National support services

Published: 28 June 2019

Here’s a list of some of the services that are available in New Zealand offering support, information and help. All services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week unless otherwise specified.

Need to talk?

Free call or text 1737 any time for support from a trained Ministry of Health professional

Lifeline

0800 543 354
www.lifeline.org.nz(external link)

Healthline

0800 611 116
www.health.govt.nz(external link)

Alcohol Drug Helpline

0800 787 797
www.alcoholdrughelp.org.nz(external link)

Suicide Crisis Helpline

0508 828 865

Depression Helpline

0800 111 757
www.depression.org.nz(external link)

Supporting Families in Mental Illness

0800 732 825
(for families and whānau supporting a loved one who has a mental illness)

Women’s Refuge Crisis Line

0800 733 843 (0800 REFUGE)

Shine

0508 744 633
www.2shine.org.nz(external link)
(confidential domestic abuse helpline)

Samaritans

0800 726 666
www.samaritans.org.nz (external link)

Canterbury resilience hub

www.resilient.org.nz(external link)
(Helping people find the right resources to support their needs moving forward after traumatic events)

Gambling Helpline

0800 654 655
www.gamblinghelpline.co.nz(external link)

Youthline

0800 376 633
www.youthline.co.nz(external link)

Rural Support Trust

0800 787 254
www.rural-support.org.nz
(external link)
(Supporting rural people through tough times)

Contact your doctor or General Practitioner (GP)

For other specialist helplines, go to https://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/get-help/in-crisis/helplines/(external link)

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