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Support Apps

Mentemia
Mentemia is an app that coaches mental wellbeing. Free to all New Zealanders.

Clearhead
Clearhead is an online, one-stop-shop platform, designed by New Zealand doctors, that empowers New Zealanders to find the help they need.

Free Community Events

Whakatau Mai | The Wellbeing Sessions
Free, virtual community events aimed at supporting wellbeing in real-time, with real people. These diverse sessions invite you to connect with others, learn and practice new skills, and start to look at things differently – one conversation at a time.

Me kōrero kia ora ai tātou  - Let us connect so we may all find wellbeing.

 

Support for Jobseekers

Rock Your LinkedIn Profile – Youtube Workshop
This YouTube workshop (created by Microsoft Stores and Microsoft) will get you started on developing a stellar profile and provide tips for how to grow your professional LinkedIn skills.

CV Builder
A free interactive tool (developed by Careers.govt.nz) to help you create and download a CV with all of the essential information employers are looking for. The tool has helpful tips and advice throughout to help you build a CV that will get you noticed.

Accessible Day Out library
The Accessible Day Out library is a resource built by the disabled community for the disabled community, to highlight and share news of accessible facilities at places and spaces across New Zealand.

Support for Employers

Open Minds
Open Minds is a suite of materials developed by the Mental Health Foundation that equips managers with the confidence and skills to talk about mental health in the workplace.

 

Support for Carers

Carewise
CareWise was developed by national non-profit Carers NZ to help carers keep working, and to help employers retain the 1 in 8 staff in every workplace who have caring responsibilities.


 

Useful Websites

Firstport

Information, advice and support relating to disability in New Zealand.

Careers NZ

Tools to get career ideas, explore study options and create your CV

ACC

New Zealand's accident compensation scheme provides 24-hour no-fault personal injury insurance cover

Altogether Autism

Information and advisory service for people with Autism Spectrum Disorders, their families, whanau and the wider New Zealand Community

Arthritis NZ

Arthritis New Zealand offers an extensive information and education service to help people better manage their arthritis.

AttitudeLive

Essential resources and compelling stories about people with disabilities.

Autism NZ Inc

Autism New Zealand Inc. provides support, training, advocacy, resources and information on autism spectrum disorders including Asperger syndrome.

Be.Employed

Be. Employed is a dynamic accessible employment movement that invites leading organisations to find new ways to advance a more accessible employment landscape. Be. Employed is the latest programme from the Be. Institute and dovetails seamlessly with our other programmes Be. Welcome, Be. Leadership and Be. Confident.

Blind Citizens NZ

Blind Citizens NZ is a national organisation of, and for, blind citizens of New Zealand.

Blind Foundation

The Blind Foundation is the primary provider of vision-related services to blind, deafblind and vision-impaired people.

Brain Injury Assoc of NZ Inc

The Brain Injury Association of New Zealand Inc (BIANZ) represents the regional Brain Injury Associations around New Zealand. These regional associations provide education, advocacy, support and information to any person with a brain injury and their families and carers.

CCS Disability Action

CCS Disability Action provides services and support for all people with disabilities. It works at the forefront of social change to ensure the rights of disabled people are acknowledged and that disabled people are included in all aspects of life.

Cerebral Palsy Society of NZ

The Cerebral Palsy Society provides information and support for people with this disorder.

Cystic Fibrosis NZ

The Cystic Fibrosis Association provides membership for regional groups, businesses and individuals who wish to work together in support of people with cystic fibrosis and their families.

Deaf Aotearoa New Zealand

Deaf Aotearoa New Zealand provides a range of services and support to all Deaf people in New Zealand.

Depression : Is this Depression

This website is part of a national public health campaign called the National Depression Initiative and has been created to reduce the impact of depression on the lives of New Zealanders, as well as being a component of the New Zealand Government's approach to suicide prevention.

Diabetes NZ

Diabetes New Zealand is the only charity in New Zealand that represents people with diabetes.

Diversity Works

Diversity Works (formerly the Equal Opportunities Organisation) helps Kiwis understand the diversity opportunity – and the way it can shape an organisational culture for the better.

DPA New Zealand

DPA is the collective voice of people with disability in New Zealand based on principles of human rights and equal value of life.

Dyslexia Foundation of NZ

The Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand provide a voice for and services to all dyslexic people in NZ and those supporting them.

Employment New Zealand

The Employment New Zealand website has information to help remove barriers to employment for disabled people.

Enable

Enable New Zealand is a multi-service organisation working to assist disabled people and their families/whanau/hapu, employers, health professionals and disability support organisations.

Epilepsy NZ

Epilepsy NZ provides support and information on epilepsy to individuals, their family/whanau, schools, and places of employment, other health agencies or professionals.

Federation of Disability Information Centres

The Federation nationally promotes and supports the local provision of generic disability information and referral services that are community integrated, needs driven and focused on achieving the aims of the New Zealand Disability Strategy Document

Haemophilia Foundation of NZ

The Haemophilia Foundation of New Zealand serves the needs of people with haemophilia

Health & Disability Commissioner (HDC)

The Health and Disability Commissioner is an independent agency that promotes and protects the rights of consumers who use health and disability services, helps resolve problems between consumers and providers of health and disability services, and improves the quality of health care and disability services.

Hearing Association NZ

The Hearing association advances the interests and general welfare of people with a hearing loss, their family, whanau and all who support them.

Human Rights Commission (HRC)

The Commission's core functions include providing human rights education, producing resources, inquiring into and reporting on human rights matters and resolving disputes relating to discrimination.

IDEA Services (IHC)

IHC, through IDEA Services, supports adults of all ages with intellectual disabilities to live in their own homes and be part of their local communities.

Mental Health Foundation of NZ

The Foundation works to improve the mental health of all people and communities in New Zealand

Motor Neuron Disease Assoc NZ

The Motor Neurone Disease Association has a network of branches and support groups throughout New Zealand to assist people to get the right care and help.

Multiple Sclerosis Society of NZ

A non-profit organisation that provides on-going support, education and advocacy for people with MS and their support networks. It also aims to educate the general public, employers and health professionals about MS and actively funds key research into the condition.

Muscular Dystrophy Association

The Muscular Dystrophy Association provides a variety of services to help support our members. These services are provided at different levels, some through our branches and some through our National Office.

Ngati Kapo O Aotearoa Inc

Ngāti Kāpo is a national Māori health and disability service provider that is driven by and for Māori disabled consumers and their families.

Office for Disabilty Issues (ODI)

The main aim of the Office is to help bring about the vision of the New Zealand Disability Strategy. New Zealand will be inclusive when disabled people can say they live in a 'society that highly values our lives and continually enhances our full participation.

Parkinson's New Zealand

Parkinson's New Zealand provides education, information and support services to people living with, affected by and treating Parkinson's and other Parkinsonism conditions.

People First

People First is led and directed by people with a learning disability. It is where people with a learning disability learn to speak up for themselves and for their friends.

Stroke Foundation of NZ Inc

The Stroke Foundation provides information and support to people with a stroke, their family/whanau and caregivers.

Weka Disability Information

Weka is New Zealand's disability information web site, for people with disabilities, their families, whanau and caregivers, health professionals and disability information providers.

Work & Income

Work and Income provides financial assistance and employment services throughout New Zealand. 

 

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