Community Resources

Useful links 

Parenting Resources 

Rules, Rewards, Reprimands, and Time Out - A Parents’ Toolkit for dealing with disruptive, difficult and dangerous behaviour (PDF)


Mental Health and Family/Whanau Resources 

Support for Individuals and Families 

Bullying-Free-New Zealand 

Mental Health Foundation:  suicide prevention booklet – created with input from over 900 New Zealanders 

Oranga Tamariki 

Superu (previously Families Commission) 

National Directory of Family Services 

Ministry of Social Development 

Parents Centre 

Strengthening Families 

Help for Children Exposed to Violence  

SKIP- Strategies for Kids-Information for Parents 

Child Matters 


Skylight – helping children and young people deal with change, loss and grief 

Are you ok? – website for the national campaign for action on family violence 

Netsafe (resources related to cyberbullying etc) 

Plunket Line 

Women’s Refuge 

Victim Support 

Health and Disability Commissioner 

National Association of Loss and Grief, New Zealand 

Support for suicidal distress 


Mental Health 

Mental Health Foundation 

The Lowdown – helping youth with depression 

Suicide Prevention Information 

Like Minds, Like Mine 

Chur Chur Bro- a bilingual mental health website for rangatahi Māori 

Depression website  – National Depression Initiative 

Kai Xin Xing Dong – Reducing stigma and discrimination related to mental illness in the New Zealand’s Chinese Community 

A Guide to Talking Therapies in New Zealand 

Life after a traumatic event (PDF) 

Tips for recovering from traumatic events 




Lifeline NZ 

Samaritans Helpline 

Sexual Abuse Helpline (Auckland based but has links to national services) 

Refugees as Survivors 


Chinese Lifeline 

Gambling Helpline 

Māori and Pasifika Gambling Helpline 

Youth Gambling Helpline 

Alcohol and Drug Helpline 


Domestic Violence Helpline 


Parent Helpline 

Barnardos Parent Helpline 

Plunket Helpline