WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT PEPTALK

TESTIMONIALS

I so  admire the work that PEPTALK media is doing to grow ‘Wellbeing Literacy’ nationally. Nadine and her team are committed to helping people understand wellbeing and resilience better so they can help themselves and those they care about. The mags are jam-packed with tools, all of which are evidence-based but practical enough to use in every day life.”

Dr Lucy Hone, Director New Zealand Institute of Wellbeing & Resilience

A quick note to say how much I continue to be thrilled by your wonderful publication - it is such a treasure trove of wisdom, inspiration, useful and evidence-based information, all in an impressively professional and beautifully presented resource. I've encouraged every counsellor I know to subscribe for their school, staffroom, workplace - and their own wellbeing and self-care! Keep up the amazing work you're doing, it truly does make a difference and I hope you feel super proud of the seeds of hope and clarity you are planting with every issue."

Julia Field, Head of Guidance - Christchurch Girls' High School

Victoria Baker 

PEPTALK magazine was such a joy to read and like a breath of fresh air openly talking about big and small mental health issues we face in New Zealand. PEPTALK is written in a way that is easily accessible to anyone that is lucky enough to find and read the magazine. I will be adding PEPTALK as a resource for my clients, there are so many helpful take home messages and tips to help them have a better understanding of their own mental wellbeing or others they care about."

 Emma-Kate Woodham - Mindfulness coach & massage therapist.

We love every page of this publication - thank you Nadine and team - it’s awesome - it is saving lives with its knowledge. It is filled with fantastic wisdom and has been a really good resource to give our youth and they are enjoying their own learning about themselves through discussions in this magazine - thank you for being brave and putting your strengths into solutions for NZers education around their wellbeing."

Jo Lane, Manager Marlborough Youth Trust

As an educator, I was grappling with my work  promoting wellbeing and mental health as I felt there was a gap between knowledge and practice. It seems we are all aware and talking about mental health but we don't really know what to do about it. This beautiful publication 'PEPTALK' fills the gap and provides evidence-based mental health skills, strategies and tools to help us 'help ourselves'. Contributions come from a diverse group of experts and practitioners with a shared emphasis on collaboration for the 'greater good'.  The attractive and user-friendly design is innovative and inclusive, meeting the needs of both young and old. This is a much needed 'hands on' resource that will support our schools and communities in building our collective capacity to improve mental health."

Megan Martin, Educator + creator of liveuptoyou.org 

Peptalk is a publication I wish every teacher, student and parent could read.  It has something in it for all of us.  It is beautifully presented, full of enlightening, inspirational, well-written and researched articles.  Articles by those who have experienced mental health issues, have a story to tell or information to share to help those currently going through it.  Help yourself and your whanau, read Peptalk, something good for your every day."

Claudine Crabtree - Library Manager, Baradene College

PEPTALK is dedicated to mental wellness and it is BRILLIANT. My Mum told me about it, and I have since purchased a year-long subscription for our family. There are two sections.. one is for ADULTS ( I particularly loved the secrets to resilience from Dr Lucy Hone) and one is for YOUTH. I think my nearly 8-year-old will find it really valuable. There are practical exercises, doodle therapy, recipes, healthy habits, tips on how to be happy and how to actively make yourself feel good when you aren’t feeling yourself.

Toni Street, Broadcaster

I work as a counsellor in a secondary school and when our librarian showed me a copy of “Peptalk “, I was so impressed I immediately bought myself a subscription. I love that it cleverly has both youth and adult content in the one magazine.
It has clear, evidence-based information and strategies that are understandable, useful and realistically achievable. All this in plain-speak and Kiwi content!  It provides a positive approach to wellbeing and, hugely importantly, makes it accessible to everyone.
I have already used the magazine successfully with students to encourage wellbeing. I can see much needed benefits for our staff as well  -  something they can utilise in their own lives and also share with their students.
I believe this would be an outstanding resource to help grow wellbeing in our classrooms - arguably the birthplace for creating the shift in mental health our society desperately needs."

Lara Grocott MNZAC, Guidance Counsellor Riccarton High School

PEPTALK offers excellent, well researched articles on mental health and wellbeing. Great layout and easy to read."

Michael Hempseed, Suicide Prevention Expert, Author, Tedx Speaker

I have found PEPTALK to be a great tool to use inside New Zealand’s Female Prisons.  The women have loved the content and there is something that resonates with each of them.  The interactive parts are useful as well as the well-known profiles which are used. The variety is awesome.   It’s great to see the youth being supported and this is being well received by our younger incarcerated Māori youth.  It is also a great resource for us to use for those that find literacy difficult with great topics discussed in a meaningful way rather than a lot of clinical content.  The simple, effective takeaways are useful too.

 

The stories on individuals are a great way of refreshing messages we may know and prompt reflection around how we are currently placed and where we would like to be."

Rebecca Skilton, RAW - Clinical Operations Manager

Thank you for giving me the Peptalk magazine.  It was so timely.  The Lisa Carrington article was fabulous and gave me specific help with some issues I was having. Such a positive outcome for me.

 

I also got heaps out of the hero article.  I am currently reintegrating back into my family's lives and this article gave me both insight and encouragement on how to move forward and head home in a positive way and as a hero myself.  

 

The interactive style of the magazine is cool and makes it readable and enjoyable for me as a person who doesn't usually enjoy reading.  I happily enjoyed this. Keep it up."

