Join us today to strengthen wellbeing across populations!

Your support signifies a shared commitment to the wellbeing of people and communities and is greatly appreciated.

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What You Will Get

Membership provides you with:
  • A hard copy of the Support Services Directory (& discounted rates for additional copies)
  • Access to the SSD App
  • Discounted rates for Hearts & Minds services and Employee Assistance Programmes

Success Indicators

Wellbeing success indicators within communities include:
  • Better health: physical, mental, emotional & spiritual
  • Reduced workplace stress, anxiety and depression
  • Higher employee engagement rates
  • Higher employment rates
  • Greater productivity
  • Improved social integration

Our Purpose

To BUILD Stronger, Healthier Communities (community development: gatherings of people for a shared purpose)
  • Schools
  • Businesses
  • Local Communities
  • National Communities
  • Prisoners
  • Organisations
  • Sports Groups
  • Community Agencies
  • Government Agencies
  • Churches
through Promoting, Developing & Strengthening WELLBEING (Social, Psychological, Spiritual & Physical) by being Connector-of-Choice for Services-to-Needs across Aotearoa, so we can all THRIVE.

Supporters Include:

Waitemata District Health Board Ministry of Social Development Auckland Council Foundation North Philanthoropic Organisation Kaipataki Local Board

Key Services Include

Wellbeing & Resilience Programme Groups & Workshops facilitated by registered therapists and trainers
  • Moving Past Depression
  • Overcoming Anxiety
  • Managing Stress
  • Building Self Esteem & Confidence
  • Managing Emotions & Finding Balance
  • The Right Fit: Personality, Strength & Vocation
Health & Support Navigation
  • Providing information and support to determine best-fit resources/services
  • Free and confidential consultations available: face-to-face, by phone or by email
Your support enables ongoing Wellbeing initiatives across New ZealandSign Up

Wellbeing Is ...

“When people have the psychological, social, spiritual, and physical resources to meet life’s challenges, and thrive.”Hearts & Minds, March 2018

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Waitemata District Health Board Ministry of Social Development Auckland Council Foundation North Philanthoropic Organisations


Wellbeing Group Referrals FAQ/Fact Sheets

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Q1. I’m not a medical doctor, but I am a registered health professional. Can I make a referral to Hearts & Minds Wellbeing Support Groups?
A1. Yes, we accept referrals from a range of different professionals who work in healthcare, including registered nurses, counsellors, psychologists, social workers, and occupational therapists.
If you are still unsure if your profession is able to refer, please call us on 09 441 8989 to discuss this.
Q2. How can I make a referral to Hearts & Minds Wellbeing Support Groups?
A2. You can make a referral to Hearts & Minds Wellbeing Support Groups by filling out our referral form (this can be downloaded from our website), and sending it back to us through one of the following methods:
  • Fax to 09 441 8988
  • Email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Or you can us our online referral form at
Q3. What are the criteria for referral?
A4. The criteria for clients to be able to access our WDHB funded Wellbeing Support Groups are, that clients:
  • Have given their consent for the referral.
  • Are at least 18 years old.
  • Live, or access health services, within the Waitemata District Health Board catchment area.
  • Be experiencing mild to moderate mental health concerns only.
Q4. What does ‘mild to moderate’ mental health concerns mean?
A4. Mild to moderate refers to clients whose wellbeing is affected by their mental health, however they are still stable in themselves and able to act independently in their everyday lives, and are not at risk of harming themselves or others.
Q5. How do I add a tick to the box on the Word document referral form?
A5. If you don’t want to print the form out, you should be able to right click the checkbox and select “properties” then just change the default value to “checked” for that referral. If this doesn’t work, please bold the text that you would like to select.
Q6. Do I have to use the Hearts & Minds referral form, or can I use the same referral process as we use for other services?
A6. The Hearts & Minds referral form is our preferred format for receiving referrals, however we accept referrals in a variety of formats. The only requirements are that a referral includes all the information that we ask for on our referral form, and meets our criteria for referral.
The key information that we require:
  • The client’s full name
  • The client’s age or date of birth (at this time, we can only accept referrals for clients who are 18 years old or over.)
  • The client’s contact details (at minimum we need a current daytime contact phone number)
  • The reason for the referral (e.g. anxiety, depression, self-esteem/confidence, etc.)
  • Whether the client has given their consent for the referral
  • Any risk factors for the client (e.g. suicidal ideation, self-harm, psychosis, violent behaviour)
Q7. Can I register my client/patient for a Wellbeing Support Group?
A7. No, this is something we need to do directly with the client. Once we have received your referral we will contact your client in order to go through the registration process with them.

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