Helplines

Support for yourself or someone else who may be experiencing mental distress or addiction issues

Need to Talk?

Free call or text any time for support from a trained counsellor

Alcohol Drug Helpline

Speak to a trained counsellor 24/7. The Helpline provides friendly, non-judgmental professional help and advice if you are concerned about your own drinking or drug taking. They also assist whānau/family, friends and professionals in understanding and caring for someone impacted by alcohol or other drugs.

Anxiety Helpline

Free and confidential 24/7 service offering encouragement, education, and advice for anyone experiencing anxiety or supporting someone else living with anxiety.

Depression Helpline

Talk to a trained counsellor about how you are feeling or to ask a question. Plus get information on how to help someone.

Gambling Helpline

A free support service for people worried about gambling or the gambling of others. Call for immediate support, referrals to other gambling support services, or for information about problem gambling.

Lifeline

Free, confidential 24/7 helpline offering support a range of issues including psychological and emotional distress, financial and work issues, marriage and family problems, and for callers who are lonely, ill, depressed or experiencing violence or abuse.

Netsafe

Offers free and confidential advice and support to people experiencing online bullying, abuse or harassment, including a reporting service.

OUTline

A free and confidential support line for all-ages connecting people to trained volunteers from the Rainbow community, with a focus on sexual orientation, gender identity and diverse sex characteristics.

Quitline

Free support and advice to help you beat the tobacco smoking addiction.

Samaritans

24/7 confidential support for anyone experiencing loneliness, depression, despair, distress or suicidal feelings.

Seniorline

A national information service to help older people and their whānau navigate the health system. A telephone service is available for over 65s Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm.

Suicide Crisis Helpline

Run by Lifeline, this is a free 24/7 nationwide service operated by experienced counsellors. Call if you think you, or someone you know, may be thinking about suicide.

Victim Support

A free, nationwide support service for people affected by crime, trauma, and suicide in New Zealand. Support Workers are available 24/7.

Youthline

A free, confidential 24/7 service available for any young person in New Zealand, or anyone who is supporting a young person.

Covid-19 Update

Under the Orange setting, we do not require a vaccine pass to attend in-person workshops. Participants are encouraged to wear a face mask when attending an in-person workshop, and physical distancing will be maintained. Online workshops continue to be available.