other specific learning disabilities.”
INFORMATION FROM VICTIM SUPPORT
What we do: Victim Support is the community response to people affected by crime and trauma. We help people hurt by crime and trauma find hope, strength and resilience in the face of grief and trauma.
We provide support and information so that people affected by crime and
How do we do this? Our 24/7 service is provided free of charge in communities large and small throughout New Zealand. It is delivered by trained volunteers who give their time, energy and expertise to help people in their local community.
Victim Support volunteers are carefully selected and receive quality
training on all aspects of providing support to victims of crime
Donna Smith - Service Coordinator
Victim Support Marlborough
M: 027 452 6212
Useful Websites on Bullying
Other Useful Website
Supporting Families Marlborough
MENTAL HEALTH & ADDICTIONS SERVICE
Supporting Families Marlborough provides holistic, family-centred, strength-based services for families on the journey to mental wellbeing.
They offers free mental health and addiction support to family / whānau supporting a loved one. Their service provides education, information, advocacy, face to face / telephone support, a website, as well as supporting workforce development.
WEB PAGE - Supporting Families
FACEBOOK - HERE
A Message from Drug Rehab
Teen Bullying & Drug Addiction
Researchers have found that middle and high school students who bully their peers or are bullied by others are more likely than students who aren't involved in bullying to use alcohol, cigarettes, and marijuana. Our organization is working to bring awareness to this issue.
DrugRehab.com is dedicated to providing help to teens and their loved ones. We believe that teens and parents have a better chance at conquering the hurdles of drug and substance abuse by having a better understanding of addiction, its causes, how to prevent it, and when to consider treatment.
You can review their information and resources by visiting
Below an excerpt from the Ministry of Health updated “Get Help Psychoactive Substances” (attached here)
What you can expect if you stop using.
If you have been using psychoactive substances regularly and you stop, you are likely to experience withdrawal (also known as detox). Withdrawal can cause symptoms that could last for several weeks or even months. Most people can cope with mild withdrawal by knowing what to expect, taking extra care of themselves (such as resting and drinking water) and possibly using natural remedies to help with sleep and agitation. Most people will complete withdrawal with mild to moderate symptoms.
Where to get help: Free confidential advice and support is available.
The Alcohol Drug Helpline www.alcoholdrughelp.org.nz on 0800 787 797, after hours Healthline on 0800 611 116.
Drug Help website, www.drughelp.org.nz, for people who are concerned about how drugs are affecting their lives.
Ministry of Health website – www.health.govt.nz/pshelp
For your nearest alcohol and drug service, see alcohol and drug under the Hospitals section of the Whitepages, online go to Addictions Treatment Directory www.addictionshelp.org.nz/Services/Home, www.addictionshelp.org.nz also lists support groups including for families.
Nelson Marlborough Addiction Services can be accessed through the hospital switchboard on Nelson ph 546 1800 or 520 9999.