Frequently asked questions
Where else can I get help from?
At A Girl Called Hope we recognise that our programme is not suited to everyone, therefore we have listed some other organisations below that you might like to check out. There are also a whole range of organisations and services that can be accessed through your GP, including those available to you through your local Community Mental Health Team.
A not-for-profit rehabilitation clinic and therapeutic community in Dunedin. Ashburn Clinic offers a professional and supportive environment for diagnosis, treatment and recovery from mental illness and addictions.
Provides specialist services to people with eating disorders to those living in the Wellington, Manawatu-Wanganui and Hawke’s Bay districts.
Providing support services throughout the North Island. Ember - Korowai Takitini believes in providing innovative, person-centred solutions for people experiencing mental distress, people with addiction issues and people with intellectual disabilities.
This programme provides a place to support those who want to make a life free of addictive or compulsive behaviours including to alcohol, drugs, gambling, work, co-dependency, shopping/spending, food, pornography, sex, technology, and more. They facilitate change in men and women from dependent and/or addictive living to constructive living, using Christian principles, a therapeutic family environment and a professional application of recovery principles.
A community service for mental health and wellbeing. Providing a mental health support group freely accessible to anyone in the community.
Hearts and Minds (formerly Raeburn House)
A primary mental health provider / community development organisation with a focus on mental wellbeing, community wellbeing and diversity.
Kahui Tu Kaha
Provides recovery support to people who have experienced mental illness and who are living in the community. Support is provided individually, as a ‘wrap-around’ service or ‘package of care’. Support groups are also provided. They welcome referrals from General Practitioners, Primary Health Organisations and District Health Boards. They also welcome self-referrals, where indicated.
Works to help New Zealanders to overcome alcohol, drug and gambling addiction problems.
Provides community-based mental health, addiction and wellbeing services throughout Aotearoa. Most of their services are accessed via a referral from a community mental health team.
A residential facility, located near Omata. It also includes a non-residential space and services. It's a friendly, welcoming place where individuals or whole families can deal with tragedy or life-challenges. There is often a great mix of people of different ages and backgrounds staying. Taranaki Retreat provides a 'Space to Breathe' for individuals or whanau going through tough times.
The House of Grace
A home for pregnant teen, a place to live, learn, prepare for childbirth and make plans for a bright future
The Parenting Place
Provides programmes and resources that positively impact every family.
Provides practical tools to change your life for the better, tailoring our support to your circumstances. Their services include detox assistance, counselling support, some in-house accommodation, and courses aimed to help individuals overcome the long-term affects of addiction.
Time Out Respite Service
Offers a peaceful, nurturing, and professional psychiatric mental health respite service in a homely four-bed residential home setting. Time Out provides a therapeutic environment and sound clinical care for women experiencing a wide range of mental health problems and life challenges. Time Out operates on the premise that people will have the best chance of recovery in a small service that offers a friendly, caring and restful environment where their individual needs are given priority.
Provides a helpline, counselling, support and youth development services for young people in New Zealand.
Free call 0800 376 633 | Free text 234
Other resources, helplines and apps?
Listed below are a number of websites and apps providing great resources, services and support….
Anxiety and depression helpline. Call or text
Alcohol and Drug Helpline
A helpline that provides friendly, non-judgemental, professional help and advice.
Anxiety New Zealand
Anxiety helpline, resources and support
A not for profit with the goal of helping to lift mental Healthiness in NZ and encourage Kiwis in everyday life.
Aims to help New Zealanders recognise and understand depression. It encourages people to seek appropriate help and offers a range of resources.
Provides up-to-date information about healthcare providers, referral expectations, services offered and common treatments.
Providing independent and reliable heath information and resources
Just a thought
Free online learning to improve your mental health.
Supporting Pasifika families and communities to unleash their full potential by carefully designing and developing resources, tools, information, knowledge and support services.
Mental Health NZ
A wealth of resource covering all aspects of mental health
App that coaches mental well-being
Aroha chat bot designed to help NZ young people cope with stress
Supporting children, young people, and their whānau to navigate through tough times.
Online e-therapy tool proven to help young people with mild to moderate depression and anxiety
Support, information, education and advocacy for families and whanau with loved ones experiencing mental distress.
Free 24/7 phone, text, email, webchat upport for young people experiencing symptoms of depression and anxiety or supporting someone with depression/anxiety.
A New Zealand based App working on providing wellness tools.