Step No.1 - Be Proactive, put time aside at night or whenever works and actually do some Learning on the topic!

 

Rural Support Trust - 0800 787 254

http://www.rural-support.org.nz

Instagram - Do you actually follow accounts that are good for your mind? Good for your health? Educational on topics you actually want to learn about? Or do you just follow perky tit's, people's selfies and shiny cars.... Have a good 'unfollow' session, go on a search and 'follow' accounts that are motivating, encouraging, educational.

You Tube - You Tube is such an amazing resource for professional's speaking, educating, and small video's that teach you about your emotional, mental, physical and spiritual health. Unreal what you can learn from the comfort of your couch + in private...

 look up things like: 'TedX Talks', 'The School of Life', 'Crash Course', 'The Life Coach School', 'Joyce Meyer', 'Eckhart Tolle', 'Oprah Winfrey', 'Russel Brand', 'Johhan Hare', 'Ruby Wax', 'Kerwin Rae', 'Doug Avery'... ' just to name a few... type in keywords on your interests, you know how to work youtube! go down a worm hole of learning!!

FREE App's on your Phone - There are many app's that support your mental health...

'Insight Timer', 'Headspace' + 'Calm' - The main ones with 1000's of talks, meditations, calming music, sleep support... if one of these isn't on your phone already then hop to it! everyone use's these. Then of course their are app's to help you exercise, eat better, anything and everything! Use this resource! It's private + FREE

FREE Podcast's - If you spend a lot of time on your own, swap music out for podcast and by geeze you will learn a lot... You already have the podcast app on your phone if you have a smart phone. You can look up podcast by genre but favourites are: 'The Jo Rogan Experience', 'Audio Dharma', 'Oprah super soul Sundays', 'On purpose with Jay Shetty', 'under the skin with Russel Brand', 'The Tony Robbins Podcast', 'Deepak Chopra's Infinite potential', 'Ted Talks Daily', 'The Shrink Next-door', 'Planting Seed's with Raniera Rewiri', 'Maranga'

HELP LINES

- Need to Talk? - 1737 Free call or Text

- The Depression Helpline - 0800 111 757

- Healthline - 0800 611 116

- Lifeline - 0800 543 354

- Samaritans - 0800 726 666

- Youthline - 0800 376 633

- Alcohol Drug Helpline - 0800 787 797

Ministry of Health website for more specific group help - https://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/services-and-support/health-care-services/mental-health-services