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

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

Mahasattva Services – Provides counselling to help people work on issues and explore alternatives through therapeutic conversations facebook.com/mahasattvas/

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

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