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In an emergency

If you or someone you know is in immediate physical danger phone 111 or go to your nearest hospital emergency department.

Find your nearest hospital emergency department on Healthpoint (external link)

Support for yourself

Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation website has information and resources to help you manage your mental health. Their website includes information about support groups that can help, a guide on accessing mental health services, and advice and tips to stay mentally well.

Access information and resources on the Mental Health Foundation website (external link)

1737

If you need to talk to someone you can free call or free text 1737 at any time, 24 hours a day. You’ll get to talk to (or text with) a trained counsellor or talk to a peer support worker. The service is completely free.

Find out more about 1737 (external link)

The Depression Helpline

The Depression Helpline is available 24/7 if you need to talk to someone about the way you are feeling. You can contact them free via:

Phone: 0800 111 757

Text: 4202

Email: through an online form on their website (external link)

Youthline

Youthline is available for young people throughout Aotearoa New Zealand who are aged between 12-24 years. They provide a free 24/7 Helpline service (text, phone, webchat & email) and free face-to-face counselling services. You can contact them via:

Phone: 0800 376 633

Text: 234

Webchat on the Youthline website (external link)

Small Steps

Small Steps is a website with digital tools where people can take small steps on their journey to improve wellbeing. Their tools have been developed to help with feelings of anxiety, stress, or low mood.

Visit the Small Steps website (external link)

Groov app

The Groov app is a free app developed by New Zealand based company Mentemia that can help you manage your mental wellbeing by setting daily goals and tracking your progress.

Find out more about the Groov app on their website (external link)

Support for others

If you’re supporting someone who is struggling with their mental health, the Mental Health Foundation has resources to help you.

Access resources for supporting others on the Mental Health Foundation website (external link)

Last updated on Saturday, 9 December 2023

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