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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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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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Anxiety Helpline provides 24/7, free and confidential support and information over phone. We help everyone in New Zealand who...


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


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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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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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Depression Helpline provides 24/7, free and confidential support by phone and text message (SMS). We are here for everyone in...


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Vagus Centre is dedicated to providing free, compassionate and confidential support by phone. We help everyone in New Zealand...


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Victim Support - Manaaki Tangata provides 24/7, free and confidential support and information by phone. We support everyone in...


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Struggling with stress? Reach out to a hotline in New Zealand for free support

When you don't deal with stress in a healthy way, it can build up and start to negatively impact your life. You may find it harder to cope with everyday responsibilities. Fortunately, help is available from 12 hotlines in New Zealand. Stress can look like:

  • Irritable, angry, and impatient.
  • Dry mouth and trouble swallowing anything.
  • Sleep disturbances; sleeping excessively or not sleeping at all.
  • Rapid heartbeat and chest pain.
  • Headaches or dizziness.
  • Excessive sweating in the hands.
  • Procrastinating or avoiding responsibilities.
  • Pulling back from your loved ones.

Being stressed out can make you feel on edge. This is the body's normal response to extreme pressure – whether real or perceived. It's important to manage stress so that it doesn't grow. Chronic stress can make it hard to cope with everyday demands, but it can be managed and reduced.

It's not always easy to admit that you need extra support, but everyone needs help sometimes. That's why there are hotlines available in New Zealand who help people who are overwhelmed with stress. It can be a huge relief to share your feelings with someone who cares and wants to understand what you're going through.

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


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