Child Loss Websites
Skylight supports New Zealand children, young people, and their whānau through tough times including resources and counselling services.
Love Michael Always is a personal blog by Vilomah, a bereaved parent who lost her son at 20 years old.
Wave Support Groups is an eight-week programme that aims to support adults 18+ years old who have been bereaved by suicide.
The Compassionate Friends New Zealand is a voluntary, non-profit, self-help support organisation of bereaved parents caring for one another including grandparents and siblings too. They currently have chapters in Wanganui and the South Island.
Sands New Zealand is a network of parent-run, non-profit groups supporting families who have experienced the death of a baby. We have over 25 groups/contact people around the country.
Child Cancer Foundation provides families with personalised support at every stage of their experience with childhood cancer.
Health Navigator provides one place for New Zealanders to find reliable and trustworthy health information and self-care resources. Here’s what’s on their site regarding grief and loss.
Mental Health Websites
Help Guide is a New Zealand non-profit mental health and wellness website founded by Jeanne Segal, Ph.D., (1939 – 2017) in memory of Morgan Leslie Segal who died by suicide in 1996. For grief and loss resources.
LeVa is targeted at Pasifika families and communities to ensure the best possible health outcomes. Includes resources on suicide awareness and managing distress.
Aunty Dee (a service of LeVa) is an online tool to assist with problem-solving. To prevent you feeling overwhelmed.
The Lowdown provides resources for young people dealing with grief, loss and depression. It features a self-test, fact sheets, a moderated message board and video clips from popular musicians and high-profile young sportspeople. The site provides access to a team of counsellors who provide email, phone, webcam and text-based support services for young people.
The Mental Health Foundation has specific advice on grief and loss plus information on counselling services in New Zealand. Consult with your GP for local services.
Depression.org.nz includes an online diagnostic test to help assess your state of mind, wellness tips and how to find help.
Togetherall is a UK-based online service providing e-therapy for people dealing with anxiety, depression and other common mental health issues. Recommended by the NZ Mental Health Foundation. Free for Auckland DHB residents. It can be accessed 24/7 and ensures the safety and anonymity of all members.
We don't run grief support groups, provide counselling or therapeutic advice. We do help parents connect with others and share resources.
Note: If you need urgent help, please contact your GP or head here.