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First Steps exists to provide expert support and resources for business owners and leaders.

Make your health and wellbeing your first steps for 2022

As part of Activate Tāmaki Makaurau, First Steps provides access to health and wellbeing support tailored to the many business owners and managers across Tāmaki Makaurau that are feeling overwhelmed, isolated, and under pressure from the impacts of COVID-19.

First Steps is confidential and free. Contact us, explore self-directive resources, or apply for funding.

Whatever way works best for you.  Get the support you need.

Support provided includes stress management, physical exercise, sleep education, resilience, mindfulness, and anxiety support.

Coping with Loss and Grief

Trigger Warning: Sensitive topics discussed.

CEO of Auckland Business Chamber, Michael Barnett sits down with Sara Chatwin, registered Clinical Psychologist from Mind Works, to discuss asking for help, and finding support during times of loss and grief.

We’ve spoken to business owners just like you who also feel…

LONG-LASTING
SADNESS OR
IRRITABILITY

EXTREME
HIGH AND
LOW MOODS

EXCESSIVE FEAR
OR WORRY
OR ANXIETY

DRAMATIC CHANGE
IN EATING OR
SLEEPING HABITS

FEELING DOWN,
WORRIED OR
STRESSED

We have a few questions that will help us help you – get started below

This assessment tool was designed by Clearhead, who have a team of experts who all share the same vision of improving access to good mental health care.

Use this tool to get an understanding of how you are feeling and find out what support you might need to improve your health and wellbeing.

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Use this pre-assessment tool to get an understanding of how you are feeling currently and find out what support you might need to help you with your health and wellbeing.

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Get Support

First Steps can provide you access to mental health and wellbeing support. Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed, isolated, or under pressure, our providers & funding can help.

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View Resources

Our resources will provide access to self-directed learning, and a curated collection of targeted resources for business owners, leaders, and entrepreneurs.

EXPLORE OUR RESOURCES
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Find a Provider

Our providers can offer training, consultations, and more. We understand the environment in which most businesses are currently operating, and we have the people to lend a helping hand.

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Resources

Our Content Library

Our content is designed to help you grow - personally and professionally - whether you want to learn more about stress, resilience, communication, or more - there's something for everyone and we're constantly adding new items.

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Become a First Steps Provider

If you want to support business owners with their mental health journey, whether it’s through resources, professional advice or therapy, we welcome your registration of interest below. We are keen to hear from passionate specialists who put importance on the well-being of our business owners and leaders.

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Do you need help now?

If you or someone you know requires immediate assistance please use the helplines we've listed below - they are FREE and AVAILABLE now.

CRISIS SUPPORT
Free To Call or Text

CALL OR TEXT 1737

HEALTHLINE
Free To Call

CALL 0800 611 116

LIFELINE
Free To Call

CALL 0800 543 354

DEPRESSION HELPLINE
Free To Call

CALL 0800 111 757

ALCOHOL DRUG HELPLINE
Free To Call

CALL 0800 787 797

Quick Links

Use our quick links below to easily navigate our First Steps website.

Our Partners

First Steps is grateful for the support of our partners, both for the work they do to promote the importance of support for health and wellbeing for business and the wider support they provide business operating in Tāmaki Makaurau. We encourage you to visit their websites.