How to Find Stillness Within: New Health Titles in the Collection

From birth to death and everywhere in between, we have a whole host of new health titles in the collection this January.  Here are some to get you started.

How to find stillness within : the yoga therapy plan to help you find inner peace in a chaotic world / Dunsmuir, Colin
“How to Find Stillness Within is a therapeutic programme to help readers accept their flaws and discover a more fulfilling way of living, featuring a foreword by Cara Delevingne.  Whether you’d like to boost your mental and physical wellbeing, general health, or gain a supportive framework to help you to overcome difficult situations that you’re facing in life, this book can help.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

Overcoming stress-induced brain fog : 10 simple ways to find focus, improve memory & feel grounded / Weber, Jill P.
“Brain fog-that feeling of being overstimulated and stressed to the point where it affects the ability to focus, concentrate, or communicate effectively-is a very real issue for many people. The prolonged stress and anxiety that lead to brain fog can decrease motivation, passion, and even one’s sense of self-worth. This book presents proven-effective skills from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and neuroscience, and offers readers ten powerful and accessible approaches for cutting through the haze and reclaiming control.” (Catalogue)

Duel without end : mankind’s battle with microbes / Frøland, Stig Sophus
“From the bubonic plague to theoretical pathogens on other worlds, a sweeping look at the past, present, and future of mass infections-and how we battle them. In this panoramic and up-to-date account, we learn how the Black Death, smallpox, the 1918 influenza pandemic, and other great epidemics have not only led to enormous suffering and mass death but have also contributed to the fall of empires and changed the course of history. Duel Without End is a fascinating journey through the long history of infection, from the dawn of life to humanity’s future exploration of deep space.” ( Adapted from Catalogue)

Healthier homes : a blueprint for creating a toxin-free living environment / Stout, Jen
“We spend 90% percent of our time indoors and consider our homes to be safe havens from the stresses and dangers of the outside world, but what most of us don’t know is that the materials used to build our homes can contribute to our ill health. Healthy Home Builder is a soup-to-nuts guide for builders and DIY-er’s starting with the design and site selection, progressing to the materials for the interior and exterior of the home, and addressing the finishing touches of interior design and furnishings – and it includes a gorgeous photo gallery of homes that have been built with health and wellness in mind.”(Adapted from Catalogue)

Rest is resistance : a manifesto / Hersey, Tricia
“Disrupt and push back against capitalism and white supremacy. In this book, Tricia Hersey, aka The Nap Bishop, encourages us to connect to the liberating power of rest, daydreaming, and naps as a foundation for healing and justice. With captivating storytelling and practical advice, all delivered in Hersey’s lyrical voice and informed by her deep experience in theology, activism, and performance art, Rest Is Resistance is a call to action, a battle cry, a field guide, and a manifesto for all of us who are sleep deprived, searching for justice, and longing to be liberated from the oppressive grip of Grind Culture.”(Adapted from Catalogue)

The myth of normal : trauma, illness & healing in a toxic culture / Maté, Gabor
“In this revolutionary book, renowned physician Gabor Maté eloquently dissects how in Western countries that pride themselves on their healthcare systems, chronic illness and general ill health are on the rise. Nearly 70 percent of Americans are on at least one prescription drug; more than half take two. In Canada, every fifth person has high blood pressure. In Europe, hypertension is diagnosed in more than 30 percent of the population. And everywhere, adolescent mental illness is on the rise. So what is really “normal” when it comes to health?”(Catalogue)

Stumbling through space and time : living life with dyspraxia / Richings, Rosemary
Rosemary shares her experience of growing up dyspraxic, and how it impacts her sense of space, time and co-ordination.  Full of practical tips and insights into the strategies that gave Rosemary the confidence to succeed, this is an essential guide for other dyspraxics and those supporting them, which shows you how you too can thrive as a dyspraxic person.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

 

