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.
Are you supporting a family or whānau member
with mental health and addiction challenges?
Are you facing challenges and struggling yourself
as you try to support them?
Yellow Brick Road is offering a series of free Wellbeing Webinars for
families and whānau to attend, to learn ways to cope better and thrive.
You can join all of them or just the one or two you think would be most helpful.
All you have to do is register and then sit back and watch and listen. Your
attendance is confidential and others won’t see you on the screen.
Supporting you under “Red Traffic Light”
We are a health and disability service. This means we will continue to help all families and whānau throughout this pandemic. Our staff are committed to doing their very best for you and your loved family members.
We have developed procedures to keep you and our staff as safe and well as possible.
We plan to have some staff onsite whenever we can. Our staff will comply with distancing, mask wearing, hygiene protocols, scanning and will stay home if they have any symptoms or are required to isolate.
Most support services will be delivered via phone or other technology such as “Zoom”.
Face-to-face face is only delivered with carefully scheduled appointments in our offices, and in accordance with correct procedures, as outlined in the link below.
Is your household ready if someone gets COVID-19?
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
Every dollar helps New Zealand families thrive
Make a difference today and help whānau get the mental health support they need.
Read the latest from Yellow Brick Road
CEO of Platform Trust, Marion Blake has led Platform from strength to strength over the last twenty years and leaves an outstanding legacy of service in the mental health and addiction sector. In recognition of her outstanding contribution to the sector, Marion...
We are pleased to announce Kate Yesberg as our new Chair (previously Deputy Chair). We would like to extend a big thankyou to our outgoing Chairman Dick Brown. Dick has been involved with Supporting Families for 21 years; serving as president of our Nelson committee...
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...
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