Have you been asked about mental health when applying for a job?

Have you been asked about mental health when applying for a job?

"We need to be removing the stigma around mental health and supporting everyone's wellbeing." - Chlöe Swarbrick MP

Through our mental health tour, we've been hearing stories of employers asking about mental health in job applications with no explanation of how it'll be used or why it's being asked. We're investigating how common this is to inform our mahi and best advocate for positive mental health, wellbeing, and you! 

Has this happened to you?

Share your story today.


Together we can help end discrimination and help create healthy workplace practices that supports our wellbeing

If you want to talk to someone right now about your mental health, or someone you care about, here are some helpful supportive people:

  • Lifeline (open 24/7)

    0800 543 354

  • Depression Helpline (open 24/7)

    0800 111 757

  • Healthline (open 24/7)

    0800 611 116

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    Safe to talk (open 24/7) 

    0800 044 334. Trained confidential support for people wanting help to do with sexual harm. 
    https://safetotalk.nz/  

  • Samaritans (open 24/7)

    0800 726 666

  • Suicide Crisis Helpline (open 24/7)

    0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO). This is a service for people who may be thinking about suicide, or those who are concerned about family or friends.

  • Youthline (open 24/7)

    0800 376 633. You can also text 234 for free between 8am and midnight, or email talk@youthline.co.nz

  • 0800 WHATSUP Children's Helpline

    0800 9428 787 between 1pm and 10pm on weekdays and from 3pm to 10pm on weekends. Online chat is available from 7pm to 10pm every day at www.whatsup.co.nz.

  • Kidsline (open 24/7)

    0800 543 754. This service is for children aged 5 to 18. Those who ring between 4pm and 9pm on weekdays will speak to a Kidsline buddy. These are specially trained teenage telephone counsellors.

  • Your local Rural Support Trust

    0800 787 254 (0800 RURAL HELP)

  • Alcohol Drug Helpline (open 24/7)

    0800 787 797. You can also text 8691 for free.

If this is an emergency: Call 111

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