This website helps New Zealanders recognise and understand depression and anxiety. We want to reduce the impact that depression and anxiety have on the lives of New Zealanders by encouraging early recognition and help-seeking.
This website is full of ideas and stories to help people with depression and anxiety get to a better place.
Funding and Partners
This website is part of a national public health programme, the National Depression Initiative. It is a component of the New Zealand government’s approach to suicide prevention. The programme is shared between the Ministry of Health and Health Promotion Agency. It is supported by partners Homecare Medical and FCB New Zealand.
This website has a partner site, The Lowdown, and is designed to help young New Zealanders understand and deal with depression and anxiety.
We would like to acknowledge the courage of the 21 Kiwis who shared their real stories and experiences for the videos on this website, and thank them for their invaluable contribution. Thank you to Buck, Chris, Damian, Debra, Donna, Doug, Emma, Fia, Gabby, Gillian, Hamish, Hannah, Jamie, Joyce, Matt, Michelle, Ngaro, Philip, Vesna, Vito and Warwick.
We would also like to thank the expert advisors who have helped us, and Sir John Kirwan for his inspiration and ongoing support of the National Depression Initiative.
We welcome any feedback - please use this form to get in touch with the HPA.