Are you supporting a whānau member experiencing mental health challenges?

We provide mental health support for families and can help you.

Formerly Supporting Families NZ, we’re Yellow Brick Road; a national organisation that provides mental health support for families who have a loved one experiencing mental health challenges. 

After 40 years of experience working with people around New Zealand, we know that if the family of a loved one experiencing mental distress are correctly supported and empowered, the path they walk leads to increased wellbeing for the whole whānau.

We will walk alongside any family in New Zealand who needs support, knowledge, advocacy and empowerment as they journey towards mental wellbeing.

If you are concerned about a family member experiencing mental health challenges, we can help you.

AGM – 2022

Yellow Brick Road held its AGM at the end of October 2022, including the presentation of our 2021/22 annual report. This is a great summary of the year we had, and we are proud of our achievements over what was an interesting and challenging year. We invite you to read our annual report

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How we are making a difference

Our purpose is to inspire and equip whānau to restore themselves, by supporting their journeys from a place of distress to one of mental wellbeing. 

We’re not just in the business of building resilience. We actively walk alongside the people we support, through all their challenges till the wellbeing of their whānau is restored. 

We make a difference by providing support, information, education and advocacy services, including:


  • 1-on-1 and group support sessions
  • Innovative mental health and wellbeing programmes for adults, tamariki and rangatahi.
  • Advocacy, for when whānau find it difficult to access the services they need.
  • Family peer support groups
  • Suicidal distress & postvention support
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Read the latest from Yellow Brick Road

Thankyou to our funders

Thankyou to our funders

Thankyou to our funders ProCare Charitable Foundation and Lotteries COVID-19 Community Wellbeing Fund.It’s been a busy month at Yellow Brick Road, and we’ve been lucky enough to secure funding from the following organisations: A big thankyou to ProCare Charitable...

Yellow Brick Road Māori Name Gifting

Yellow Brick Road Māori Name Gifting

We are Yellow Brick Road - Te Wahapūahoaho.  Networking and collaborating with local Iwi providers is an important part of our work at Yellow Brick Road and we tailor our support services for different cultural needs.  With that in mind, we are delighted to announce...

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