Minding your mind : understanding your mind : taking control of your mental health / Hickie, Ian
“It’s our greatest asset, but it can also be our greatest adversary, allowing in self-doubt, anxious thoughts and depression. Written with compassion and curiosity, warmth and humour, Minding Your Mind is for anyone who wants the best for their mental well-being but might not know the best way to get there. It’s a check-up for everything happening between the ears and through the body, flagging the warning signs when things get wobbly and offering a pathway to a more fulfilling life.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

Shodo : the practice of mindfulness through the ancient art of Japanese calligraphy / Takeda, Rie
“The ancient Japanese art of calligraphy is more than just a decorative skill; it is a revolutionary approach to mindfulness. This is alongside spiritual guidance, including the concept of Mushin (an undisturbed mind), Qi energy, and how to discover your unique inner quality. ” (Adapted from Catalogue)

 

And finally : matters of life and death / Marsh, Henry
“From the bestselling neurosurgeon and author of Do No Harm, an unflinching and deeply personal exploration of death, life and neuroscience. As a retired brain surgeon, Henry Marsh thought he understood illness, but he was unprepared for the impact of his diagnosis of advanced cancer. Elegiac, candid, luminous and poignant, And Finally is ultimately not so much a book about death, but a book about life and what matters in the end.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

 

For more new items in our collection, go to What’s new & Popular / January 2023 (wcl.govt.nz)

Practical guides: New books on health

Take a peek at some of these new books on health that have arrived in our collection!

For more new books on health and other topics, go to https://www.wcl.govt.nz/whatsnew/

The big book of the human body “The human body is truly an amazing thing. Capable of awe- inspiring feats of speed and agility, while being mind-blowing in complexity, our bodies are unmatched by any other species on Earth. In The Big Book of the Human Body, we explore our amazing anatomy in fine detail before delving into the intricacies of the complex processes, functions and systems that keep us going. For instance, did you know you really have 16 senses? We also explain the weirdest and most wonderful bodily phenomena, from blushing to hiccuping, cramps to jaundice. We will tour the human body from skull to metatarsal, using anatomical illustrations, amazing photography and authoritative explanations to teach you more. This book will help you understand the wonder that is the human body and in no time you will begin to see yourself in a whole new light!” (Catalogue)

The complete family guide to dementia : everything you need to know to help your parent and yourself / Harrison, Thomas F.“If you are facing the unique challenges of caring for a parent with dementia, you are not alone. What do you do when your loved one so plainly needs assistance, but is confused, angry, or resistant to your help? Where can you find the vital information you need, when you need it? Journalist Thomas Harrison and leading geriatric psychiatrist Brent Forester show that you don’t have to be a medical expert to be a good care provider in this authoritative guide. They explain the basics of dementia and offer effective strategies for coping with the medical, emotional, and financial toll.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

Coward : why we get anxious and what we can do about it / Clare, Tim“Tim Clare has suffered from anxiety and panic attacks for over a decade. At their worst, his attacks would see him curled on the floor, screaming to his wife for help. When they became more than he and his family could manage, Tim made a promise to himself – he would try everything he could to get better, every method and medicine. In Coward, Tim Clare explores all the possible treatments for anxiety, from SSRIs to hypnosis, running to extreme diets. He interviews experts and becomes a guinea pig, testing their methods on himself. At the end of a year of many ups and downs, Tim discovers what helps him (and what doesn’t), and what might help others. Most of all, he comes to rethink anxiety and encourages all of us to do the same.” (Catalogue)

Dad’s guide to pregnancy / Coulson, Justin“A practical, hands-on guide for all dads-to-be. Being a dad has changed so much since you were born that you’d be forgiven for feeling a bit lost! This useful guide is filled with all the info that fathers-to-be need, covering the logistical, physical and emotional aspects of your journey into parenthood. Find out how you can get involved and support your partner!” (Adapted from Catalogue)

