MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
Lifeline Aotearoa (24-Hour Counselling)
Free community helplines, 0800 LIFELINE and Suicide Crisis Helpline – 0508 TAUTOKO as well as text support service HELP (4357) are answered by highly trained team from centres in Auckland and Christchurch. Also provide specialist counselling and coordinate suicide prevention and postvention activities in the Wellington districts.
If you are experiencing loneliness, depression, despair, distress or suicidal feelings, call 0800 72 66 66. Samaritans operates a 24/7 crisis help line. Our phones are operated by volunteers from the community for the community.
OutLine (LGBT support) – 0800 OUTLINE (688 5463)
OutLine is an all-ages rainbow mental health organisation providing support to the rainbow community, their friends, whānau, and those questioning. Nationwide, free and confidential 0800 support line for people who want to speak to a trained volunteer from the rainbow community. Specialist rainbow counselling and an Auckland based trans and non-binary peer support service is also provided.
The talkingworks Directory connects you to professional counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists throughout New Zealand.
Te Haika (Wellington, Hutt region, Waiarapa) – 0800 745 477
Te Haika is a mental health and addictions contact centre for people in crisis or experiencing moderate to severe mental health or addiction problems. It is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by mental health and addiction professionals.
Safe Network (Auckland) – 09 377 9898
Provides specialised therapeutic services for youth and adults who have engaged in concerning, problematic, or harmful sexual behaviour. If you are concerned about your sexual behaviour or that of your child, teenager or an adult, you can arrange for a referral to Safe Network’s services.
WellStop (Wellington) – 04 566 4745
Community-based organisation that focuses on the prevention of sexual abuse and sexual harm in communities across the lower North Island. We want to help create strong safe communities by working with others: individuals, families, communities, professionals to achieve this goal.
STOP (Christchurch) – 03 353 0257
STOP Children’s intervention service is aimed at helping primary and intermediate aged children who have engaged in concerning sexual behaviour.