Isn't it mental how our youth of today are suffering...

AT HANDS OF NEW ZEALAND'S YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM

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What I want to do​

Connect parents with other parents going through similar issues, connect youth with other youth with similar concerns and provide an information hub for people to share and get support from those walking the same walk.  It is time to lift the cloak of all the hidden secrets of mental health for youth, make parents aware of what is available and give the power back to the parent and youth. There no longer needs to be the unknown, the questions of who can help, the feelings of complete and utter despair and isolation for families of our youth in New Zealand suffering with a Mental Health concern.

Help Families

It is so essential in your journey to remember you are not the only family going through this, you are not alone and we want to work making you aware of others in similar situations.

Be Supportive

To be supportive, to trust that you are not alone on this journey is one of the biggest struggles lots of families have. We fear speaking about our youths mental health, thinking that they will be judged for it.

Share Stories

By sharing stories, we stand united. Each and every one of us is a tool that can be shared amongst others. Sharing is a power, for without it we often head down the path blindly

Need advice?​

There is a larger number of groups in New Zealand that are available to support families, we often don't know about them.

Find a Support Group

Need help now?

There is a list of some of the services available in New Zealand that offer support, information and help. All services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week unless otherwise specified

Find a Helpline Now

Fact #1

“Last year in New Zealand 137 young people died by suicide and it is estimated another 3500 attempted to take their own lives. While Government agencies are doing their best some kids are stuck waiting up to six months to receive the counselling they so urgently need.” 

Mike King

Our Story​

Gosh, where do I start!! My husband and I have six children between us, of which four live at home with us. Some people call us a blended family or a stepfamily but in our eyes, we are just A family! In saying that there is nothing really typical about our family. 

Three out of the four children who live with us have some form of mental health concern and the lucky other one has two severe learning disabilities. Just with that quick introduction most of you will already understand the fights we have fought and the stories we could tell. We have certainly been on our fair rollercoaster rides and still are to be honest...

Anon

If you're not comfortable within yourself, you can't be comfortable with others.

Beyonce

"Your self-worth is determined by you. You don't have to depend on someone telling you who you are."

S.D. Buffington

Trust yourself. There is no one else on earth that is better suited to determining your ideal and making it happen than you.    

James Allen

You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.  

Oprah Winfrey

Turn your wounds into wisdom.

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