Places



These are some organisations who offer people who experience extreme states different kinds of information or support either in person or online.

Amigos – A series of peer led and run groups based in Wellington amigosnz.wixsite.com/amigospeersupportwnz

Changing Minds – For better mental health/Te pae tawhiti o te Hinengaro. New Zealand’s oldest lived-experience led organisation, leading social change and inspiring positive action www.changingminds.org.nz

Emerge Aotearoa – Community-based mental health, addiction, disability support and social housing services nationwide www.emergeaotearoa.org.nz

Families Healing Together – introduces families to key recovery principles, leaders, research and resources that are person and family-centered, trauma-informed and strengths based in an online course www.recoveringourfamilies.com

Let’s Talk Withdrawal – Weekly podcast presenting real experiences of antidepressant treatment, including withdrawal and tapering, and discussions about the modern mental healthcare system www.jfmoore.co.uk/podcast

Le Va – Supporting Pacifica families and communities to unleash their full potential www.leva.co.nz

Mad in America – Science, Psychiatry and Social Justice www.madinamerica.com

Mind & Body – A NZ consumer organisation that provides training and community-based peer support in mental health and addictions www.mindandbody.co.nz

Mix – a community day service in the Hutt Valley which offers a space for adults with experience of mental health issues to connect with others and improve their wellbeing through art, creativity and self-development programmes www.mix.org.nz

Oasis Network – Services for people who live or work in the Hutt Valley or the Wairarapa who self-identify as having experience of mental distress www.oasisnetwork.org.nz

Pact – We support people to live fulfilling lives in the community in Otago, Southland, West Coast and Wellington www.pactgroup.co.nz

Pathways – Community based mental health and wellbeing services throughout New Zealand www.pathways.co.nz

PeerZone – Leaders in peer-made resources for people with mental distress and their supporters www.peerzone.info

RethinkingMadness.com – offers Dr Paris Williams’ widely acclaimed book, Rethinking Madness, for free, as well as extensive resource lists, guidebooks, articles, interviews and videos related to supporting individuals and their families and friends in working through extreme states

Take It From Us – Award winning mental health radio bringing psych stuff to communities www.planetaudio.org.nz/takeitfromus

Taranaki Retreat – “Space to Breathe”, a suicide prevention initiative offering short stays and support to give you time out www.taranakiretreat.org.nz

Te Waka Whaiora – Kaupapa Maori health providers based in Porirua, whanau support is our vehicle for transformation www.tww.org.nz

Vaka Tautua – By Pacific people for Pacific people, national support services www.vakatautua.co.nz

Wellbeing Wellington – Regional peer led organisation focussed on innovation www.wellbeingwellington.nz

Will Hall – The Harm Reduction Guide to Coming Off Psychiatric Medications ebook and audiobook from willhall.net