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Keep up to date with what’s happening in our Just a Thought community - your page for news, views and talking about feelings (‘cos that’s what we do best!)

Practical ways to support your loved one through pregnancy

As a partner, whānau member or friend, it can be difficult to know how to support your loved one through their pregnancy.

A ‘right’ way of parenting? Busting myths about motherhood

How can we sort through the advice and bust some of the myths about parenting?

"I’m having a panic attack: what’s going to happen to me?”

Have you ever found yourself having any of these thoughts when you start to feel panicked?

Free online therapy courses to support New Zealand women experiencing perinatal distress

We're proud to share the launch of two new courses – Pregnancy Wellbeing and Postnatal Wellbeing.

Interview: Bradley Patten of UpPsycle

Bradley Patten has been a supporter of our mahi at Just a Thought for a while, taking his motorbike around Tāmaki Makaurau to share mental health resources.

What is a panic attack, really?

Panic attacks can feel scary, but by understanding them, we can begin to overcome the ‘cycle of panic.'

Free online therapy course launched to help New Zealanders experiencing panic

These courses are designed to help the 1 in 4 New Zealanders experiencing anxiety and panic attacks

Why do anxiety and depression love company?

Similar processes drive and maintain both anxiety and depression.

Just a Thought featured in Kia Ora magazine

Air New Zealand’s partnership with Just a Thought has been featured in the latest Kia Ora magazine.

Aotearoa’s first free treatment course for OCD now available

Accessible, effective and practical support for OCD.

From doing to being: resolutions done right

Instead of making a new year’s resolution list full of things ‘to do,’ why not make a list of things ‘to be?’

Just a Thought celebrates our 50,000th sign up

We’re proud to have supported 50,000 Kiwis with their mental health. 

How to survive a New Zealand Christmas

Helpful tips and tricks to help you survive the Christmas season.

International innovation leadership award for Just a Thought clinical lead

Just a Thought clinical lead Anna Elders has been awarded the 2022 eMental Health Innovation Leadership Award for New Zealand.

Free online therapy courses released in New Zealand Sign Language

Just a Thought has partnered with Deaf creative agency, Deafradio, and with support from the Ministry of Social Development, to provide free online therapy courses to New Zealand’s Deaf and hard of hearing community.

Five tips for getting through a New Zealand winter

A list of tips, tricks, and advice for getting through the ‘winter blues.’

New course helping thousands of Kiwis get a better night’s sleep

Almost 2,000 Kiwis have already signed up for our new Managing Insomnia course in the first month of its launch.

How to cope with re-entry anxiety

Re-entry anxiety is a normal and valid response to change and uncertainty.

Leah's Story

Leah's* brain had her constantly doubting who she really was ...

Sam's Story

Sam has the most well known form of OCD, but it's nothing like what most people imagine ...

Michelle's Story

A small moment of self-doubt led to years of suffering for Michelle ...

Yvonne's Story

Yvonne couldn't get rid of dark images in her mind ...

Coping with pandemic fatigue

What can we do to look after ourselves?

Huge surge in people seeking mental health support is 'a good thing'

A jump in people signing up to Just a Thought shows we're getting better at looking after our mental health in lockdown.

The Olympics We’ve Been Trying to Ignore

The death of a great young athlete shines a light on part of ourselves we would rather ignore …

The True Story Behind Moving Mental Health Campaign

Growing up the son of a Cambodian refugee, acclaimed young director Isaiah Tour says creating the ‘We See You’ mental health campaign had a deeply personal meaning.

You Know You’re An Adult When …

On The AM Show, Anna Elders shared some key stress busters we can do every day - whether we're running a marathon or doing a sprint.

The problem with 'self-care' culture (and how we can reclaim it)

The concept of self-care has blown up in the past couple of years, and with it a whole industry that’s making money from our mental health.

Being Your Own Friend

Learning to be kind to yourself is more than a trendy slogan—it’s the most effective way to transform your mental health.

The Secret to Happiness—According to Science

Humans are known as the ‘ultra social’ species. And the world’s longest running study has found that good relationships are the number one predictor of physical and mental health.

Thinking About Our Thinking

All change beings in the brain! But we often do it the opposite way around: we try and change our behaviour without changing our thoughts.

Join the Feelgood February Challenge!

Starting Monday, join us for a month long challenge that will help you feel good from the inside out and be in to win this beautiful care pack.

Building Good Boundaries Around Our Lives

Good boundaries are a cornerstone of self-worth—whether it’s in relationships or within.

'I felt much more comfortable talking about my issues ... '

It meant so much for us to receive this feedback from a participant this week - and the wonderful thing is she is now helping to normalise mental health for all.

Our clinical lead nailed it on the AM Show!

Anna Elders shared her insights on boundaries and how to get the balance right

I Can Enjoy Life Again

Frances was only months away from retirement when her life savings were stolen, turning her life upside down ...

’Tis the season for …

10 Tips for Managing Expectations at Christmas

20,000 Kiwis Join Just a Thought

In just over a year since we started, over 20,000 Kiwis have joined the Just a Thought community for free online therapy.

GP Practice Providing Free Therapy for Patients

A nurse who pioneered Just a Thought at her GP practice says it has transformed the lives of patients who would not otherwise have access to therapy.