Please note that we do not provide psychological counselling nor treatments. For any mental health issues, please seek professional help. If you'd like to speak to someone or look at some resources click here for our help links.
Navigate your way through child and adolescent mental health services by watching the videos below.
The '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.
• Anxiety and SSRI Medication
• Child Psychotherapy
We also have pdf versions for download of the promotional 'postcards' for these videos.
What do clinicians do?
These videos give an idea of the types of therapists that work with children and young people and their whānau:
What is the role of 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
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:
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
*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).
► We have more videos and links on our Youth Resources pages.
Click on the images below to download the pdfs of these 'postcards'.