Mental Health & Wellbeing Resources for Parents and Children

See below for a list of great online resources and information for young people if they are in need of extra support.

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Jordan Foster

Clinical Child Psychologist

1737 - Need to Talk?

A free service 24/7. Call or text 1737 any time for support from a trained counsellor or peer support worker.


Youthline is a "with youth, for youth" organisation that supports young people throughout Aotearoa New Zealand. 

0800 What's Up

A free, nationally-available counselling helpline and webchat service for children and teenagers


Lifeline Aotearoa’s helpline and textline provides 24/7, confidential support from qualified counsellors and trained volunteers.

Lifeline - Suicide Crisis Helpline

0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)
Free, nationwide 24/7 service operated by highly trained counsellors

Depression and Anxiety Helpline

0800 111 757 or free text 4202 to talk to a trained counsellor.

Anxiety NZ Trust

Provides a free 24/7 helpline to support those with anxiety and depression.


A free, confidential peer support phone line, a transgender peer support service for trans and non-binary people.


Counselling for children, young people, and family/whānau who are experiencing any kind of grief, loss and trauma.

All Right?

Wellbeing resources for families and whānau.


Resources and activities to support wellbeing at home.


Resources to support wellbeing and mental health during uncertain times.


24/7 free advice and support for all New Zealanders harmed by online content or bullying. 0508 NETSAFE.

Whakatau Mai | The Wellbeing Sessions

Free online wellbeing sessions to support kiwis in their own space.

Aunty Dee

Self help tools for young people who are feeling overwhelmed and alone.

The Lowdown

Free 24/7 helpline for young people dealing with anxiety and depression.


Providing support, information, and advocacy for people suffering abuse or harm. 0508-744-633.


Bounce is a bunch of tips, ideas and inspiration to help you live life well.

Oat the Goat

Oat the Goat helps you talk to the children in your classroom about the choices they have when they see someone being bullied.

Project Rockit

PROJECT ROCKIT is Australia's youth-driven movement against (cyber)bullying.

The Smiling Mind

Smiling Mind is now considered to be one of the world’s leaders in the pre-emptive mental health space and Australia’s go-to expert for youth-based mindfulness programs.