These helplines are free, available 24/7 and can provide support, information and advice

Free call or text 1737 to speak with a trained counsellor at any time.

Depression Helpline
0800 111 757 or free text 4202
Talk to a trained counsellor for support or to ask any questions

0800 611 116
Free 24/7 helpline. Call to speak with a registered nurse for advice.

Call 0800 726 666
Samaritans offer confidential, non-religious and non-judgemental support to anyone who may feeling depressed, lonely or even be contemplating suicide.

0800 543 354 (0800 LIFELINE)
Lifeline trained counsellors deal with many kinds of issues including psychological and emotional distress, financial and work issues, marriage and family / whanau problems and with callers who are lonely, ill, depressed or the victims of violence or abuse.

Alcohol and Drug Helpline
0800 787 797 or text 8681
Online chat at www.alcoholdrughelplorg.nz
If you are concerned about your own or someone else’s drinking or drug taking, the Alcohol and Drug Helpline can assist with information, insight and support.

Support for children and young people

Call 0800 376 633 Free text 234, email talk@youthline.co.nz or online chat at www.youthline.org.nz

What’s up
Call 0800 942 8787 (0800 whatsup) available 12pm – 11pm or online chat 5pm – 10pm at ww.whatsup.co.nz

0800 543 754 (0800 kidsline)
For young people up to 18 years of age.

The Lowdown
Free txt 5626
Support and information for young people expressing depression or anxiety.

An interactive self-help online tool for young people with mild to moderate depression and anxiety.