All services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week unless otherwise specified.

Need to talk?

Free call or text 1737 any time for support from a trained Ministry of Health professional


0800 543 354 link)


0800 611 116 link)

Alcohol Drug Helpline

0800 787 797 link)

Suicide Crisis Helpline

0508 828 865

Depression Helpline

0800 111 757 link)

Supporting Families in Mental Illness

0800 732 825
(for families and whānau supporting a loved one who has a mental illness)

Women’s Refuge Crisis Line

0800 733 843 (0800 REFUGE) link)

Need help? If you or someone you know is in a dangerous situation click the Shielded icon at the bottom of this website to contact Women's Refuge in a safe and anonymous way without it being traced in your browser history.


0508 744 633 link)
(confidential domestic abuse helpline)


0800 726 666 link)

Canterbury resilience hub

Helping people find the right resources to support their needs moving forward after traumatic events link)

Gambling Helpline

0800 654 655 link)


0800 376 633 link)

Rural Support Trust

0800 787 254 link)
(Supporting rural people through tough times)

Contact your doctor or General Practitioner (GP)

If you are not currently registered with a doctor or general practitioner (GP), see the list of doctors in your area and find out about enrolling(external link).

For other specialist helplines

Go to the Mental Health Foundation website(external link).

Page updated: 5 July 2023