Welcome to the Phobic Trust of New Zealand (Inc)
The Phobic Trust is a registered charitable trust established in New Zealand to provide specialist treatment, education and support specifically to anxiety disorder sufferers. We rely on charitable donations to carry out our work. Here are some of our achievements that would not have been possible without the generosity of supporters like you. Incorporated under the Charitable Trust Act 1957, Charities Commission
Registration Number: CC20141.
In October 2013, The Phobic Trust was involved with a 20/20 programme funded by the MOH: Tough Guys Open Up About Mental Health. The programme was an all NZ special where brave Kiwis share their stories about living with mental illness.
In the Auckland region, the Phobic Trust Anxiety Disorders Clinic at St Lukes provides specialist treatment to anxiety disorder sufferers via a multi-disciplinary clinical team. Nationally, the 24 hour 0800 Phobic Phone Line helps thousands of people all over the country who are in crisis, suffering from panic attacks and phobias who literally have nowhere else to turn. 24 hours every day, 365 days a year, the Phobic Trust national phone line helps people in distress, including many whose anxiety disorders have become so severe that they are contemplating suicide.
The Phobic Trust also works to gain awareness and recognition of a disability which affects 25% of the population. We are currently investigating the links between anxiety disorders and alcohol and substance abuse and hope that the results of this research will help future sufferers and their families.
Our vision is of a world where anxiety disorders carry no stigma and sufferers are not afraid to speak out and seek help for fear of being labeled stupid, weak or crazy. History reveals many famous people such as John Bunyan, Samuel Johnson, Martin Luther, Winston Churchill and Howard Hughes have suffered from anxiety, which shows that having an anxiety disorder has nothing to do with lack of intelligence. The work of the Phobic Trust touches people of all ages irrespective of age, culture and socio-economic status. We rely on the time of our volunteers and charitable donations to allow our valuable work to continue - these donations come from our supporters, charitable trusts and individuals just like you.
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