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Feeling stressed out or dealing a particular mental health issue? Check out the resources including the fact sheets below for more support.

Making an effort to feel positive: insecure attachment in infancy predicts the neural underpinnings of emotion regulation in adulthood

Moutsiana, C., Pasco, F., Murray, L.,...& Halligan, S. (2014), Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 55:9, pp 999–1008

This article provides evidence that early attachment security does have an influence upon the neural mechanisms associated with later emotional regulation. Despite its longitudinal design and well-characterised sample, lack of analysis by individual attachment subtypes limits the clinical significance of the study’s results.
Sufferers of eating disorders, whether it is anorexia, bulimia or EDNOS are also at great risk of developing long term physical issues alongside the psychological issues they suffer from. This guide sets out plainly and simply the problems that anyone with a long term eating disorder might find themselves having to treat.
The Ministry of Youth Development - Te Manatu Whakahiato Taiohi – develops and promotes Active Youth Citizenship in New Zealand. The young people from 12 to 24 years old are encouraged to use their knowledge, skills and experience to participate confidently in their communities.
Mothers Matter is a New Zealand based resource that provides information on pregnancy, mothering and infant attachment, as well as associated mental health issues and treatment.
This website provides information about Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST) an evidence based treatment for conduct problems.
The New Zealand Association of Family Therapy website has information about family therapy training as well as resources about family therapy.
Ara Taiohi is the peak body for the youth sector, created by New Zealand Aotearoa Adolescent Health and Development (NZAAHD) and the National Youth Workers Network Aotearoa (NYWNA). Its website provides resources for people working with young people to enhance youth development.