If you or someone you know is experiencing depression or trauma, you may find the following links useful.
LifeLine's trained telephone counsellors can be reached 24/7 on 0800 543 354. The LifeLine website offers some additional resources and options for support.
A Ministry of Health site which offers information on understanding depression. This site includes a journal option, a self-test and John Kirwan’s ‘JK programme’ for finding a way through depression.
The Lowdown helps young Kiwis understand and deal with depression. It features lots of personal stories from people who have experienced depression in their own lives.
Out of the Blue provides useful information that will show you how to recognise the signs of depression. The site offers suggestions on where to go for help.
Webhealth has been specifically developed to connect people with health and social services in their local communities.
An Australian educational and clinical facility that specialises in mood disorders. The Institute is attached to the Prince of Wales Hospital and affiliated with the University of New South Wales.
A fun, free, interactive programme designed to help you identify and overcome problem emotions. It will show you how to develop coping skills so you can enjoy life.
Dr Libby Weaver (PhD) is one of Australasia’s leading nutrition specialists. She is the ‘why’ girl of nutrition and has a strong knowledge, understanding and passion of all areas of nutrition. She has worked with individuals, groups, companies and the media.