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All services are free and are available 24/7 unless otherwise stated

1737, need to talk?

Call or text 1737

If you are feeling stressed, anxious, worried, depressed, needing advice on mental health or addictions issues or just need someone to talk to, call or text 1737 anytime, to talk to a trained counsellor



0800 543 354 or text ‘Help’ to 4357

For Suicide Crisis Helpline, counselling advice and support


Depression Helpline

0800 111 757 or text 4204

Anxiety and depression affects us all differently. Talk to a trained counsellor about how you are feeling or to ask a question. Free online resources and self-tests


Anxiety Helpline

0800 269 4389 (0800 ANXIETY)


Safe to talk

0800 044 334 or text 4334

Sexual harm helpline. Contact for free confidential advice or webchat with a trained specialist


Victim Support

0800 842 846 (0800 VICTIM)

For practical support and information for people affected by serious crime, trauma and grief



0800 778 778 or text 4006

For free help to quit smoking



0800 611 116

For advice from trained registered nurses

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Youth Support


The Lowdown

0800 111 757 or text 5626

Helpline for young people experiencing depression or anxiety 



0800 376 633 or text 234

Support for young people, or anyone who is supporting a young person. Visit the website for extensive resources or to webchat (webchat available 7pm – 11pm)


What's Up

0800 942 8787 (0800 WHATSUP)

Free advice and counselling support for 5-18 year olds to talk about anything at all. The Helpline is available Mon-Fri 12pm-11pm and Sat/Sun 3pm-11pm



0800 543 754 (0800 KIDSLINE)

A safe, confidential and supervised telephone counselling service where children and young people up to 18 years old can talk about how they are feeling, or what’s going on in their life

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Rural Support


Rural Support Helpline

0800 787 254 (0800 RURAL HELP)

Supporting rural people through tough times. Talk confidentially with someone who really understands the pressures of rural life or visit the website for more information



A nationwide wellbeing programme for the rural community. Visit the website for free online resources to help farmers live well, farm well and get the most out of life

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Rural Support

Mental Health and Addictions Websites


The Mental Health Foundation of NZ

An information service providing free support material for anyone who is going through a difficult time, or for people who are supporting someone they love and care about


Kina Families & Addictions Trust

Life strategies for families of people using alcohol and other drugs

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Mental health and addictions websites
Health and wellbeing

Health and Wellbeing


Self-care and support for New Zealanders during Covid-19. Melon is a safe space to connect and support each other through this difficult time with self-care resources for our emotional wellbeing. The Melon community is made up of people like you as well as support workers, gathered in one place to walk alongside you and get through this together. Join up for free online support



Tough times affect each of us differently. For practical ideas on looking after yourself and your whanau, check out the ‘Getting Through Together’ campaign


Health & Safety NZ  

For free online Health and Wellbeing resources “A Guide for Maintaining Health and Wellbeing” and “Mental Health Pocketbook”

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