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0800 ANXIETY Helpline is a free 24/7 national service (across Aotearoa New Zealand) to support and empower those experiencing...


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Prostate Cancer Foundation NZ offers free and confidential support by phone. We are here to help adults, men in New Zealand who...


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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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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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Family Violence Information Line is dedicated to providing free and confidential support and information by phone. We are here...


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OutLine provides free, compassionate and confidential rainbow peer-support over phone and online chat. We exist to help...


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Free, confidential 24/7 helpline for seniors who are experiencing abuse. Elder abuse might look like violence or assault,...


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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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Manaaki Tāngata | Victim Support is here 24/7 for people directly affected by crime, suicide and traumatic events, including...


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


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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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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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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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Concerned about a loved one's mental health? Contact a hotline in New Zealand for guidance.

It's normal to be concerned when it seems like someone you care about is not acting like their usual self. You may wonder whether they are struggling with their mental health. 15 helplines are available in New Zealand to offer you support and advice. Feel free to reach out if these signs seem familiar:

  • They are easily startled.
  • They are not doing activities that they used to do before.
  • They have harmed themselves.
  • They have told you that they are having trouble sleeping.
  • They seem to believe things that seem very strange or frightening to you.
  • They don’t seem to be keeping up with their daily responsibilities.
  • They seem secretive, like they're hiding something.
  • They have become highly self-critical.

When someone you love is suffering, it can hurt you too. If you don’t know how to help, it’s normal to feel powerless. You can be there for your loved one in small ways and still make a big difference.

You can get guidance on how best to support a loved one you're worried about by contacting a helpline in New Zealand. Helpline supporters can provide you with useful advice and resources so that you feel more empowered to help the person you care about.


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