Common Ground

  • The Common Ground website is a helpful New Zealand website for family and friends to learn about useful ways to support themselves, and teenagers with mental health issues. It includes videos of families learning as they go through tough times and has a space to share ideas, or to ask for advice.
  • If you would like advice about helping a young person you’re concerned about, Common Ground suggests you contact Youthline on 0800 376 633, or send a free text to 234. Support packs are available on request, and information from Mental Health New Zealand can also be accessed.

The Parenting Place

  • The Parenting Place offers a range of programmes and resources designed to encourage and equip families to thrive.

Ministry of Education

  • The Ministry of Education website has Information on Mental Help which provides useful tools and resources for parents and caregivers to support their children’s well-being.

If you are very worried about your teenager, see your GP and ask for a referral to an agency e.g. Marinoto Adolescent Mental Health Service which is part of the North Shore Hospital.

KidsLink is an online resource available to parents to find a range of services that specialise in working with children, teenagers and their families with issues that help with educational, physical and emotional needs.