Resources

Last minute notice. A Tauranga based support group for me dealing with relationship issues, anxiety, loneliness & mental health. Meeting 29th March and every second Monday at 1235 Cameron Rd (behind Tyre Master)

If you need urgent help, here is a list of phone and on-line help services. Huge thanks to Robert Jenkinson who shared this comprehensive list of resources.

Depression and Anxiety

  • Lifeline:    0800- 543 354 (available 24/7)  or (09) 522 2999
  • Suicide Crisis Helpline: 0508- 828 865 (available 24/7)
  • Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757  (available 24/7) or free text 4202
  • Samaritans:  0800 726 666 (24/7)
  • Casper suicide prevention:  www.casper.org.nz
  • Local Rural Support Trust : 0800 787 254
  • Mental Health Foundation Free Resource and Information Service (09) 623 4812. mentalhealth.org.nz
  • C.A.T. Crisis team   0800  50 50 50
  • Need to Talk? Call or text 1737 (Free call or text)
  • www.depression.org.nz
  • Anxiety New Zealand phone line  0800 269 4389 (0800 anxiety)
  • Seniorline 0800 725 463   A free information service for older people
  • Supporting Families In Mental Illness – 0800 732 825 (for families and whānau supporting a loved one who has a mental illness)
  • Age Concern 0800 652 105

Addiction

  • Alcohol Drug Helpline:  0800  787 797 (also text 8691 free) (available 24/7
  • Gambling Helpline  0800 654 655
  • Quit Line – 0800 778 778 smoking cessation help
  • Alcoholics Anonymous Helpline   0800 229 6757  OR http://www.pothelp.org.nz
  • www.kina.oreg.nz for families effected by an addict. Also www. livingsober.org.nz for addicts
  • Narcotics Anonymous https://nzna.org/- regional email address on site. Ph 0800 628 632

General Health

Youth and Children

  • Youthline : (open 24/7)  0800 – 376 633 You can also text 234 for free between 8am and midnight or email: talk@youthline.co.nz
  • Kidsline: 0800 543 754 for children aged 5-18 yrs.(0800kidsline)(available 24/7)
  • Whatsup: Children’s help line 0800 942 8787 (5-18 year olds)(12pm to 11pm on weekdays and from 3pm to 11pm on weekends. Online chat is available from 7pm to 10pm every day at whatsup.co.nz )
  • ‘Yo!’: website launched in July 2014 by Youthline offers counselling by web chat or video and social media space for young people to help each other
  • thelowdown.co.nz or email: team@thelowdown.co.nz or free text 5626
  • Oranga Tamariki Line  0508 326 459
  • Student Volunteer Army   0800 005  902

Sexual

Parenting

Commonground – a website hub providing parents, family, whānau and friends with access to information, tools and support to help a young person who is struggling

Parent Help – 0800 568 856      Website: www.parenthelp.org.nz

Family Services 211 Helpline – 0800 211 211 for help finding (and direct transfer to) community based health and social support services in your area

Skylight0800 299 100 (for support through trauma, loss and grief; 9am-5pm weekdays)

Domestic Violence

Hey Bro helpline supporting men to be free from violence 0800 439 276  https://www.hewakatapu.org.nz/services/0800-hey-bro

Are you OK –   0800 456 450 Family Violence Helpline

Elder Abuse Response Service A free and confidential 24/7 help-line,   0800 32 668 65

Safe to Talk 0800 044 334, free text 4334, webchat at www, safetotalk.nz

Shine – 0508 744 633 confidential domestic abuse helpline or  2shine.org.nz

Women’s Refuge Crisis line – 0800 733 843 (0800 REFUGE) (for women living with violence, or in fear, in their relationship or family)

Shakti Crisis Line – 0800 742 584 (for migrant or refugee women living with family violence) www.shakti.org.nz

Family Services Directory- A comprehensive online directory of support services throughout NZ www.familyservicesgovt.nz/directory

If you live outside Auckland, you can access support services from the Family Services National Directory and the TOAH-NNEST National Directory. Both have an online map from which you can select the services available in your area.

Maori

Tu Wahine Trust Confidential service for Maori women and children living in West Auckland who have been effected by sexual violence and family violence- (09) 838 8700   admin@tuwahine.org.nz

Puawaitahi- free service for young people under 19 who have experienced sexual violence. (Auckland)

(09) 307 2860:  after hours 09 379 7440

Korowai Tumanako – Kaupapa Maori Survivor and Harmful Sexual Behaviour Support Service. https://www.korowaitumanako.org/ Email: korowai@korowaitumanako.org

Te Puna Oranga – Kaupapa Māori Crisis Service – 0800 222 042 Email: info@tepunaoranga.co.nz

GROW

GROW offers a supportive environment to help those who struggle to live well in the world. We are a community mental health movement with groups suitable for people recovering from mental illness, anyone suffering a crisis, and for those who need support to self-manage their daily lives. We offer friendship and support at weekly group meetings that are open to all. The meetings follow a routine format and embrace a 12-step program.

The GROW community are people who have been in your shoes and know how you feel. We have found our way back to wholeness and our passion is to help you do the same. No referrals are required, no fees are charged, however a small donation to meet group expenses is usual and voluntary.

Address: Auckland, Waikato, Christchurch and Dunedin

Phone: Nationwide enquiries: 09 846 6869 or 021 049 1360
Email: auckland@grow.org.nz