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OutLine provides free, compassionate and confidential support over phone and online chat. We exist to help everyone, the LGBTQ+...


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The Lowdown – Youth Helpline provides 24/7, free and confidential support and information by phone, text message (SMS) and...


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Rural Support Trusts offers free and confidential support over phone. We exist to help people in New Zealand who may be looking...


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1737 Need to talk? is dedicated to providing 24/7, free and confidential support and information over phone and text message...


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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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Samaritans offer a 24/7 caring listening service for all callers. Our listeners are trained to help callers find their own...


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Do you dread the thought of going to school or work? Contact a free hotline in New Zealand for support.

We often hear that school and work are among our greatest responsibilities in life. So, when we struggle to get through the day’s tasks, activities, or social and professional interactions, it’s easy to feel like we’ve failed. There are 6 helplins in New Zealand to reach out to for free support if you:

  • Pretend to be sick, hurt or busy to avoid attending classes, school or work.
  • Try to absentee yourself from class work or school by faking certain symptoms or events.
  • Find certain tasks or skills difficult or impossible to master, when others find them easy.
  • Feel isolated, withdrawn and constantly tired at school or work.
  • Have intense school or work related anxiety, stress, fear or worry.
  • Feel stressed and overwhelmed by the quantity or content of homework, tasks, assignments and projects.
  • Have difficulty following lessons or instructions, and feel unable to focus.
  • Are unable to understand, follow or complete the days lessons, tasks or activities.

From heavy workloads and pressure from teachers or management, to low confidence, undiagnosed learning disorders, and subnormal vision or hearing. So many issues can drive serious challenges at school or work. Your worries may even be social ones. Interactions that others find easy may feel more demanding for you.

When troubled thoughts about school or work get in the way of your potential, it might be time to access support. Receiving support doesn't make you weak – it simply means you're human. Consider contacting a helpline in New Zealand for free and confidential support today.


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