Welcome to the National Depression Initiative
The National Depression Initiative (NDI) aims to reduce the impact of depression on the lives of New Zealanders, by aiding early recognition, appropriate treatment, and recovery. It is part of the Ministry’s commitment to addressing suicide prevention, as well as to improving the mental health and wellbeing of all New Zealanders.
This website provides information about the National depression Initiative and is the home of the NDI Depression Network. Please feel free to visit the NDI Depression Network and join up if you'd like to get involved.
Getting Personal Support and Help
If you're looking for support around depression for yourself, a friend or a family/whanau member, please visit our help-services websites.
There's www.depression.org.nz and www.thelowdown.co.nz for youth. There's information about depression, recovery and how to access personal support on these websites. If you or someone you know needs help now, please click here for contact information.