Helplines

Where to find help

There are many ways you can find help and many organisations and groups who are here to help. Please take the step and reach out today for you or someone you love to get the best advice and support. 

Age Concern - 0800 65 2 105
Alcohol and Drug Helpline – 0800 787 797 or online chat
Anxiety phone line – 0800 269 4389 (0800 ANXIETY)
Are You OK – 0800 456 450  family violence helpline
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)
Elder Abuse - 0800 EA NOT OK - 0800 32 668 65 (free and confidential)
Healthline – 0800 611 116
Gambling Helpline – 0800 654 655
Lifeline – 0800 543 354 (0800 LIFELINE) or free text 4357 (HELP)
The Lowdown - free text 5626 or email team@thelowdown.co.nz 
Need to talk?  Free call or text 1737 any time for support from a trained counsellor
Quit Line – 0800 778 778 smoking cessation help
Rape Crisis – 0800 883 300 (for support after rape or sexual assault)
Rural Support - 0800 787 254 (0800 RURAL HELP)
Samaritans – 0800 726 666
Shakti Crisis Line – 0800 742 584 (for migrant or refugee women living with family violence)
Shine –  0508 744 633 confidential domestic abuse helpline
Suicide Crisis Helpline – 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)
Supporting Families in Mental Illness - 0800 732 825
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)

Find your nearest Age Concern