 

Toni - A participant at He Haumaru  (RAW), following 4 prison sentences

Thank you so much the Peptalk magazines that you sent to us for the young people we support.  We have delivered them all to our whanau and both young people and their parents have talked about how practical and easy to read it is. One young person told us that they enjoyed the art that they could do from the magazine and also enjoyed having something different to read.  Another young person contacted us straight away to tell us how much they loved the magazine and that it was such an interesting read.  What you’ve created really is a wonderful resource for both young people and their families."

Jess van Arendonk - Youth Project Lead, Whanake Youth, Nelson.

Rachel Cox - Teacher St Peters School

I came across PEPTALK via Instagram, then I ordered it for myself and became hooked. Then I ordered four more, for my sister and friends.  I love the entire ethos, the variety of articles and that ads don’t clog up the pages."

 Rebekah Wilson - Journalist

What a wonderful publication you have produced! I’ve read it front to back and thoroughly enjoyed it - it had such awesome, practical and inspiring material. Great job."

​Rachel Anderson - Graham Dingle STARS programme co ordinator, Marlborough Girls’ College.

You have absolutely smashed it out of the park. I am a young shepherd working in Taihape and I am so passionate about mental health and wellness, especially focusing in the rural sector. This publication is perfect. It covers all aspects of mental health in many ways, making it easy for different people to be able to relate and make connections. The interactive parts of the magazine absolutely top it off, you don’t feel like you are just reading a heap of boring stories, it feels like the whole thing is made especially for you…. it’s awesome to see such amazing content out there for everybody."

​Sophie Taplin - Shepherd, Taihape

Thanks for all you do - just brilliant. As an educator with responsibility for wellbeing in my school your work and resources are excellent. Kia Kaha." 

 Ryan Peters - Marlborough Boys College.

PEPTALK is such a great read with so many helpful tips, ideas and great interaction throughout! I’m so happy that there is now a publication like this in NZ, one that feels so positive and constructive too. You and your team have done a tremendous job and I look forward to seeing the next issue!" 

 Eve Macfarlane - New Zealand olympic rower, Co-author of ‘How we got happy’.

Just wanted to say how much we are enjoying the magazine.  I bought it just before lockdown to read and share with my clients. At the moment it sits at home and I treat myself occasionally and read an article. I noticed my kids have also picked it up and had a read of the teen section. Your magazine is wonderful. Keep up the good work. Kia kaha." 

 Tineka Sandall - Cousellor

This is a fabulous resource and much needed. Knowing that 50% of adults will experience mental health issues during their life time these are conversations that we must be having! You are helping to make these conversations normal and relevant and it’s great that it comes from within New Zealand so it’s easy to connect with too. My husband even picked it up and said, this looks good can I have a read....he’s not normally interested in that kind of stuff so that was cool."

 Celia Hogan - Little Kiwis Nature Play

PEPTALK magazine was such a joy to read and like a breath of fresh air openly talking about big and small mental health issues we face in New Zealand. PEPTALK is written in a way that is easily accessible to anyone that is lucky enough to find and read the magazine. I will be adding PEPTALK as a resource for my clients, there are so many helpful take home messages and tips to help them have a better understanding of their own mental wellbeing or others they care about."

 Emma-Kate Woodham - Mindfulness coach & massage therapist.

As someone who has walked through misery and into positive psychology, I’m loving PEPTALK magazine! I was really pleased to hear that there was finally a New Zealand magazine in print focused on improving wellbeing and I wasn’t disappointed. PEPTALK is beautifully put together and full of thought-provoking and useful content we can all use to improve our wellbeing. I’ve purchased a subscription so I don’t miss an edition."

Kat McCay - Founder & Trustee Mental Health Therapies NZ Charitable Trust

Trying out a new NZ Mental Health magazine based on evidence based wellbeing strategies. Also, no adverts reminding me that I’m not rich, skinny, pretty, spontaneous, fun to be around etc. ‘Women’s’ mags I’m dissing you right now!!"

Sarah McCreath - Student nurse

I was having a moment where my brain was on overdrive and an emotional downward spiral and it was just what I needed to pick me up. Thank you so much for that ‘make me feel better moment’, I most sincerely appreciate it. Thank you, thank you, thank you."

Becca Baynton

 

Congratulations on bringing a great idea to reality! It  looks terrific. The moment I saw the picture of Martin Seligman,  I knew this was going to be a good thing. We look forward to this being another layer in our work towards our community flourishing and experiencing positive levels of wellbeing."

Richard Tucker - Saint Kentigern College

 

I was instantly drawn to PEPTALK's beautiful graphics with gorgeous writing. How amazing to put up a fight against one of NZ’s biggest problems in such a fresh and uplifting way. It’s initiatives like this that make me feel excited for the New Zealand my children will grow up in."

Lauren Shiels - Interior Designer

It’s clever how the front is catered to adults and then flips over to the youth section, it seems it would make mental health help more casually accessible to youth who may be embarrassed to look into it themselves, I’m impressed and I feel like it’s about time!"

Sam - Carpenter

"I love PEPTALK for a whole host of reasons, but mostly because it aligns with my kaupapa - ie. it is an integrative approach to improving wellbeing, honing in on what is innately good about humans and fanning the spark that resides in each of us! The best wellbeing publication I’ve come across in New Zealand - or anywhere for that matter."

Amy Robin


ABOUT US

PEPTALK Media is a not-for-profit organisation which creates innovative resources to educate and empower kiwis with the skills to build and nurture a resilient, healthy mind. We believe this upstream, protective approach of helping people to help themselves, and others, is a powerful way to transform the future of mental health in New Zealand.

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