Here’s a list of some of the services that are available in New Zealand offering support, information and help.

All services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week unless otherwise specified.

Need to talk?

Free call or text 1737 any time for support from a trained Ministry of Health professional


0800 543 354


0800 611 116

Alcohol Drug Helpline

0800 787 797

Suicide Crisis Helpline

0508 828 865

Depression Helpline

0800 111 757

Supporting Families in Mental Illness

0800 732 825
(for families and whānau supporting a loved one who has a mental illness)

Women’s Refuge Crisis Line

0800 733 843 (0800 REFUGE)


0508 744 633
(confidential domestic abuse helpline)


0800 726 666

Canterbury resilience hub
(Helping people find the right resources to support their needs moving forward after traumatic events)

Gambling Helpline

0800 654 655


0800 376 633

Rural Support Trust

0800 787 254
(Supporting rural people through tough times)

Contact your doctor or General Practitioner (GP)'

If you are not currently registered with a doctor or general practitioner (GP), see the list of doctors in your area and find out about enrolling.

For other specialist helplines,

Go to the Mental Health Foundation website.

Page updated: 7 October 2019