National support services
Here’s a list of some of the services that are available in New Zealand offering support, information and help.
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
0800 611 116
Alcohol Drug Helpline
0800 787 797
Suicide Crisis Helpline
0508 828 865
0800 111 757
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)
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
(confidential domestic abuse helpline)
0800 726 666
Canterbury resilience hub
Helping people find the right resources to support their needs moving forward after traumatic events
0800 654 655
0800 376 633
Rural Support Trust
0800 787 254
(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,
Page updated: 5 July 2023