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SPARX

Ph: 0508 4 SPARX (0508 477 279)

Website: https://www.sparx.org.nz

A unique award-winning computer program that helps young people learn skills to deal with feeling down, depressed or stressed.

SPARX is an online e-therapy tool provided by the University of Auckland, as an initiative of the Prime Minister’s Youth Mental Health Project. SPARX helps young people learn skills to deal with feeling down, depressed or stressed. The effectiveness of SPARX has been proven to be as good as standard care in a Randomised Control Trial undertaken by the University of Auckland. It could help you or people you know.

It’s normal to feel down, angry or stressed at times but when these feelings don’t go away or when they start affecting how you’re getting on with school or other people, you may need some extra help.

SPARX doesn’t provide crisis intervention or counselling.

If you are having thoughts about hurting or killing yourself, you need to reach out and talk to someone who is trained to help right now.

  • Youthline or Lifeline free phone 0508 4 SPARX (0508 477 279) / Free text SPARX to 234
  • Call 111 if you or someone else might be unsafe right now
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