Managing IBS / Das, Lisa“Irritable bowel syndrome is a complex and frustrating condition that is not yet fully understood but affects an astounding ten per cent of the global population. The troubling conundrum is that the most common IBS symptoms are also manifestations of several other gastrointestinal disorders, and IBS is also closely associated with many physical and mental health conditions. Unfortunately, IBS patients don’t often get the right advice or the support they need. In Managing IBS, Dr Lisa Das, UK-leading gastroenterologist and IBS specialist, offers practical, empowering and evidence-based advice on how to manage and treat the condition successfully” (Catalogue)

Move more at your desk : increase your energy at work & reduce back, shoulder & neck pain / Bradley, Kerrie-Anne“Outlines simple exercises to counter physical issues caused by sitting still for too long, with movements that can be done easily throughout the day to improve sitting posture, strength, and flexibility.” (Catalogue)

On agoraphobia / Caveney, Graham“If we’re talking agoraphobia, we’re talking books. I slip between their covers, lose myself in the turn of one page, re-discover myself on the next. Reading is a game of hide-and-seek. Narrative and neurosis, uneasy bedfellows sleeping top to toe. When Graham Caveney was in his early twenties he began to suffer from what was eventually diagnosed as agoraphobia. What followed were decades of managing his condition and learning to live within the narrow limits it imposed on his life: no motorways, no dual carriageways, no shopping centres, limited time outdoors.” ( Adapted from Catalogue)

On mental illness “This is a guide to coping with a wide variety of mental unwellness, from the very mild to the severe. It explains how and why we become mentally ill, how we can explain our experiences to friends and family, and how we can reframe our view of ourselves and our future in order to thrive. With a humane, encouraging tone, the book teaches us to dismantle stigmas around mental health, arguing that no one should suffer alone. By normalizing mental illness and seeking out shared experiences and supportive friendships, we feel less alone on our journeys. Written with kindness, knowledge and sympathy, and drawing upon the experience of The School of Life therapists, this book is an essential tool to help us on the way to our recovery” (Catalogue)

Prostrate cancer : the misunderstood male killer / Sharpe, Graham“1 in 8 UK males will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, more than 130 new cases are discovered each day and, on average, one man dies from the disease every 45 minutes. Despite these statistics, and the fact that there are getting on for half a million men living with, or in remission from, prostate cancer in the UK, the condition is rarely discussed publicly and most men ignore the warning signs. Graham Sharpe wants to help change that. Faced with a sudden and unexpected diagnosis, Graham managed – just – to overcome a desire to punch the medic charged with the task of telling him he had prostate cancer but who was keener to answer his mobile phone, and set about trying to catalogue what he went through en route to acquiring the condition and how he dealt with the grinding process of his treatment, despite having no idea of the ultimate outcome.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

The real food table : 100 easy and delicious mostly gluten-free, grain-free, and dairy-free recipes for every day / Beacom, Jessica“As busy moms, authors Jessica Beacom and Stacie Hassing know how challenging it can be to get dinner on the table on a busy weeknight, much less a meal that helps you feel better inside and out by accommodating food allergies, sensitivities and fighting inflammation. Enjoy healthy and delicious food every night of the week with these 100+ approachable comfort food recipes perfect for any budget or dietary restriction.” (Catalogue)

You can have a better period : a practical guide to calmer and less painful periods / Brothers, Le’Nise“You Can Have A Better Period is a straight-talking resource to help women understand their menstrual cycles and finally get answers to questions such as: “why am I so moody right before my period?,” “are periods supposed to be so painful?,” “why is my period so heavy?,” “is it normal to get headaches right before my period?” Le’Nise Brothers takes us through each phase of our cycle, including a clear programme of nutrition and lifestyle changes. The book explains which supplements work and the key stress management habits we can implement, to bring long-lasting and sustainable changes to our hormonal balance and menstrual health” (Catalogue)

From yoga to menopause: New books about health

From yoga to menopause, stress reduction to parenting healthy kids, we have a whole host of new books to help you and your whānau live healthier lives.

