Balance NZ, Bipolar and Depression Network is a national network set up and operated by consumers to help members who have experienced mood disorders (bipolar disorder and depression) to cope positively with their condition. It acts as an umbrella group for a number of regional support groups nationwide. Balance NZ was founded in 1996 by Michael Wiltshire and Julia Christie who organised the inaugural (1995) meeting at Stella Maris in Seatoun, Wellington. The organisation has since held its annual training days at Quaker Acres, Wanganui, until 2005, when they were held in Christchurch. September 2006 Balance NZ held its training days at Quaker Acres, Wanganui.
The 2007 National Training Days were hosted by member group Promoting Mental Wellness in Hamilton, November 2007.