Kirsty Louden-Bell is a registered Clinical Psychologist with 20 years’ experience working in mental health. She has worked in a range of mental health settings in the public sector as well as in private practice, and has experience in training, presenting, and project development and leadership.
Kirsty has a passion for youth and good mental health, and since 2001 has been involved as both a clinician and manager of a nationwide programme aimed at identifying and managing risk in young people at risk of suicide. Kirsty is also the co-author of JK’s book Stand by Me about teenagers and their journey with depression.
NEED HELP NOW?
The Sir John Kirwan Foundation is not a clinical service. We are not able to provide emergency support or counselling services. To access these please see below.
If you are worried about your or someone else’s mental health, please visit your local GP or free call or text 1737 to talk to someone for advice and support.
If you are concerned about someone’s immediate safety contact your local health services.
Or if you or someone else is in danger or at risk of endangering others, call the Police immediately on 111.
There are a number of great New Zealand and International websites that provide useful information and support to manage your own mental health and wellbeing, and that of others. Click below to check them out.
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