School Based Mental Health Team


Haere mai, Kia Orana, Talofa lava, Malo e lelei, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Maligayang pagdating,
Welcome to our page.

About School Based Mental Health


The goal of the school based mental health team is to provide a pro-active school based outreach service to support schools in addressing the emerging child and youth mental health issues in Canterbury in the post earthquake recovery stage. It aims to deliver that through enhancing resiliency and provide evidence based interventions.

The service will be delivered based on reques ts/invitations from schools. To support discussions and engagement, the team can provide school-based "engagement meetings" which will be an opportunity to build direct relationships with school staff, explain the varying interventions that can be provided with a view towards designing a mental health program that fits the culture of the school.

In September this year we produced 'Issues to Resources' - a document containing resources and contact details of services that can help schools dealing with mental health issues of their students.

An online version is available in the right hand box above. Printed copies are also available from us. Both copies will be updated as time and resources allow.

How we work


We use the evidence based Kidsmatter Framework​


We promote
the 5 ways to wellbeing​

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We believe
culture can keep you strong ​


The Werry Centre

The aims of the Werry Centre are to improve the mental health of New Zealand young people​. See

Health Promoting Schools Team

To enhance whānau wellbeing through evidence informed practice, with a focus on reducing inequities in health and educational outcomes.​



SPARX is a computer program that helps young people with mild to moderate depression. It can also help if you're feeling anxious or stressed.​


Be the Change

Bounce is a bunch of tips, ideas and inspiration to help you live life well. Bounce is a New Zealand Red Cross project that partners with young people for young people.

Mental Health Foundation of NZ

The Mental Health Foundation's work focuses on making mental health everybody's business.​


Common Ground

Common Ground is designed as an online ‘first stop’ for anyone concerned about a young person’s emotional wellbeing. It includes a website, a free phone line, social media channels, and links to other services and resources, Common Ground seeks to make sure people get the information they need when it comes to youth mental health.


Contact information
Telephone: (03) 335 4611
Extn: 54611


Cnr Montreal and Cashel Streets


Information Sheet

School based mental health team.

Issues to Resources: A Mental Health Services Directory for

Issues to Resources - Mental
  Health Services Directory
(PDF, 1MB)


Page last reviewed: 11 September 2017