If you need help, these agencies are available free to all New Zealanders

Need to Talk?

  • Need to talk? – Free call or text 1737
  • Lifeline – 0800 543 354 or (09) 5222 999 within Auckland
  • Youthline – 0800 376 633, free text 234 or email [email protected] or online chat
  • Suicide Crisis Helpline – 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)
  • What’s Up – 0800 942 8787 (for teenagers). Phone counselling is available Monday to Friday, 1pm–10pm and weekends, 3pm–10pm. Online chat is available 7pm–10pm daily.
  • Kidsline – 0800 54 37 54 (0800 KIDSLINE) for young people up to 18 years of age. Open 24/7.

Depression

  • 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)
  • SPARX.org.nz – Online e-therapy tool provided by the University of Auckland that helps young people learn skills to deal with feeling down, depressed or stressed.
  • thelowdown.co.nz – A website that helps young people understand depression and anxiety from their own perspective. Get in touch with a trained counsellor by free txt (5626).

Anxiety

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