Kia piki te ora | Keeping well
We deserve to show care towards our wellbeing no matter how we’re feeling. Here are some options to help you keep well:
Building resilience through gameplay to equip you with life skills to power through stressful and negative emotions.
The Five Ways to Wellbeing, Ētahi ara e rima ki te ngākau ora, help you stay mentally well.
Provide support for all rainbow people in Ōtautahi Christchurch and the wider Waitaha Canterbury area. Offers connection with youth groups, whānau support and resources.
Here to help you maintain wellness, find relief, or get help for yourself, friends or whānau - he waka eke noa.
Find information and resources to improve your mental health to create ‘Mental Wealth’. Make yourself rich in mental wealth so you can spend it on taking care of yourself and others.
He taupua ano | Extra support
Sometimes we go through times where we struggle. Here are some options for when you need some extra support:
Your school Guidance Counsellor or someone in your Mental Health team are great people to have a chat with if you are struggling.
A General Practitioner is another great option to talk with, and they can connect you with other support systems and resources to support you on your journey.
Connect with others in a range of educational, active and creative groups, or have a series of one-on-one sessions with a Manu ka Rere team member.
Youthline is a "with youth, for youth" organisation that supports young people throughout Aotearoa New Zealand. Youthline offers a free Helpline service (text, phone, webchat & email).
Are you feeling stressed or just need someone to talk to? Are you feeling down or a bit overwhelmed? Do you know someone who is feeling out-of-sorts or down? Free call or free text 1737 any time, 24 hours a day. You’ll get to talk to (or text with) a trained counsellor or talk to a peer support worker.
Te Tahi Youth is a ‘one-stop shop’ for medical, sexual and mental health services, as well as mentoring and employment support to help you find your way through life. And it’s all free. It's their mission to help Ōtautahi rangatahi be the best version of themselves.
A free, nationally available counselling helpline and webchat service for children and teenagers. What’s Up offers regular online/phone based counselling with the same counsellor. Free call on 0800 942 8787 Monday-Sunday 11am-11pm. Chat online Monday-Sunday 11am-10:30pm.
Morearea inaianei tonu | Immediate crisis
If you are in an urgent situation and you’re worried about your safety or someone else’s, these are the best places to contact:
For children and youth mental health emergencies call 0800 218 219