Do you need help right now?

In an emergency when you believe that you, or someone else, is at risk of being harmed, phone 111 (New Zealand) or your local emergency services number.

If your health is urgently at risk, or you feel suicidal:

  • Tell someone you trust and ask them to stay with you until you can get some help
  • Phone phone 111 (New Zealand) or your local emergency services number.
  • Go to your nearest Hospital or Medical Centre Emergency Department and be very honest about what's going on for you
  • If it's your Mental Health that is in crisis, phone your local Mental Health Crisis Team (CATT team)  - this link will let you know your closest local New Zealand contact or see your own local area community directory.                              

If you need to talk with somone about what's going on for you phone:

Talking to someone you can trust can often be very helpful. It might be a help line, a doctor, a counsellor, a close friend or family.

Lifeline 0800 543 354  or (09) 522 2999   

Youthline 0800 376 633  or  Free TXT 234 or email

Samaritans 0800 726 666 

(Samaritans 0800 number services Rotorua, Taupo, New Plymouth, Hawke's Bay and Lower North Island only. See their website for other numbers nearer to you)

How to Find a Counsellor to Talk To

How to Find a Doctor  - if you don't have a regular doctor and seeing a doctor seems like a good idea right now, to get the best support you can.

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