Mental health support

Supporting mental wellbeing during the COVID-19 response

Discover organisations that have resources to help support the mental health of you and your whānau during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand

The Mental Health Foundation has gathered together important information to help people living with mental illness through this difficult time.

Read the Mental Health Foundation's guidelines for looking after mental health and wellbeing during COVID-19 (external website)

Victim Support

Victim Support is committed to minimising the impact of COVID-19 on their services for anyone affected by crime, trauma, or suicide. They're an essential service and their contact service is providing services as usual.

Find out more about contacting Victim Support during the COVID-19 restrictions (external website)

MidCentral Mental Health and Addiction services

Find out more information about MidCentral DHB's mental health and addiction services via the link below. 

View the MidCentral Health Mental Health & Addictions Services Map and Directory (PDF, 7.7 MB, 68 pages)

Ministry of Health resources

The Ministry of Health has a directory of information and tools to support your mental wellbeing during the COVID-19 response.

View the Ministry of Health's mental health and wellbeing resources (external website)

Websites for mental distress or addiction issues

Blueprint for Learning has compiled a list of websites to provide support for anyone experiencing mental distress or addiction issues.

View Blueprint for Learning's list of helpful websites (external website)

World Health Organisation

The World Health Organization (WHO) provides international guidelines for mental health and psychosocial considerations. They share messages for the general public, healthcare workers, people caring for others, managers, people in isolation and those with underlying health conditions.

Download the World Health Organisation guidelines (external website)