Need Help?

Whānau, should you need immediate help a list of helplines and support groups that you can contact has been provided below.

If this is an emergency – if you feel you or someone else is at risk of harm:

  • phone 111 now OR
  • go to your nearest hospital emergency department OR
  • phone your local mental health crisis team, contact numbers can be found here at this link or phone Healthline 0800 611 116.

If you are feeling suicidal, are concerned about a family member or friend, or know someone who needs help, please note that we don't provide counselling or direct support services.  Whānau, should you need help a list of helplines and support groups that you can contact has been provided below:

Healthline – 0800 611 116

• Need to Talk? (24/7) - Free call or text 1731

Youthline – 0800 376 633 or free text 234 or e-mail talk@youthline.co.nz

• Depression Helpline – 0800 111 757 or www.depression.org.nz

Kidsline – 0800 54 37 54 (aimed at children up to 14 years of age; 4 pm to 6 pm weekdays)

• Child Helpline – 0800 366 694 (aimed at children from 5 - 18 years of age; 9am - 7pm daily)

What’s Up – 0800 942 8787 (for 5-18 year olds; 1 pm to 11 pm) or www.whatsup.co.nz (7pm – 10pm)

• Rural Support Trust – 0800 787 254

Alcohol Drug Helpline – 0800 787 797 or free text 8691

• Samaritans – 0800 726 666 (for callers from the Lower North Island, Christchurch and West Coast) or 0800 211 211 (for callers from all other regions)

Casper – 0508 227 737 (Community Action on Suicide Prevention Education and Research)

• OUTLine NZ  - 0800 688 5463 (This provides confidential telephone support for sexuality or gender identity issues)

The Lowdown – www.thelowdown.co.nz or free text 5626 or email team@thelowdown.co.nz (e-mails and text messages will be responded to between 12 noon and 12 midnight).

• You could also talk to your General Practitioner (GP), local health professional or someone you trust.

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