Lighthouse of Hope
Produced by Plains FM in Christchurch. Lighthouse of Hope airs on Wellington Access Radio every Sunday at 11.30am.
Lighthouse of Hope, is a weekly half hour show dedicated to helping anyone with a mental illness or their family, friends, employers, teachers and many other people. Mental illness affects about 1 in 5 New Zealanders. With the right help and support the overwhelming majority of people who experience a mental illness can improve significantly, find ways to manage it and find a positive way through.
The show combines the latest research, personal stories and practical advice to help anyone who is struggling with a mental illness. Our guests include, celebrities, experts, people who have personal experience with mental illness, family members affected by mental illness, service providers and many more.
Michael Hempseed is the managing director of the Employee Solution Service and also works as a youth worker helping young people in difficult situations. Michael gained an honors degree in psychology from the University of Canterbury in 2008. He has delivered over 50 workshops on mental health in the last two years, to doctors, teachers, parents, social workers, countless school groups and many more. He has taught classes at the university and at CPIT.
Do you need help? There are over 4000 social services throughout New Zealand! If you are in a rural area there are many phone numbers or people who offer help through the phone or via skype.
Lifeline - 0800 543 354 Lifeline is a free telephone counselling service. It’s free to call from anywhere in NZ and they are 24/7.
Youthline - 0800 37 66 33 or Free TXT 234, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
https://www.familyservices.govt.nz/directory/ The Family Services Directory, has a list of almost all the help and support agencies throughout New Zealand!
Feeling down or depressed? http://depression.org.nz/