Year of Yoga : rituals for every day and every season / Reinhardt, Kassandra
“Align your yoga practice to the natural world with a holistic approach to movement, breath, and meditation for winter, spring, summer, and fall. Incorporate the mindful practice of yoga into your daily life with ten-minute morning sequences, affirmations, and evening meditations. Learn how to awaken your body and how to give it the rest it needs with yoga sequences, meditations, and breathing exercises designed specifically for the different cadences of the year. ” (Adapted from Catalogue)

The song of our scars : the untold story of pain / Warraich, Haider
“In The Song of Our Scars, Haider Warraich offers a history of pain, both as a personal experience and as a medical ailment. We have only recently begun to treat pain as a purely physical sensation, and while the goal was to be able to offer safer, more reliable treatments, Warraich finds that it has actually had the opposite effect.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

Queen menopause : finding your majesty in the mayhem / Daddo, Alison
“After going through her own ‘change’, Ali Daddo wanted to explore all the feelings around menopause and especially the post-menopausal years that so many women talk about as being ‘the best years of their life’. Through sharing her own experience in a very real way, Ali hopes that women won’t feel so alone in what can be a very lonely time. Alongside stories from some very well known Australian women, including Georgie Parker, Anita Heiss and Rhonda Burchmore, Queen Menopause is the book Ali wishes she’d had when she was approaching menopause – so she could have been better prepared for what was coming, embraced the process and felt supported. This is for all women.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

Frontline midwife : my story of survival and keeping others safe / Kent, Anna
“Anna Kent has delivered babies in war zones, caring for the most vulnerable women in the most vulnerable places in the world. At twenty-six years old, not yet a fully-trained midwife, she delivered a baby in a tropical storm by the light of a headtorch; the following year, she would be responsible for the female health of 30,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. But returning to the UK to work for the NHS, she soon learned that even at home the right to a safe birth was impossible to take for granted. In Frontline Midwife, Kent shares her extraordinary experiences as a nurse, midwife and mother, illuminating the lives of women that are irreparably affected by compromised access to healthcare.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

Stress-free productivity : a personalized toolkit to become your most efficient and creative self / Boyes, Alice
“From the author of The Anxiety Toolkit. There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all productivity plan. The tricks that work for your colleague may not work as well for you. Or perhaps they don’t work at all. The fact is that everyone has their own productivity quirks to make them work efficiently and effectively. They just don’t know how to crack them. Enter former clinical psychologist Alice Boyes. In this innovative guide, she will help you diagnose your unique productivity profile and give you the framework to formulate a powerhouse personalized system.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

The gluten-free cookbook / Broglia, Cristian
“The most comprehensive guide ever published on preparing, eating, and enjoying gluten-free recipes from around the world. With 350 naturally gluten-free recipes drawing from food cultures around the globe, The Gluten-Free Cookbook brings home healthy cooking to a global audience that is growing exponentially every day. This gorgeous book spotlights everyday dishes from more than 80 countries – showcasing the diversity of recipes that are deliciously gluten-free by design, rather than being reliant on ingredient substitutions. From breakfast to dinner and dessert (and everything in between), these are easy-to-use recipes for any time of day.” (Catalogue)

Screen-free family activities : things to do together at home, around town, and in nature / Navarro, Zazu
“Children spend a lot of time with their screens, and while it’s true that there are many alternatives to screen-time, many modern parents don’t know where to look for these opportunities. In the absence of inspiration, this book proposes 365 activities to play without screens for the whole family. Activities are designed to be enjoyed in different spaces such as at home, in the city or town, and in nature. Completing them as a family will create positive emotional bonds, reduce stress, and teach children empathy, love, and respect.” (Catalogue)

To find more new items in our collection, go to our What’s New & Popular page.

Subject spotlight: Mental health

We live in a fast paced world that can sometimes make us feel overwhelmed and anxious. We all need a bit of a mental health tune-up in these times, but often it can be difficult to know just what might work for you. This is where the beauty of a library membership comes into its own; we buy lots of different books and you can try them out without having to spend money on something that might not work for you.

