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Mental Wellbeing

Our mental health is connected to our overall wellbeing. So, it's helpful to understand what contributes to and affects our wellbeing. Sometimes, having a visual model or framework helps us understand how things fit together.

Te Whare Tapa Whā (the four-sided house) is a Māori model of health. It's taught in schools and universities in Aotearoa. The model is a widely accepted way to describe how all aspects of our lives are interconnected. This means our understanding of wellbeing must be holistic. (Holistic means looking at something as a whole, not just the sum of its parts.)

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NEED HELP RIGHT NOW?

1737 - need to talk?

Phone or Txt:  1737 or 0800 1737 1737

Website: 1737.org.nz

Suicide Crisis Helpline

Phone: 0508-TAUTOKO (0508-828-865)

Website: lifeline.org.nz/suicide-crisis-helpline

Depression Helpline

Phone: 0800-111-757

Txt: 4202

Website: depression.org.nz

HELPLINES FOR CHILDREN, YOUTHS AND TEENS

Youthline

Phone: 0800-376-633

Txt: 234

Email: talk@youthline.co.nz

Website: youthline.co.nz

0800 What's Up?

Phone: 0800-WHATS-UP (0800-942-8787)

Website: whatsup.co.nz

The Lowdown

Txt: 5626

Website: thelowdown.co.nz