Small Steps

Te Hiringa Hauora | Health Promotion Agency has a new website, Small Steps, featuring locally developed digital wellbeing tools. It is funded by the Ministry of Health and developed in partnership with social enterprise Clearhead.

The initial six tools focus on positive thinking and mindfulness to manage stress or anxiety, and help when you’re feeling down. They are: deep breathing, active listening, mindful watching, identifying signals, reframing thoughts and balancing mood.

Small Steps tools gives people the opportunity to access tools, resources, and information to support them to maintain or improve their wellbeing. They also provide information to help support friends and whānau. Social and mental health services may also find Small Steps tools beneficial when working with their clients.

The tools are free for all users - they are housed on a zero-rated website, which means you won’t use any data when you access this site, and you can continue to access the website if you run out of mobile data.

Key Messages

Small Steps is here to help you maintain or improve your mental health and wellbeing.
The tools are free and easy to use as part of your daily routine, either on a one-off or an ongoing basis.
Everyone has different preferences and needs for how they get support. Small Steps provides options so you can choose what works for you.
Whether you’re looking to maintain wellbeing, find relief, or get help - we’re here with you, for you - he waka eke noa.

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The solutions are for all New Zealanders but are geared towards 19 to 35-year-olds and have a focus on Māori and Pasifika.

Help spread the word

To help spread the word social media tiles are available should you wish to share them on your social channels. Feel free to use our key messages as a guide for copy.