Where to get help

The numbers here are of different support companies based in New Zealand, their staff are trained to give you counselling on the phone where ever you are.

Lifeline: 0800 543 354 – Provides 24 hour telephone counselling

Youthline: 0800 376 633 or free text 234 – Provides 24 hour telephone and text counselling services for young people

Samaritans: 0800 726 666 – Provides 24 hour telephone counselling.

Tautoko: 0508 828 865 – provides support, information and resources to people at risk of suicide, and their family, whānau and friends.

Whatsup: 0800 942 8787 (noon to 11pm)

Kidsline: 0800 543 754 (4pm – 6pm weekdays)

The Lowdown: thelowdown.co.nz  – website for young people ages 12 to 19.

National Depression Initiative – depression.org.nz (for adults), 0800 111 757 – 24 hour service

If you have an emergency or feel you know someone who is at risk, please call 111