The following non-governmental organisations (NGOs) provides a range of support services including counselling, to young people with cancer and their whānau.
- CanTeen | www.canteen.org.nz
- CanTeen Online Support | https://www.canteen.org.au/new-zealand-support/
- Cancer Society New Zealand | www.cancernz.org.nz/
- Leukaemia and Blood Cancer Foundation | www.leukaemia.org.nz/support/patient-family-support/
- Child Cancer Foundation | www.childcancer.org.nz/get-support/family-support/
The following organisations can provide support for young people and their whānau who need emotional and mental health support:
- Lifeline | 0800 543 54
- Youthline | 0800 37 66 33 | www.youthline.co.nz
- The Lowdown | www.thelowdown.co.nz
Local hospital support teams i.e. social workers, psychologists, psychiatrist chaplaincy, Kaiatawhai and The Pacific Support Team
Whāraurau – National directory of DHB funded Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Addictions Services
Health Navigator NZ: Te whare tapa whā | https://www.healthnavigator.org.nz/
This website provides an over view of Te whare tapa whā in action. It explains how each pillar; taha tinana (physical wellbeing); taha hinengaro (mental wellbeing); taha wairua (spiritual wellbeing) and taha whānau (family wellbeing) all work together to form hauora.
Sparx | https://www.sparx.org.nz/
A fantasy game with skills young people can use to manage stress, anxiety and depression.
Aunty Dee | www.auntydee.co.nz
An online wellbeing tool that helps people cope with stressful life experiences through support with problem solving.
Common Ground | www.commonground.org.nz
A good place for family and friends to learn about useful ways to support themselves and teenagers with mental health issues.
Headspace | www.headspace.com
A meditation and mindfulness app.
Smiling Mind | smilingmind.com.au
A meditation and mindfulness app designed for younger people.
Create to Heal App | itunes.apple.com/us/app/create-to-heal/id882453467
Application ‘Create To Heal’ – aims to provide stress relief for cancer patients and their families through music, art, inspirational messages and meditation.
Maatawaka | maatawaka.org.nz/referralform/
Located in the South Island. Te Runanga o Nga Maata Waka currently deliver a range of services in health, education, justice, social services, creative arts, housing, business development, community development, cultural identity and competence, Marae etiquette practice and customs, and the youth sectors.
SVRI | http://www.svri.org/sites/default/files/attachments/2016-01-13/HADS.pdf