Other links

Helplines

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

 

Lifeline

0800 543 354 or text ‘Help’ to 4357

For Suicide Crisis Helpline, counselling advice and support

 

Depression Helpline

0800 111 757 or text 4204

www.depression.org.nz

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)

www.anxiety.org.nz

 

Safe to talk

0800 044 334 or text 4334

www.safetotalk.nz

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

 

Quitline

0800 778 778 or text 4006

www.quit.org.nz

For free help to quit smoking

 

Healthline

0800 611 116

For advice from trained registered nurses

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Youth Support


 

The Lowdown

0800 111 757 or text 5626

www.thelowdown.co.nz

Helpline for young people experiencing depression or anxiety 

 

Youthline

0800 376 633 or text 234

www.youthline.co.nz

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)

www.whatsup.co.nz

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

 

Kidsline

0800 543 754 (0800 KIDSLINE)

www.kidsline.org.nz

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)

www.rural-support.org.nz

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

 

Farmstrong

www.farmstrong.co.nz

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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Mental Health and Addictions Websites


 

The Mental Health Foundation of NZ

www.mentalhealth.org.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

www.kina.org.nz

Life strategies for families of people using alcohol and other drugs

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Health and Wellbeing



Melon

www.melonhealth.com

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

 

Allright

www.allright.org.nz

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

www.healthandsafety.govt.nz  

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

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