Resources

 

A guide to web-based self-help and educational information for stress, depression and anxiety

MoodGYM an Australian self help tool for depression using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques:

http://www.moodgym.anu.edu.au/welcome

Ecouch provides information and evidence-based strategies for emotional difficulties including anxiety:

www.ecouch.anu.edu.au

Living Life to the Full, a British computer-based CBT programme with free access:

www.livinglifetothefull.com

NZDI NZ depression information and self-help guide fronted by Sir John Kirwan:

www.depression.org.nz

The Low Down, a NZ site for young people, with a focus on depression:

www.thelowdown.co.nz

BeyondBlue an Australian national depression initiative site, information and education: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, post-natal depression:

www.beyondblue.org.au

Information on suicidal thinking with sources of help:

http://www.nzgg.org.nz

Select the ‘Guidance Library’ tab → ‘Mental Health and Behavioural Conditions’ from the menu on the left → scroll down to find ‘Having Suicidal Thoughts?’ near the bottom, click on ‘Consumer Resources’ then ‘Mental Health’ or ‘Anxiety Disorders’

CALM Computer Assisted Learning for the Mind is a University of Auckland site originally designed for students but now publicly available. It uses a mindfulness approach to
promote:

Mental resilience

Managing stress, anxiety and depression

Healthy relationships

Finding meaning in life

http://www.calm.auckland.ac.nz/

Disclaimer: Research supports the effectiveness of computer-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy but the Northland PHO’s do not monitor or supervise these sites and cannot accept responsibility for the effectiveness, or otherwise, of their use. CBT approaches help many people understand their thoughts, feelings and behaviours. However, not everyone finds these helpful and some people do better with a more personalised approach or more collective whanau-based methods.

Reviewed 2017