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Lifeline offers 24/7, free and confidential support over phone and text message (SMS). We support everyone in New Zealand who...


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Samaritans offer a day and night caring listening service for all callers. Our volunteer listeners are trained to help callers...


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0800 OLA LELEI (0800 652 535) is a free national Pacific helpline anyone can call if they are feeling worried, stressed or...


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Rural Support Trusts have local, rural people who know from experience that pressures can mount up. Our networks and training...


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Asian Family Services offers free, compassionate and confidential support over phone. We are here for adults in New Zealand who...


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The Lowdown is a space created with rangatahi, for rangatahi. Find support here for your hauora (wellbeing), identity, culture...


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0800 What's Up provides free, compassionate and confidential support over phone and online chat. We are here to help youth in...


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Youthline offers 24/7, free and confidential support and information over phone, text message (SMS) and online chat. We are...


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Depression Helpline provides 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, free and confidential support by phone and text message (SMS) from...


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Are you a music person or someone working in the Aotearoa New Zealand music industry who’s feeling as though things aren’t...


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1737 counsellors provide free, confidential, professional support. When someone texts or calls 1737 a counsellor will work with...


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Free helplines for loneliness are available in New Zealand

Everyone goes through lonely patches. But sometimes, for many different reasons, feelings of loneliness can become persistent. If you relate to any these symptoms of chronic loneliness, you may benefit from reaching out to one of 11 free support hotlines in New Zealand.

  • Increased feelings of stress or anxiety.
  • Feeling lonely whether you're surrounded by others or alone.
  • Increased desire to binge-watch TV shows or movies.
  • A lack of close friends.
  • Loss of confidence.
  • Connecting with people on a shallow level only.
  • Feeling that nobody "gets" you.
  • Feeling extremely tired and even burnt out when you try to socialize.

Nobody is immune to loneliness, not even social butterflies. Loneliness is usually experienced when you feel emotionally disconnected from others. Feeling disconnected from others can make you feel empty, like there's a painful void in your life that needs to be filled.

Taking the first step to ask for support can feel daunting. You may not be sure what to expect or whether you'll be understood. However, helpline staff in New Zealand are well-trained in helping people like you who are experiencing extreme loneliness. You will be treated with compassion and zero-judgement.

For free and confidential support with experiences of loneliness, consider contacting a hotline in New Zealand today.


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