Here are some suggestions from our new book list that might be useful to you. Remember, this list is just a handful of new titles.  For more help with finding resources you can always talk to your friendly librarian!

The well gardened mind : rediscovering nature in the modern world / Stuart-Smith, Sue
“How can getting outdoors help us to look after our mental health? In a powerful combination of contemporary neuroscience, psychoanalysis and brilliant storytelling, The Well Gardened Mind investigates the magic that many gardeners have known for years, working with nature can radically transform our health, wellbeing and confidence.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

52 ways to walk : the surprising science of walking for wellness and joy, one week at a time / Streets, Annabel
“52 Ways to Walk is a short, user-friendly guide to attaining the full range of benefits that walking has to offer–physical, spiritual, and emotional–backed by the latest scientific research to inspire readers to develop a fulfilling walking lifestyle” (Adapted from Catalogue)

The sleep fix : practical, proven, and surprising solutions for insomnia, snoring, shift work, and more / Macedo, Diane
“Roughly thirty percent of the population is estimated to be living with insomnia, while many more unknowingly suffer from other sleep disorders. Macedo learned the hard way how valuable sleep is, and how it affects everything from our heart to our brain to our immune system. She had tried sleep tip after sleep tip, but nothing worked. Attacking the problem as a journalist, she got to the bottom of what really keeps us from sleeping–and the various ways to fix it. Here she helps readers understand sleep biology, identify sleep obstacles, and shift their mindset–and maybe find a good night’s sleep.” (Catalogue)

Your head is a houseboat / Walker, Campbell
“In Your Head is a Houseboat, illustration sensation Campbell Walker demystifies brain functions, mental health, emotions, mindfulness and psychology – but with less complex terminology and more bizarre metaphors. This is a book filled with hilarious illustrations, simple journal exercises and words that will probably hit too close to home. It will help you to understand your own houseboat (or head) and ultimately make it a nicer place to live.” (Catalogue)

You, happier : the 7 neuroscience secrets of feeling good based on your brain type / Amen, Daniel G
“Reveals the seven neuroscience secrets to becoming more than 30 percent happier in just 30 days–regardless of your age, upbringing, genetics, or current situation.” (Catalogue)

The no worries guide to raising your anxious child : a handbook to help you and your anxious child thrive / Cassiday, Karen
“This two-in-one handbook will help you to understand your child’s anxiety and how to ease it, while also showing you how to reconcile your own fears and worries that come with raising an anxious child.” – back cover.” (Catalogue)

Seven and a half lessons about the brain / Barrett, Lisa Feldman
“Have you ever wondered why you have a brain? In seven short essays, neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett reveals mind-expanding lessons from the front lines of neuroscience research.” (Catalogue)

Rest + calm : gentle yoga and mindful practices to nurture and restore yourself / Hines, Paula
“A beautiful, practical guide to finding rest and calm even when it feels impossible. Are you tired and wired? Stressed? Overwhelmed? Here’s a radical idea – you deserve rest. In a world that often wants us to keep going no matter what, Rest + Calm is your gentle, nurturing and accessible guide to making space and time to come back home to yourself.” (Catalogue)

 

Bring sunshine to the grey sky

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on how we juggle working or studying from home, meeting with friends, and many other aspects of our lives, adding stress and anxiety. If you’re looking for fresh ideas to rebalance, the library has a wealth of resources to support your well-being.


Steady : a guide to better mental health through and beyond the coronavirus pandemic / Johal, S. S.
“How do you deal with uncertainty and anxiety when your world is upended by the coronavirus pandemic? Dr Sarb Johal, an expert in emergency management and disaster psychology wrote this book for anyone wanting to strengthen their capacity to ride the possible coming waves of Covid-19 as well as life’s general stress – with more calm, ease and a sense of groundedness. ” (Adapted from the Catalogue)

