Resources for Mental Health

For Adults

Depression.org.nz

Depression.org.nz is a highly informative website including assessments for depression and anxiety, The Journal, an individualisable CBT programme and stories from many others living with depression and anxiety.

Just a Thought – e-therapy

Just a thought is a new e-therapy website which provides CBT for depression and generalised anxiety. More information is available in my blog post

Headspace – a mindfulness meditation app



Headspace is one of the most popular meditation apps available, with over 65 million users worldwide. Users are guided through a huge variety of meditations designed to assist with difficulties such as sleep onset and a range of overwhelming emotions. Headspace has recently teamed up with Netflix to produce a series of 8 20-minute episodes introducing the use of meditation and a second series focused on sleep. For more information please see my blog post.

The Happiness Trap by Russ Harris, 2007

This is one of the books I recommend most often. It is an easy to read and digest book using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to assist people with almost anything they may face. Read my full review at The Happiness Trap

For Kids and Youth

The Lowdown

The Lowdown has been designed for teens experiencing depression and anxiety. It provides information and tools for managing difficulties and stories from others living with depression and anxiety.

Stuff that Sucks by Ben Sedley, 2017

This highly accessible book by New Zealand Clinical Psychologist Ben Sedley explores how Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) can help adolescents accept painful things while living a life filled with what’s most important.

Hey Warrior by Karen Young, 2017

This delightful picture book explains anxiety to kids aged about 7 to 12 and provides some helpful coping strategies.