Engage Aotearoa

Information Resources

Recovery Info Packs

The information packs below are designed to help you make sense of mental health and plot your path towards recovery.

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What Is Mental Illness?

Learn more about what is meant by the term ‘Mental Illness’ and how to understand mental-health problems in hopeful terms. 

Save and print this information pack in brochure format: What is Mental Illness Info Brochure

What Is Recovery? 

Learn more about the recovery process and how to make sense of the word moving forward. 

Save and print an extended version of this information pack in brochure format: What is Recovery Info Brochure

Coping For Recovery

Learn more about the role your coping style plays in your mental health and how to use new coping strategies to improve your mental health. 

A summary of this information pack is included in the What is Recovery Info Brochure

Overcoming Anxiety

Learn more about the process of recovering from problems with anxiety and find tips to share with your supporters. 

Online Resources Pack

Find links to online resources for distraction/entertainment, information, self-help and links to recovery stories. Last updated: 4 October 2014

Parents Online Resources Pack

Find links to online resources for parents who are looking for some tips on how to help their children understand and cope with anger, anxiety, depression and other mental-health problems. Last updated: 30/3/2014

 

Recovery With CBT 

Find out more about Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) with this brief personal perspective of one older woman’s experience of using CBT to recover from Bipolar Disorder and suicidal urges.

Supporting Recovery

An information pack for people supporting someone who experiences mental-health problems.

 

Supporting Someone who is Suicidal

If you are worried about someone you care about might be suicidal, this information pack is for you. Here you will find a summary of tips for supporters from four Kiwis who have made it through the experience of being suicidal.

Surviving Suicidal Urges

In The Butterfly Diaries Vol. 1, four Kiwi’s share their true stories of surviving the experience of being suicidal. This resource collects together a summary of each storyteller’s recovery strategies. If you are feeling suicidal, this information pack is for you. Visit The Butterfly Diaries Vol. 1 to order a copy of the full book.

Understanding the Role of Biology

Learn more about the balanced relationship between your physical and mental health. Find out how mental-health problems are different from physical illnesses. 

Understanding Treatment Approaches

Learn more about the different approaches to treating mental-health problems.

Understanding Treatment Providers

Learn more about the different professionals you might encounter or find useful as you navigate your way through the mental-health system.

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