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1737 (Free Counselling & Peer Support)

  • Text or Call 1737


  • Phone 0800 72 66 66
  • If they are unable to answer they will direct you to call 1737.
    If you are experiencing loneliness, depression, despair, distress or suicidal feelings, call 0800 72 66 66.  Samaritans operates a 24/7 crisis help line. Phones are operated by volunteers from the community for the community.

Lifeline Aotearoa (24-Hour Counselling) – may take a little time to answer.

  • Phone 0800 543 354 63
  • Free text: “HELP” to 4357

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.

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.

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 to help create strong safe communities by working with others: individuals, families, communities, professionals to achieve this goal.

Talking Works
The talkingworks Directory connects you to professional counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists throughout New Zealand.