Terms & conditions

The Mental Wealth Project is not a crisis service and this website is not a monitored service. In an emergency situation, you should call 111.

By using the Mental Wealth website these T&Cs automatically apply to you – so it’s not a bad idea to read them carefully before using the website. We’ve tried to keep them brief.

About The Mental Wealth Project

Le Va (Pacific Inc Limited) offer you this website for your own personal use without cost.
The Mental Wealth website and brand are copyright of Le Va. The website itself, and all the trade marks, copyright, database rights and other intellectual property rights related to it, belong to Le Va.

The Mental Wealth Project is a mental health literacy education programme for young people, encompassing a blended learning approach of face-to-face workshops and online info and support through this website.
The aim is to equip young people and their families with knowledge, tools and skills to reduce stigma, improve wellbeing, spot warning signs of mental distress, and enhance access to the right care and support when they need it.

Using the Mental Wealth Website

Le Va gives you unlimited use of The Mental Wealth Project resources.
Le Va’s website disclaimer applies to this Mental Wealth website. The disclaimer includes our Privacy Policy, Acceptable Use, and general website Terms and Conditions.

We may collect info about numbers of visitors to the Mental Wealth Project website and monitor performance to make sure it useful for people.  But none of this info will identify you.

If we ask you for any info, we will protect your identity – you will not be identified by the information you enter into the website. We’ll collect this non-identifiable information to inform research to help young people.
If you give any contact details, with your permission, we may contact you via email to see how you are going.

What we can’t guarantee

The contents of The Mental Wealth Website should not be construed as medical, legal or professional advice and you should take specific advice from qualified professional people before undertaking any action proposed within this website.

Our website includes links to other websites which you may find useful. We are not responsible for the content of other sites or their privacy policies and practices. We encourage you to read the policies of any external sites you visit via links on our websites.

While every effort is taken to ensure the information is accurate & up to date, Le Va gives no warranties that this information is correct, current, or suitable for any purpose. We disclaim all responsibility and liability for any direct or indirect loss, damage, cost or expense whatsoever in the use of or reliance upon this information.

(The really legal stuff): To the extent permitted by law, Le Va excludes all representations and warranties (whether express or implied by law), including the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

Things you can’t do with The Mental Wealth Project website

Please don’t:
•    copy or modify any part of the website, or our trademarks in any way
•    attempt to extract the source code of the website
•    try to translate the website into other languages, or make derivative versions.

The information in The Mental Wealth Project website has been carefully put together by clinicians, young people, cultural advisors and content experts in such a way as to ensure minimal risk of harm to the user.

At the end of the day…
We reserve the right to make changes to The Mental Wealth Project website at any time and for any reason.

One day, The Mental Wealth Project may finish. If this happens we reserve the right to disconnect the website at any time without giving notice of termination.

If you’d like to comment or feedback to us about any of this, please email us admin@leva.co.nz

Check In

Learning about mental health issues means you can check yourself and check in on your mates too. Click and drag side to side to scroll through the topics to learn more.

What is Mental Health?

Mental health is a state of mind.  Everyone has mental health, just as we all have physical health. Having positive mental health means we have strong relationships, and cope with everyday stress in life to reach our full potential.

Myth-Busters for Mental Health Problems

Some people misunderstand what mental health problems really are. When this happens we can judge people the wrong way, exclude them and end up being disrespectful. We can change this by busting those myths together!

How to check in

Have you got a mate who’s just not themselves lately? Maybe a family member who seems angry or withdrawn? Do you want to say something but are not sure how?

Depression

It’s normal to feel sad, stressed, angry or miserable, especially if we’ve gone through stressful times.

Depression is more than this.

Anxiety

We all know what it’s like to feel worried. Unfortunately for some people, worrying, feeling on edge and panic can be much more intense and overwhelming.

Alcohol

A lot of people don’t think alcohol is a drug. It’s actually the most widely used and easily accessible drug in New Zealand. It can have a major impact on your mental health. There’s lots of help available to learn how to ease up on the drink.

