Youth Mental Health

Manaia PHO Youth Mental Health – 12-19 years.

Manaia PHO has a Mental Health Clinician focusing exclusively on mental health for youth aged 12-19 years. Therapy can be provided to all youth who fit the criteria, for up to 5 sessions with a therapist/counsellor within the community. The process of referral is below and will need to contact the Youth Mental Health Clinician, to discuss which therapist/counsellor would best suit the young person.

Criteria for referral: all 12-19 year olds with a mild-moderate mental health issue.

Referral for youth (12-19 years) can now be made through the following options

  • GP referral Through Healthlink
  • Other health professional referral via fax referral form
  • Self-referral though fax 
  • Self-referral by calling Mark on 09 438 1015, or calling/texting 021 765 376.

Groups

 Empower Health - For Youth with chronic medical conditions

 

List of therapists for youth

 

Websites you could try for
information or advice:
www.thelowdown.co.nz
Information, stories & support for young people affected by depression
www.depression.org.nz
National Depression Initiative – John Kirwan
www.youthline.co.nz
Information about youth development &
support services
www.rainbowyouth.org.nz
A queer organisation, run for youth, by youth
www.adanz.org.nz
Information & advice about alcohol & drugs
www.sparx.org.nz
Computer programme that helps young people with mild to moderate depression
www.calm.auckland.ac.nz
University of Auckland computer assisted learning
http://www.whatsup.co.nz
Trained counsellors that you can chat online with between 7am & 11pm.
www.mindcheck.ca
Resources for mood and anxiety, stress, depres-sion, alcohol and drug use, and body image.

Websites you could try for information or advice:

www.thelowdown.co.nz - Information, stories & support for young people affected by depression

www.depression.org.nz- National Depression Initiative – John Kirwan

www.youthline.co.nz -Information about youth development & support services

www.rainbowyouth.org.nz - A queer organisation, run for youth, by youth

www.adanz.org.nz- Information & advice about alcohol & drugs

www.sparx.org.nz- Computer programme that helps young people with mild to moderate depression

www.calm.auckland.ac.nz - University of Auckland computer assisted learning

http://www.whatsup.co.nz- Trained counsellors that you can chat online with between 7am & 11pm.

www.mindcheck.ca- Resources for mood and anxiety, stress, depres-sion, alcohol and drug use, and body image.

 

Want to learn new skills? Here are some apps you can try for free:

 Pacifica: learn to manage stress & anxiety at your own pace

 Smiling Mind: mindfulness and meditation

 Self Help: Anxiety Management SAM


Mental Health Crisis Team – 0800 223 371