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Need help now?

If you need to talk to someone when you’re not feeling well, always remember to reach out to a trusted friend, family or whanau member – sharing our problems or feelings with others does help.

Emergency? Call 111

  • If you or someone you love is in an emergency situation, please call 111 right now. Don’t wait.

Not sure, but not feeling right?

  • 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.

Youthline – 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).
  • Between the hours of 7pm-11pm Youthline’s online chat service is available.
  • Youthline offers access to a range of support options. Also check out the Youthline website.

Need to talk – 1737

  • Free call or text 1737 anytime for support from a trained counsellor.

Lifeline Aotearoa – 0800 543 354

  • Another service that offers professional and confidential support.
  • Text 4357 or call 0800 543 354 – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is free of charge
  • If you’d like to find out more about Lifeline, you can visit the Lifeline website

The Lowdown

  • 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 peple, celebs and musicians.

Alcohol drug helpline – 0800 787 984

  • If you’re concerned about your own or someone else’s drinking or other drug use, the helpline can support you to make the changes that you want to make.
  • Open 10am to 10pm everyday
  • Call 0800 787 984 or text 8681 and they’ll text you back
  • For more information visit the Alcohol drug helpline website.