Family / Whānau

Support yourself or your family/whānau


Sometimes when things get tough mentally and emotionally for you or your family/whānau, there are people and resources that can help you undertand the issues you are facing and get the support you need.

If you are concerned about your child or young person because you noticed a change in their mood or behaviour that led to difficulties at home, school, work or with their friends, you may refer to the Info Sheets below and seek professional help.

Look up an infant, child and adolescent mental health service in your area on the Finding Services page.

If you wish to learn more about infant, child and adolescent mental health issues, check out relevant events/trainings.

Watch Drive Series

This Eating Disorder video is part of the Drive series which help young people navigate their way through child and adolescent mental health service. It explains to families with eating disorders how they can help their child recover. The videos were created 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). You can find all the videos here.

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