Help for the tough times

Help for the Tough Times provides a quick guide to four New Zealand websites that were especially designed to support teenagers to help them find information that can help them when they are feeling stressed, anxious or out of their depth.

The pocket guide was co-designed for teens by teens. Te Hiringa Hauora/Health Promotion Agency worked with two classes of Year 12 students who advised on the guide’s text, format, and design.

The four websites featured are:

Take a look at the resources


Social media and newsletter inserts

Download designs to insert into your school newsletters and social media pages to remind students and their whānau about the sites that can support them.

Staff notices

Download designs to be inserted into staff notices to introduce them or remind them of the sites that can support teens.

Schools can use the following powerpoint presentation for staff induction or staff-only training days to introduce them to the resources and websites, and adapt it to introduce the staff to your school's procedures.

Order resources

The free teen guides are available for secondary schools and youth services to order here.