If you need to talk to someone when you’re not feeling well, always remember to reach out to a trusted friend, family or whānau member - sharing our problems or feelings with others does help.
Free call or text 1737 any time.
We’re here. Free call or text 1737 any time, 24 hours a day. You’ll get to talk to (or text with) a trained counsellor. Our service is completely free.
Whatever it is, we’re here.
0800 376 633
If you feel like you need to talk, Youthline is a service especially for young people.
Call 0800 376 633 – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (except Christmas Day).
Youthline offers access to a range of support options. Also check out the Youthline website.
0800 111 757
When you're feeling down and would like to talk to a trained counsellor.
0800 688 5463
Provides support for sexuality or gender identity issues.
0800 942 8787
For 5-18 year olds; 1pm to 11pm.
0800 54 37 54
For children up to 14 years of age; 4pm to 6pm weekdays.
The Lowdown is a good place to go if you or someone you know is experiencing depression.
Visit The Lowdown website to find info on depression, advice on dealing with it and shared personal stories from everyday people, celebs and musicians.
0800 726 666
For callers from the lower North Island, Christchurch and West Coast.
For callers from all other regions phone (04) 473 9739.
0800 611 116
If you're feeling unwell, sick or need advice.
If it’s not urgent but you feel like you might need help with some health issues – including feeling down or sad – your doctor is a great person to talk to.
Maybe give them a call and make an appointment? They’re there to help.
Call 911, 000 or 112 (112 can only be dialled on a digital mobile phone).
In Samoa, the Cook Islands and Niue
Call 999 or 911
In Fiji and Tuvalu