Mental Health and Wellbeing Toolbox

The stresses of owning a business have only been exacerbated by the events brought on by COVID-19,l particularly in the last 4 months.  These stresses can take a serious toll on your mental health and wellbeing.  Below we have compiled a list of resources that may help you to work through any anxiety or concerns you may be having. 

A guide to living with worry and anxiety 
Looking after your mental health during COVID 19
How to talk about COVID vaccines
Wellbeing - Support in your pocket


Clear Head - Your guide to all things mental health and wellbeing
Small StepsOne resource amongst many that you can use to maintain, manage, or improve your mental wellbeing.
All Right - Practical tips for looking after yourself and your whānau.
Leva - Support for Pasifika families and communities to unleash their full potential and have the best possible health and wellbeing outcomes.
Kahui Tu kaha - Providing recovery support to people who have experienced mental illness and who are living in the community

Free Apps:

Melon Health - Supported by the Ministry of Health this is a free app that offers a space to connect and support each other with self-care resources for our emotional wellbeing.
Mentemia - This app gives you the tools to make small daily steps that create big changes for your daily wellbeing.


If you are having severe anxiety or negative thoughts please know that there are people available to help 24/7.  

All the services listed here are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week unless otherwise specified.

National helplines

Need to talk? Free call or text 1737 any time for support from a trained counsellor.

Lifeline – 0800 543 354 (0800 LIFELINE) or free text 4357 (HELP).

Suicide Crisis Helpline – 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO).

Healthline – 0800 611 116

Samaritans – 0800 726 666