Online resources providing support

There are a number of websites and online resources that can help you and your loved one find professional help or ervices.

Young People

Common Ground

Common Ground offers a place of support for young people. It uses video stories to show that every family has different challenges to overcome, and different ways of dealing with those challenges.

Visit the Common Ground website.

The Lowdown

Information and resources on depression for young people.

Young people can email: or free text 5626 (emails and text messages will be responded to between 12 noon and 12 midnight).

Visit the Lowdown website.


SPARX is a computerised self-help program for young people aged 12 to 19 with mild to moderate depression. it incorporates a virtual fantasy setting with the use of graphics. You customise your virtual character which you then use to complete seven modules which teach Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) skills, such as how to relax, talk to people about feelings and how to solve problems.

SPARX is free to use and completely confidential.

Visit the SPARX website.

Families and individuals


Information about suicide prevention, including help options and resources and information.

Visit the SPINZ website.

Mental Health Foundation

Information about mental health including help options, resources, information and research.

Visit the Mental Health Foundation’s website.

Specific information about depression including symptoms, causes and treatment. Includes The Journal, a free online self-help tool.

Visit the website.

Covid-19 Update

Face-to-face workshops will not continue while New Zealand is at Level 4. We will be in contact with all participants soon.