Mental health and self help

If you need help immediately for any reason, there are many free services available to help you get through a difficult time. It’s important to get help from trusted organisations with qualified counsellors. We recommend the following service providers and organisations.

If you have an emergency, phone 111.

Beating The Blues is an online programme for treating depression and anxiety using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). You can access it through Manage My Health .

Piki uses peers, professionals and technology to support Rangatahi towards good health and well-being, giving you access to therapy at a convenient time and place.

0800 543 354 (0800 LIFELINE) or free text 4357 (HELP)

Lifeline Aotearoa provides a free, confidential helpline and textline 24/7 to get you support from qualified counsellors and trained volunteers.

0800 376 633, free text 234 or email or online chat.
Youthline supports young people aged between 12-24 years throughout Aotearoa New Zealand with mentoring, counselling and programmes in schools.
Free call or text 1737
Sometimes we just need to talk to someone. Need To Talk does just that, providing a free national helpline giving you access to support from trained counsellors.
What’s Up is a free counselling service for all kids aged from 5 to 18. Counsellors are available to listen, offer advice and help with any problem, big or small.
0800 111 757 or free text 4202
Depression Helpline is a free 24/7 helpline to help you cope with anxiety and depression, helping you take care of yourself and others.

National Anxiety 24 Hour Helpline

The National Anxiety Helpline is a free 24/7 service to help you if you’re feeling anxious, depressed, having panic attacks or other stress related problems.

Book an Appointment