Wellbeing and Mental Health Support

Are you worried about your wellbeing or someone else’s wellbeing?

Worried abut your own wellbeing?

Mental distress affects one in five New Zealanders each year and around half of us will experience distress at some time in our lives.

We recommend getting support as early as possible if you, or someone you know, are having a hard time with wellbeing or mental distress.

If things are at crisis point for you right now, or you need urgent help, call your local mental health crisis assessment team or go to your local hospital emergency department. If you’re in danger right now, please call 111.

If you are not in crisis, but need support, you can:

  • free call or text 1737 any time for support from a trained counsellor
  • call Lifeline for 24/7 telephone counselling service on 0800 543 354
  • contact Youthline for youth counseling and support on 0800 376 633, free text 234 or email talk@youthline.co.nz
  • call Samaritans on 0800 726 666 for confidential, non-religious and non-judgemental support to anyone who may be feeling depressed, lonely, or even be contemplating suicide.

If apps are your thing, check out these:

Worried about someone else?

The Mental Health Foundation have put together a wonderful resource that is really helpful. Head over to their website by clicking here.