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    Depression-specific helplines

     

    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 or email talk@youthline.co.nz or online chat

    thelowdown.co.nz – or email team@thelowdown.co.nz or free text 5626 

    What's Up – 0800 942 8787 (for 5–18 year olds). Phone counselling is available Monday to Friday, midday–11pm and weekends, 3pm–11pm. Online chat is available from 5pm–11pm 7 days a week, including all public holidays.

    Kidsline – 0800 54 37 54 (0800 kidsline) for young people up to 18 years of age. Open 24/7.
     

    Help for parents, family and friends

     

    Commonground – a website hub providing parents, family, whānau and friends with access to information, tools and support to help a young person who is struggling.

    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.

    Supporting Families In Mental Illness –  For families and whānau supporting a loved one who has a mental illness. Auckland 0800 732 825. Find other regions' contact details here.


    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 phone line – 0800 269 4389 (0800 ANXIETY) 

    Seniorline – 0800 725 463 A free information service for older people

    0508MUSICHELP – The Wellbeing Service is a 24/7 online, on the phone and in-person counselling service fully funded by the NZ Music Foundation and provided free of charge to those in the Kiwi music community who can't access the help they need due to hardship and other circumstances. Call 0508 MUSICHELP.

    Shine –  0508 744 633 confidential domestic abuse helpline

    Quit Line – 0800 778 778 smoking cessation help

    Vagus Line – 0800 56 76 666 (Mon, Wed, Fri 12 noon – 2pm). Promote family harmony among Chinese, enhance parenting skills, decrease conflict among family members (couple, parent-child, in-laws) and stop family violence

    Women's Refuge Crisisline – 0800 733 843 (0800 REFUGE) (for women living with violence, or in fear, in their relationship or family)

    Shakti Crisis Line – 0800 742 584 (for migrant or refugee women living with family violence

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

     

    Warmlines for consumers of mental health services

     

    Free peer support services for people experiencing mental illness or those supporting them

    Canterbury and West Coast – 03 379 8415 / 0800 899 276 (1pm to midnight, seven nights)

    Wellington 0800 200 207 (7pm–1am, Tuesday to Sunday)

    Auckland Central 0508 927 654 or 0508 WARMLINE (8pm to midnight, seven nights)

    See also: Apps, e-therapy & guided self help

     

    Please note:

    The information published on this page has been reproduced from https://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/get-help/in-crisis/helplines/

    Thank you to the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand for compiling such a comprehensive list of services. https://www.mentalhealth.org.nz

    Many visitors will most likely appreciate the above details also being made available on ACCforum.nz

     

     

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