We all face challenges to our mental wellbeing, but there is a way through.
When we are anxious or depressed it can change the way we think, feel and act. Dealing with the tough times can be hard but you’re not alone. Take a small step by getting ideas or support on how to take care of yourself and others.
Wellbeing for Māori
Keep your mental health in check, and remain connected with your whānau, community and culture.
Wellbeing for Pasifika
Find ways to navigate talanoa about mental health in our diverse Pasifika population.
There are many pathways to getting support
Overcoming depression and anxiety can be challenging, but there are many ways to start helping yourself and others.
There are ways can address aspects of your life that you have control over, physically and mentally.
Take a free self-test for depression to help you start planning your journey towards feeling better.
Take a free self-test for anxiety to help you start planning your journey towards feeling better.
Coping with COVID-19
Get tips on looking out for yourself and those around you during this challenging time.
Find out the common signs, symptoms and causes of depression and what they can mean.
Find out the common signs, symptoms and causes of anxiety and what they can mean.
Small Steps encourages everyone to give wellbeing activities a go with simple, bite-sized tools.
Gain hope and strength through people’s stories
Vesna took up Waka Ama where her hearing disability wasn’t an issue. She went on to beat depression and win elite level sporting titles.
Accepting support from whānau helped Ngaro after his marriage left him grieving the loss of his kids and home. After getting through his depression, he learned how to help others.
After overcoming others' views about her gender identity, Michelle then had to get through depression and the trauma of transitioning. She completed her recovery by helping others with theirs.
Buck got back to the gym to help cope with the loneliness and grieving he felt after becoming separated from his kids. Eight years on, he’s still training, and with the support of others he’s been able to overcome his depression.
Mindfulness, medication and her husband’s support helped Emma overcome people’s negative perceptions of her health problem. Anxiety had led to an eating disorder and depression.