Need help Now?

There are a number of organisations that can support you if you need help immediately. Here are just some of the many places to go to get help now.

If you require urgent medical attention, please call 111. 



Not medically urgent, but emotionally so? We cannot recommend the folks at 1737 enough. They are available any time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You’ll get to talk to (or text with) a trained counsellor and the service is completely free.


For urgent adult and community mental health support from the Grey Base Hospital outside of Mon - Fri 8 am - 4:30 pm please contact the Triage, Assessment, Crisis Treatment Team (TACT) on 0800 757 678



Victim Support is a community organisation that helps people hurt by crime and other trauma. Victim Support’s volunteers give up their time and use their life experience, training, and skills to support people in their community dealing with some of life’s greatest challenges: the aftermath of a crime or other trauma like suicide or fatal accidents. We provide emotional and practical support, information, financial assistance, referral to other support services and advocacy for victims’ rights. Phone 0800 842 846 or for more information, their website is:



Need Help Right Now? Lifeline New Zealand’s telephone counselling service provides 24 hours a day, 7 days a week counselling and support. They offer a variety of different support lines, including a 24/7 crisis line, Chinese Lifeline, Kidsline, Depression support, gambling support, and suicide intervention. Call 0800 LIFELINE (0800 543 354) or text HELP (4357) for free, 24/7, confidential support – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There is also more detail on their website



Established to ensure young people know where to get help and can access support when they need it.  At the core of Youthline’s work is the development of leadership and personal skills in young people. We do this by involving young people; both those who seek assistance and those who wish to develop themselves. Call Youthline on 0800 376 633 or free-text to the number 234 if you want help now.



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