Drive Series

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This Drive series of video resources is 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 give an idea of the types of therapists that work with children and young people and their whānau:


Occupational Therapist



Social Worker



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What about medication?

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

Anxiety and SSRI Medication


Depression and SSRI Medication


Anti Psychotics



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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:


Child Psychotherapy


Cognitive Behaviour Therapy


Dialectical Behaviour Therapy


Family Therapy


Eating disorders*


*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).


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