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Resources you can contact if needed

Caring WorryBug Completing research questionnaires about your child or young person’s well-being can sometimes bring a sense of anxiety or concern. Below are list of agencies that can offer you support if you need it. This list is drawn from WorryBug website, and the support information can also be accessed there.  


Everyone need support sometimes, especially when it comes to parenting. We can often feel like every other parent has a handle on this child rearing lark while we flounder about hopelessly. All parents want the best for their children, and all parents worry that they're getting it wrong. In times of extreme trauma or stress it can feel like an impossible task just to get meals on the table, let alone be emotionally available. Below are list of agencies that can offer you support if you need it. Please be in touch if you'd like your agency included.

Anxiety New Zealand Trust

For the specialist assessment, management and treatment of anxiety, phobic and obsessive compulsive disorders. Providing education around these disorders and providing research into the cause and management. We also provide Family support groups, community education and workshops.

Phone: 0800 269 4389
Email: clinic@anxiety.org.nz
Website: www.anxiety.org.nz

CARE Marlborough

Open to those who have had, or are having involvement with a mental health service. They offer an informal, comfortable and warm environment that provides opportunities for recreation, socialisation and a meeting place to share common experiences. They embrace and promote the principles of recovery and work from a strengths model. Open daily from 9am – 3pm.
Phone: 03 578 0302
Email: caremarlb@xtra.co.nz

Compass Peer Support and Advocacy Service (Health Action Trust)

Community Mental Health peer advocacy and support service aiming to empower tangata whai ora/mental health service users/caregivers to receive the best possible service in a culture of respect and recovery, by ensuring their voice is heard and their rights upheld.
Phone: 0800 212798
Email: compass@healthaction.org.nz
Website: www.healthaction.org.nz/index.php/what-we-do/compass
Consumer/Tangata Whaiora Networks

Most District Health Board (DHB) Mental Health Services have Consumer Advisors whose role varies from DHB to DHB but broadly is to provide a consumer/tangata whaiora perspective to the planning, delivery and evaluation of mental health services. That said, not all networks listed below are DHB affiliated.
Website: https://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/get-help/faqs/consumertangata-whaiora-networks/

Mental Health Consumer Advocacy Service – Marlborough

Offering peer-led advocacy and support to tangata whaiora/mental health services users within the Marlborough community. We walk with you, giving the support and information needed to ensure your voice is heard, and you are able to understand all aspects that relate to your recovery.
Email: mhconsumeradvocacy@xtra.co.nz
Phone 03 579 5304.

Caring for others

Supporting Families Marlborough

Supporting Families Marlborough provides holistic, family-centred, strength-based services for families on the journey to mental wellbeing. They offer free mental health and addiction support to family / whānau supporting a loved one. Our service provides education, information, advocacy, face to face / telephone support, a website, as well as supporting workforce development.
Phone: 035775491
Email: sfmarlb@xtra.co.nz
Website: www.supportingfamilies.org.nz

Barnardos – Marlborough

Social work support for children, young people, and their families through our LEAP Service offering real solutions to real problems. Programmes covering parent education, including Quality Connections, Parent in Charge, Incredible Years and Ministry of Justice Parenting Through Separation.
Phone: 0800 227 627
Email: blenheim.office@barnardos.org.nz
Website: http://www.barnardos.org.nz/

Bread of Life

Community Social Work, Advocacy, Counselling services, Earthquake support, Self Esteem Courses, Crafting, Low cost linen shop, 8 OSCAR approved Programmes, Depression Support Group, Cafe & Craft Shop.
Phone: 03 578 1355
Email: oscars@breadoflife.org.nz
Website: http://breadoflife.org.nz

C.A.M.H.S. (Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service)

Providing specialist assessment and treatment services for children and youth with serious mental health needs e.g. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Depression, Anxiety.
Phone: 03 520 9905
Email: fiona.york@nmhs.govt.nz
Website: www.mhaids.health.nz/our-services/child-and-adolescent-mental-health-services/

Maataa Waka Ki Te Tau Ihu Trust

A Kaupapa Maori Social Service provider for whanau living in Marlborough. We support whanau to realise their strengths and reach their potential through providing services based on Kaupapa Maori values and principles.
Phone: 03 577 9256
Email: gail@maataawaka.co.nz
Website: http://www.maataawaka.co.nz/

1737, Need to Talk?

We’re here. Free call or text 1737 any time, 24 hours a day. You’ll get to talk to (or text with) a trained counsellor. Our service is completely free.
•    Are you feeling anxious or just need someone to talk to?
•    Are you feeling down or a bit overwhelmed?
•     Do you know someone who is feeling out-of-sorts or depressed? Let them know they can call or text 1737
Phone: 1737
Email: feedback@nationaltelehealthservice.co.nz
Website: www.1737.org.nz