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Get help now

If you, or someone you care about requires extra help, here are some services in New Zealand you may find useful. In emergencies please call 111 for immediate assistance.

If you want to talk:

  • Need to talk?                           Free call or text 1737 any time for support from a trained counsellor
     

  • The Depression Helpline    0800 111 757 or free text 4202 (to talk to a trained counsellor about how                                                                   you are feeling or to ask any questions)
     

  • Youthline                                   0800 376 633, free text 234 or email talk@youthline.co.nz or online chat
     

  • The Lowdown                         Text 5626 for support to help young people recognise and understand                                                                      depression or anxiety
     

  • Anxiety Helpline                    0800 269 4389 (0800 ANXIETY)
     

  • Lifeline                                        0800 543 354 (or text 4357 – HELP)
     

  • Suicide Crisis Helpline         508 828 865 (0800 TAUTOKO)
     

  • What's up                                   0800 942 8787 (for 5–18 year olds). Phone counselling is available Monday                                                              to Friday, 1pm–10pm and weekends, 3pm–10pm. Online chat is available                                                                  7pm–10pm daily 
     

  • Women's Refuge                   Crisis line 0800 733 843
                                                     

  •   Mental Health Crisis Services

Apps / Online tools
 

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