The Lowdown is a New Zealand website which provides information for young people on how to recognise, understand and cope with symptoms of depression and anxiety. The Lowdown offers a webpage text service, and counsellors respond to texts to 5626 and emails 24 hours a day/7days a week. (facebook.com/TheLowdownNZ)
These articles on depression are from the Hey Sigmund website
Understanding the reasons why we can feel anxious, and also what happens in our brain and body with these feelings is really helpful. These articles, also from Hey Sigmund, provide really helpful ideas for developing new ways of coping:
- Managing anxiety
- Dealing with social anxiety
- Anxiety without medication
- Dealing with performance anxiety
Online fantasy game SPARX
SPARX is an online fantasy computer game developed by the University of Auckland to help young people deal with mild to moderate depression and anxiety.
The Breathe app is free and helpful for helping to calm the body and mind.