Publications and Resources

The Family Court of New Zealand addresses a wide range of issues, particularly around the care of children.
The Family Information Service at Starship Hospital has information for families about children’s medical conditions and disabilities and the contact details of parent and community support groups.
The Family Services Directory lists information about family support organisations and the services/programmes they offer to support New Zealand families to cope with common issues and problems. This list complements the list of services linked to the map on the Werry Centre website.
Farming: The Highs & Lows

Sarah Donaldson, Clinical Psychologist

FASD diagnosis (including "why diagnose?")

Dr Kate Robertshaw (Consultant Neurodevelopmental Paediatrician, Child Development Service, Hawke's Bay Distric Health Board)

FirstCare and Triple P: Implementation and Delivery, Challenges and Successes

Deanna Sanders, Psychologist, Triple P Lead Practitioner, FirstCare, Youth Horizons

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust provide support for grandparents/kin who are raising grandchildren/whanau children in difficult circumstances.
Growing Up In New Zealand - Findings from the first 1000 days of development

Associate Professor Susan Morton, Director Centre for Longitudinal Research and Growing Up in New Zealand

View the slides (.pdf)

This website has information on how to build resilience in children and also on how to deal with problem behaviours.
HeadMeds is a unique UK website about mental health medication for young people aged 13-25. It has been created by YoungMinds and funded by Comic Relief and the Nominet Trust as part of the Innovation Labs ( ) project which has developed a range of digital projects to improve young people's mental health. Created in the style of the 'Talk to Frank' website, HeadMeds provides young people with accessible and useful information about mental health medication during a time which is often confusing, frightening and isolating for them. It includes information about potential side effects when a young person should go and get help and provides answers to some of the difficult questions that young people may have around their medication but may feel uncomfortable asking their GP about, including will it affect my sex life or can I drink with this medication? Complete with real life stories and created side by side with young people HeadMeds provides much needed, straight talk on mental health medication whenever young people need it. The website has been developed by a range of pharmacology experts and young people. It has been endorsed by the Royal College of General Practitioners and the College of Mental Health Pharmacy and we have been inundated with support for this invaluable resource since we launched the site.
Headspace is an Australian website offering information and resources on a range of mental health issues, including depression, to young people.
Healthpoint provides up-to-date information about providers, referral expectations, services offered and common treatment.