Supporting Families New Zealand
Our Kaupapa is to support families, whānau and communities to foster mental wellbeing and play a key role in the journey to wellness for people whose lives are affected by mental distress. Our vision for the future is that families, whānau and communities feel listened to, supported, equipped and confident in fostering mental wellbeing. We are the organisation people turn to when affected by the impact of mental distress and they have trust and confidence in us to provide accessible, high quality and effective services. SFNZ leads innovation and champions change to ensure the meaningful engagement of people with lived experience, families and whānau in shaping the services they need.
We do this by free support, education and information for family and whānau. Mutual support, the sharing of experiences and gaining strength and skills to cope better through participation in support groups. Promoting the rights and needs of individuals and families affected by mental distress.
Covid-19 Message From the Chair
To our Families and Whānau,
The SFNZ Board recognises that families and whānau face very unusual situations because of the Covid-19 virus and the attempts to manage this epidemic. We realise that you will be under additional pressures from the present circumstances and may require the valued support that our service provides. We wish family and whānau with loved ones who experiences mental distress all the necessary strength and love to successfully navigate these stormy waters. Dick Brown Chair SFNZ Board
He aha te mea nui tēnei ao
Māku e kī atu
He tangata, he tangata, he tangata
Our services are
All our services are free and completely confidential.
To anyone who may be concerned about friends or family.