The mission of Balance NZ is to promote the wellbeing of those affected by mental illness.
We do this by:
building and maintaining networks.
Providing information, education, support, training, advocacy, research
active collaboration with other organisations and initiatives nationally and internationally
Services we provide include:
education for people affected by bipolar disorder and depression
helping people develop personalised self-care plans
training peers (tangata whaiora) in mutual support skills with an emphasis on wellbeing
advocating at a national level for more effective services and support for people who are affected by mood disorders and other forms of mental illness.
Research on bipolar disorder and depression and dissemination of findings.
Research on self care and peer support and dissemination of findings.
Research that supports the activities of Balance NZ
Provision of services that support online communities