HELPLINES
 

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


Lifeline – 0800 543 354 (0800 LIFELINE) or free text 4357 (HELP).

 

Suicide Crisis Helpline – 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO).

 

Samaritans – 0800 726 666
 

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).

 

www.depression.org.nz – includes The Journal online help service.

 

SPARX.org.nz – online e-therapy tool provided by the University of Auckland that helps young people learn skills to deal with feeling down, depressed or stressed.
 

Sexuality or gender identity helpline

OUTLine NZ – 0800 688 5463 (OUTLINE) provides confidential telephone support.

 

Helplines for children and young people

Youthline – 0800 376 633, free text 234 

 

thelowdown  free text 5626.

 

What's Up – 0800 942 8787 (for 5–18 year olds).

Phone counselling is available Monday to Friday, 12noon–11pm and weekends, 3pm–11pm.

Online chat is available from 3pm–10pm 7 days a week, including all public holidays.

 

Help for parents, family and friends

EDANZ – improving outcomes for people with eating disorders and their families.

Freephone 0800 2 EDANZ or 0800 233 269, or in Auckland 09 522 2679. Or email info@ed.org.nz.

 

Parent Help – 0800 568 856 for parents/whānau seeking support, advice and practical strategies on all parenting concerns. Anonymous, non-judgemental and confidential.

 

Family Services 211 Helpline – 0800 211 211 for help finding (and direct transfer to) community based health and social support services in your area.

 

Skylight – 0800 299 100 for support through trauma, loss and grief; 9am–5pm weekdays.

 

Yellow Brick Road – Supporting families towards mental wellbeing.
 

Other specialist helplines

Alcohol and Drug Helpline – 0800 787 797 or online chat.

 

Are You OK – 0800 456 450 family violence helpline.

 

Gambling Helpline – 0800 654 655

 

Anxiety NZ – 0800 269 4389 (0800 ANXIETY).

 

Rape Crisis – 0800 883 300 (for support after rape or sexual assault)

Helping Hands