For mental health support

We are not a crisis service, and we do not operate outside of standard business hours. This is information for people needing mental health support.

If you, or someone you know, need mental health support, the following options are available to you.

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis or you need mental health support

Call your local crisis assessment team:

If you are experiencing mental distress or having suicidal thoughts

  • you can phone Tautoko Suicide Crisis Helpline 0508 828 865
  • you can phone or text 1737
  • you can phone Lifeline on 0800543354

and speak to someone who can help you.

These services are available 24/7.

1737 is a free service for New Zealanders feeling down, anxious, a bit overwhelmed or just need to chat to someone.

You can find a list of resources here to help you if you worried about yourself or someone else’s mental health:

Tautoko & 1737 & Lifeline

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger

  • call 111 and ask for Police.
emergency services