Last updated 13/10/2016

The Commission is aware that some people reading this section of the website may find the content disturbing or it may raise some personal issues for you.

If you need immediate assistance, please call:

  • Lifeline – 0800 543 354 or (09) 5222 999 within Auckland
  • Suicide Crisis Helpline (aimed at those in distress, or those who are concerned about the wellbeing of someone else; 12 noon to 12 midnight) – 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)

Other services available that offer support, information and help are listed below. All are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week unless otherwise specified.

  • Depression Helpline (8 am to 12 midnight) – 0800 111 757
  • Healthline – 0800 611 116
  • Kidsline (aimed at children up to 14 years of age; 4 pm to 6 pm weekdays) – 0800 54 37 54 (0800 kidsline)
  • Samaritans – 0800 726 666 (for callers from the Lower North Island, Christchurch and West Coast) or 0800 211 211 / (04) 473 9739 (for callers from all other regions)
  • Suicide Prevention Information New Zealand – www.spinz.org.nz
  • Youthline – 0800 376 633, free text 234 or email talk@youthline.co.nz
  • What's Up (for 5-18 year olds; 1 pm to 11 pm) – 0800 942 8787 www.depression.org.nz
  • The Low Down www.thelowdown.co.nz – visit the website, email team@thelowdown.co.nz or free text 5626 (emails and text messages will be responded to between 12 noon and 12 midnight).

You could also talk to your GP, local health professional or someone you trust.

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