DO YOU NEED SUPPORT?
Friends, family and partners are usually our greatest source of support, but they cannot help if they do not know you are struggling. It is incredibly BRAVE to ask for help, so do not underestimate people's capacity for understanding and compassion when you are struggling. If you are looking for other forms of support and resources to help make sense of what you are going through or if you want to read/hear from other people going through a similar struggle, there are many websites and resources for support.
WEBSITES AND RESOURCES FOR SUPPORT:
NEW ZEALAND WEBSITES:
The mental health foundation - Provides a huge number of resources for finding help and support. You can also read about other people's experiences with mental illness.
Take the load off - Working to reduce stigma and discrimination through sharing stories and experiences and encouraging people to ask for help.
The lowdown -Helping young people recognise and understand depression or anxiety.
Beyond Blue - Provides information and support for those struggling with depression and anxiety.
Head to Health - Assists in finding the right online mental health resource for what you are struggling with.
Happify - Activities and games to designed for finding positivity, coping better with stress and practising gratitude.
Headspace - Meditation and mindfulness app.
Heads Together - mental health initiative in the UK run by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. It features video stories of people who have struggled with mental health and what they have done to improve their lives.