Mental Health Education and Resource Centre

MHERC offers a free mental health library for the people of the South Island. Books, CDs, DVDs and videos on a wide range of mental health topics are available for loan. A free return postal service is available to anyone who lives in the South Island. The library service can be accessed in person at … Continued

Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand’s work focuses on making mental health everybody’s business. What we do is diverse and expansive, with campaigns and services that cover all aspects of mental health and wellbeing. We take a holistic approach to mental health, promoting what we know makes and keeps people mentally well. We provide … Continued


24 hour crisis telephone line which is available to anyone requiring counselling help. For help call 0800 543 354 ( which is a 24 hour helpline). Lifeline runs training sessions for volunteers who are interested in telephone counselling. For further information ring their Office number 366 6742. Free email counselling available on the email address … Continued

Depression Support Network

The Depression Support Network offers group and one-to-one support to people over the age of 15 years who either experience depression themselves, or support a loved one who has depression. They provide education about depression to raise awareness and increase knowledge about it within the community. Support Groups – Adult Groups; Friends and Family Group; … Continued

Depression Helpline

Talk with a trained counsellor. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Can also put you intouch with face-to-face support.