EMERGENCY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
• Alcohol and Drug Helpline
0800 787 797 or text 8681. Online chat at www.alcoholdrughelp.org.nz If you are concerned about your own or someone elses drinking or drug taking, the Alcohol and Drug Helpline can assist with information, insight and support.
• Big White Wall
www.bigwhitewall.com A safe online community to support your mental health 24/7
Call or txt 1737 anytime to speak with a trained counsellor www.1737.org.nz
• Depression Helpline
0800 111 757 or free test 4202. Talk to a trained counsellor for support or to ask any question. www.depression.org.nz/contact-us
0800 611 116. Free 24/7 helpline. Call to speak with a registered nurse for advice.
0800 543 354 (0800 LIFELINE). Lifeline trained counsellors deal with many kinds of issues including psychological and emotional distress, financial and work issues, marriage and family/whanau problems and with callers who are lonely, ill, depressed or the victims of violence or abuse.
Call 0800 726 666. Samaritans offer confidential, non-religious and non-judgemental support to anyone who may be feeling depressed, lonely, or even be contemplating suicide.
SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
• Whats Up
Call 0800 942 8787 (0800 WHATSUP) Available 12pm – 11pm or online chat 5pm – 10pm at www.whatsup.co.nz
0800 543 754 (0800 KIDSLINE). For young people up to 18 years of age.
• The Lowdown
www.thelowdown.co.nz Free text 5626. Support and information for young people experiencing depression or anxiety.
www.sparx.co.nz An interactive self-help online tool for young people with mild to moderate depression and anxiety.