Need mental health support?

If someone has thoughts or feelings about suicide, it's important to seek help. If you are worried that someone might be thinking about suicide, don't be afraid to ask them directly. These resources and links may help you, or someone you care about, find the support they need.

Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand website:

The Mental Health Foundation develops information resources to support people who are worried about their own suicide risk or the suicide risk of someone close to them. Through this information service, you can link to information about suicide prevention support available.

Useful online, e-therapies are available at www,

Suicide – a fact sheet

If you are feeling suicidal, or you are concered about someone you know - this fact sheet has information on what you can do, and where you can go for help.

Download Suicide - a fact sheet


For more information on responding to people at risk of suicide visit

Having suicidal thoughts? information booklet

Information for you, and for family, whänau, friends and support network. The information in this brochure is drawn from the evidence-based guideline, The Assessment and Management of People at Risk of Suicide, 2003, published by the New Zealand Guidelines Group. Updated 2012. 

Download the Having suicidal thoughts brochure

Copies can be viewed online or ordered from the Ministry of Health:

Depression and anxiety affects us all differently, visit and find your way to a better place


Common Ground website

Parents, family, whānau and friends play a vital role in supporting young people through challenging times in their lives. But sometimes it can be hard to see the signs of an emerging mental health issue until it gets to crisis point. Common Ground provides access to information that will help friends and whānau support young people to manage hard times, and enjoy happier lives.

The LowDown website

The Lowdown aims to help young people recognise and understand depression. This site encourages and enables them to seek appropriate help, or puts them in touch with trained professionals. People are encouraged to seek early treatment of depression and reduce the impact depression has on the lives of young New Zealanders, now and throughout their adult lives.

Skylight website

Skylight upport people facing any kind of tough life situation - whatever the cause and whatever their age. They also assist those wanting to help them.

What happens next?: A book providing support and information for parents, caregivers and family/whānau of young people who have a mental illness.  

Author: Lyons, Wendy.  Skylight (Organization)   Imprint: Wellington, N.Z.: Skylight, c2008.  

Classification: WS 462 L992 2008  

Suicide Prevention Information New Zealand website

Provide a national suicide prevention information service that aims to improve New Zealanders' understanding of suicide prevention and increase their capacity to help, by providing high quality information and resources.

Suicide Prevention Information New Zealand is provided by the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand, under contract to the Ministry of Health.

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