Type R : transformative resilience for thriving in a turbulent world / Marston, Ama
“Forget Type As and Bs. The future lies with Type Rs– the individuals, leaders, businesses, families and communities that turn challenges into opportunity in times of upheaval, crisis and change. .. The authors look at the mindset, skills and strategies of Type Rs who are finding ways to turn some of the most challenging of circumstances into opportunity– …They share inspiring stories that highlight the complexity of the times we live in — unprecedented world events, environmental crises and businesses facing increasing global competition as well the individual and collective triumphs of Type Rs coping with these as well as the stress of daily life, unstable careers, and the challenges and disruptions that will inevitably rattle our lives at some point”– Provided by publisher.” (Catalogue)

Chasing the sun : how the science of sunlight shapes our bodies and minds / Geddes, Linda
“For most of mankind’s history, the sun has dictated our daily patterns of eating, sleeping and activity. The sun has also shaped human culture and biology. Bursting with original and cutting edge research, this book tells the story of our history with the sun, and explores what it means to lose our connection with it. This book asks us to rethink the significance of the sun in our lives and to exploit our relationship to improve our health, sleep and efficiency.” (Adapted from the Catalogue)

8 keys to mental health through exercise / Hibbert, Christina G.
“Inspiring strategies from a wellness expert for keeping fit, relieving stress, and strengthening emotional well-being. Part 1. Understand — Key 1: Heal your mind and body with exercise — Key 2: Improve your self-esteem with exercise — Key 3: Exercise with your family — Part 2. Prepare — Key 4: Get motivated — Key 5: Change how you think about exercise — Key 6: Overcome roadblocks — Part 3. Exercise for life — Key 7: Get fitt; physically and mentally — Key 8: Implement your vision and flourish.” (Adapted from the Catalogue)

Resilience : the science of mastering life’s greatest challenges / Southwick, Steven M.
This identifies ways to weather and bounce back from stress. Incorporating scientific research and dozens of interviews, it provides a practical guide to building emotional, mental and physical resilience. It provides a roadmap for overcoming the adversities we all face at some point in our lives. (drawn from the publisher’s notes)

Psycho-logical : why mental health goes wrong – and how to make sense of It / Burnett, Dean
“An expertly written, extremely accessible primer on mental health from the bestselling author of The Idiot Brain. Why are mental health conditions so widespread? What is it about modern life that has such an impact on our mental health? The author answer these questions and more. This book is an expertly written and extremely accessible primer on how and why these problems arise, and what we can do to tackle them.” (Adapted from the Catalogue)

Anxiety : expert advice from a neurotic shrink who’s lived with it all his life / Cross, Mark
“Consultant psychiatrist Dr Mark Cross helps many of his patients who are sufferers of anxiety, Mark too has suffered from it all his life. In this book he demystifies anxiety in his trademark warm and friendly style. For sufferers, their families and friends, the book explores: types of anxiety; causes and common triggers; and treatments. Mark also shares his own experiences as well as stories from other sufferers who have not only survived but thrived.” (Adapted from the Catalogue)

The NZ government has also put together a list of tools and contacts to follow up and support your well-being.

Learn about local services at the Health & Wellbeing Expo

Health & Wellbeing Expo with white frame“It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life…”

Pencil Saturday 21 February in your calendar for a visit to our Central Library Expo on Health & Wellbeing, where local, not for profit organisations will be presenting their services and answering your questions on the valuable help & advice they provide. Young or old, suffering from mental illness or the friend, relative or colleague of a person struggling with an addiction or dealing with abuse, these organisations can offer you some support.
Come and find out how they can help.

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Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley provides community legal services for unmet legal needs. Drop-in free legal advice sessions are available for initial legal information and advice. CLW are committed to informing and educating our community about legal rights and responsibilities by producing a range of plain-English legal publications. They provide legal education on different topics and in different formats as well as restorative justice services throughout the Wellington region.

