Drive Series

This Drive series of video resources are designed to help young people and their families navigate their way through child and adolescent mental health services.

The videos show examples of different kinds of therapies and clinicians who work in these services. They also include information about medications that are sometimes used to treat anxiety, depression and psychosis. Each video is around 5 minutes duration.

What do clinicians do?

These videos explain what different clinicians do when they work with children, young people and their whānau.

They also explain to families with eating disorders how they can help their child recover. The videos were created for us by Dion Howard from Peregrino productions in conjunction with a group of young people from around the country and the Eating Disorders Association of New Zealand (EDANZ). 


Occupational therapist



Social worker


Eating disorders


What about medication?

These videos give an idea of the types of medication that are sometimes prescribed to children and young people:


What does therapy look like?

These videos give an idea of types of therapy that could be  offered to children, young people and their whānau:


Please note that we do not provide psychological counselling nor treatments. For any mental health issues, please seek professional help.