Being Bullied?

No-one deserves to be bullied. Bullying is a serious problem that can disrupt your life and lead to physical and emotional health problems. You don’t have to go through this alone. Help is available.

Online Bullying

Online bullying, or cyber bullying, is when a person uses digital technology to send, post or publish content to hurt someone. There’s lots of tips on how to deal with this.

What is healthy gaming?

Gaming is a normal and healthy part of our lives and it can have a positive impact on our mental health and wellbeing. For a small number of young people, gaming can have a more negative impact on everyday life.

Grief

Grief is our natural response to loss – for example, we experience grief when someone close to us dies. We all experience grief differently. Some people start to feel better in weeks or months, for others, it’s years.

Feel Good

There's only one of you and we want you to live well and feel good so you can be your best self. Check out tips and tools on how to feel good.

Mind

Body

Soul

Mindfulness

Looking for ideas of how to reduce our stress and anxiety? Practising mindfulness activities can help us chill out and clear our minds, so we can deal with things better.

Sleep Well

A good sleep at night helps you manage better during the day. Learn to overcome those annoying things that keep you awake and how to get a good pattern of sleep.

Relax. Breathe.

Your mental wealth relies on you taking the time to look after both your body and mind. Sometimes life gets so busy, and you forget to take time out to relax, rest and recharge. Breathing is another way to take your relaxation in life to the next level.

Grow Gratitude

Did you know that feeling grateful for what we have can improve our mental wealth? Appreciating people and things makes us happy! But it takes a lot of practice so give it a try.

Digital Detox

Recharge and refresh yourself! Perhaps it’s time to step away, have a break from those digital devices that take up all of our time and focus. Sometimes we can lose track of reality and our relationships with the real world. A digital detox might just help us recharge, regain sight of what’s important and take better care of ourselves.

Eat Well

If we want to feel good, we need to make the right choices about what we eat and drink. What we eat and drink not only affects our appearance, but also our energy levels, and the way we think about feel about ourselves.

Get Moving

A strong body supports a strong mind and can help us cope with things like stress, anger and anxiety. There’s lots of fun ways to get moving, on your own or with mates. Every little bit counts!

Spirituality

Spirituality generates positive emotions in people. Whether it’s about having a greater purpose in life, a religion, or living out your personal values, spirituality can make us feel good.

Cultural Identity

Culture gives us a sense of belonging, pride and identity. It’s something to celebrate and cherish. Find out how we can discover and nurture our cultural identities.

Stay Connected

It's a fact that people who are connected are more likely to be happy. Find out how to stay connected so you look after your mental wealth.

Get help now

If you or someone you know is in immediate physical danger, call 111 now. If you’re experiencing mental health problems or need support, help is a phone call away.

How to connect

Staying connected to friends, whānau, school, work, nature and the world around you is critical to your wellbeing.

Understanding gaming: Tips for friends and whānau

Are you worried about a family member’s gaming habits and internet use? Learn how to engage in conversation with them.

Screen Time Tips

We really value screen time because it can be fun and relaxing. But too much screen time can get in the way of other activities that are good for us, like socialising, sleep and exercise.

Finding a balance between time online and other activities is important for your physical and mental health.

Intergenerational communication

Connecting with parents, grandparents, aunties or uncles can help us feel a sense of belonging.

Aunty Dee

For when life sux, Aunty Dee can help you solve your problems.

Sparx e-therapy

e-therapy for young people who are feeling down, worried or stressed.

For Pasifika

Atu-Mai: culturally-based tools to support Pacific young people to unleash their full potential.

Netsafe

Online safety for New Zealand.

Youthline

Here to help and here for you. Text Youthline on 234.

The Lowdown

Straighup answers for when life sux.

Common Ground

Advice and information on how to be part of a support network for a distressed young person.

The Journal

Teaching you the skills to help yourself.