Literacy Aotearoa

Literacy Aotearoa Wellington  exists to support adult learners to improve their numeracy, literacy and computer skills, but it’s also about increasing confidence. By providing a whanau style learning environment, with a particular focus on Pasifika and Maori adults, those who may have previously struggled at school feel comfortable and safe to learn and make mistakes. We run a variety of learning programme, here are some examples of what you could learn:

  • Reading and understanding
  • Writing, spelling, grammar
  • Numbers
  • Financial literacy/budgeting
  • Communication skills
  • Vocabulary/New words
  • Speaking and listening
  • Road code
  • Using computers
  • Job hunting, CV writing and interview skills
  • Workplace writing skills

All of our courses are provided at no cost to the learner.

Youthline

Youthline Wellington provide an accessible and relevant counselling and educational service to young people and the community, with a particular emphasis on well being and stress management. Youthline aims to deliver telephone and text counselling daily and education programmes primarily to youth in the Wellington region, but also to others in need.

Wellington HELP

Wellington Sexual Abuse HELP Foundation offer services for those effected by sexual abuse, rape and all forms of sexual violence including:
24/7 crisis support service following sexual assault,
Counselling for those effected by sexual violence and those recovering from family violence,
Information and support for families, professionals and others helping those recovering from abuse,
Consultation service about preventing and responding well to child sexual abuse.

Atareira

Atareira is a Wellington based organisation providing mental health support for families and whanau of people with mental health or addiction issues:
One in five new Zealanders will experience a mental illness at some stage in their lives. People do not become unwell in isolation and this means that the people who love and care for them will also be affected.
Free services include:
Face to face and telephone support, information about mental illness, addictions and treatment options, advocacy and liaison with mental health and community services, specialist support for children and counselling.
Easy Access Housing:
Supportive landlord service that offers temporary/transitional housing for those who are experiencing housing difficulties in relation to their mental illness or addiction issues
Community Activity and Participation Service:
A range of community based activities are organised for people with mental health or addiction problems.

PGF

The Problem Gambling Foundation of New Zealand (PGF) is the largest single treatment provider for problem gambling in Australasia with over 60 locations throughout New Zealand.
PGF’s mission is building healthy communities together, free from gambling harm.
PGF has both a clinical component whereby qualified counsellors provide free, professional and confidential counselling for gamblers and others affected by gambling and a dedicated public health team that works in the community to raise awareness about problem gambling and minimise gambling-related harm.

Age concern

Dedicated to older New Zealanders, Age Concern promotes dignity and respect for all older people as well as providing expert information and support services in response to older people’s needs including:
Support Services, Information, Advice and Personal Advocacy: Responding in person/phone to a range of queries from older people and their carers eg. Advising where to obtain a service, what is available. Providing confidential support and empowerment to older people.
Information Resources: Providing pamphlets and other written resources.
Visiting Services: Providing visitors who make regular visits to socially isolated older people in their homes via Age Concern Accredited Visiting Service.
Education: Holding education seminars for the public and Rest Homes, e.g. Positive Ageing, Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention, Enduring Power of Attorney.
Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention Service: Providing confidential support, advocacy and information for people facing elder abuse and neglect.
Representation: Providing representation and advice on older peoples’ issues to local influential groups eg. City Councils.
Other services: Staying Safe Driving Courses.

Women's refuge

Women’s Refuge is New Zealand’s most significant domestic violence organisation helping women who are living in fear in their relationship or family and those who know someone who is.
All women of New Zealand and their children are welcome to free advice, emergency accommodation and confidential advocacy services provided by women.
Women’s Refuge can:
Talk to you if you’re worried about your safety in your relationship and help you make a Safety Plan
Provide a safe place to go to if you need help urgently
Help you stand up for your needs whether or not you are thinking about leaving.

sorted

Sorted.org.nz offers New Zealanders free, impartial information and calculators to help manage their money throughout life.

The range of tools offered include:
Budget planner
Debt calculators that show you how long it will take to pay off your debt.
Apps such as money personality profilers, which discover how your personality affects the way you manage your money.
Goal worksheets, to plan and track your financial goals.
Advice to plan for those life-changing moments such as going flatting for the first time, buying a home or having a baby as well as planning for retirement.

 

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