Mental health, depression and anxiety counselling support
1737 – need to talk? – call or free text anytime to speak to a trained mental health professional (including the Alcohol Drug Helpline and Gambling Helpline as well as Depression Helpline). 1737.org.nz
Depression Helpline 0800 111 757, text 4202 – counsellors provide support for people seeking advice on issues relating to mental health and wellbeing, and also accessible through National Depression Initiative resources – helping people find a way through depression www.depression.org.nz
Lifeline – 0800 543 354 (0800 LIFELINE), 24 hour free confidential phone counselling, and support
Yellow Brick Road (formerly Supporting Families Northland) – 0800 732 825, for families and whānau supporting a loved one who has a mental illness
Rape Crisis - 0800 883 300, for support after rape or sexual assault
All of the above services are confidential but if you are worried about caller ID and are calling from a Telecom or Vodafone number you can dial 0179 to hide your number. Pick up your phone, dial 0179, wait for the dial tone, then dial the number you want.
Click the below box for a directory of helplines and mental health services.