Talking Therapies like counselling can help us understand our loss, behaviour, feelings and relationships. Therapists are trained to listen carefully and they will help you to find your own answers.
Some talking therapies are subsidised by the government or provided by community organisations like the Samaritans or Presbyterian Support Services, and are free or offered for a small cost or donation/koha. The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) and Work and Income also provide counselling services. Access to these services will depend on your situation, and usually require an assessment by a mental health professional. Talk to your GP or health provider about what may be available.
Exercise – how to get started and make a plan.
Mindfullness & Journaling
Download a mindfulness and/or journaling app, a range of them can be found on the Mental Health Foundation website.
Health Navigator provides one place for New Zealanders to find reliable and trustworthy health information and self-care resources.
Loss of appetite or eating difficulties?
Food Switch App
Seeking healthier food options? Food Switch is a New Zealand smartphone app that helps you and your family make healthier choices. The information is based on New Zealand grocery foods. There are currently 8000 foods in the database. This app has been reviewed by the New Zealand Health Navigator.
Yoga for grief and loss. An interview with Karla Helbert about mindfulness, yoga, and grief. Karla is a bereaved mom, a licensed professional counsellor and a certified yoga instructor.
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.