How are you going?
Opening up about mental health can be challenging sometimes but the most important step to getting better is initiating the conversation.
There's many ways to start the conversation and one of the easiest ways to ask is as easy as "How are you going?"
You could meet up with a friend, call your parents or even send a text reminding someone that you're here if they need to talk.
If you or someone you care about is going through a hard time, there is no shame in asking for help. Here are some incredible services that can help assist you in your mental health journey. Remember that the world is better with you in it.
Mā te matau, ka ora/through wisdom, comes wellbeing
Helpline services are available right now in New Zealand that offer support, information and help for you and your parents, family, whānau and friends.
All the services listed here are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week unless otherwise specified.
The below list is provided by the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand.
Need to talk? Free call or text 1737 any time for support from a trained counsellor.
OUTLine NZ – 0800 688 5463 (OUTLINE) provides confidential telephone support.
Free peer support services for people experiencing mental illness or those supporting them: