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0800 ANXIETY Helpline


About 0800 ANXIETY Helpline

0800 ANXIETY Helpline is a free 24/7 national service (across Aotearoa New Zealand) to support and empower those experiencing stress or anxiety, and their whānau and friends. We provide calming techniques, education, and resources to help reduce stress and anxiety.

Anyone may call and get support. We help everyone, regardless of age, gender, religious views, or nationality.

If you are seeking support or information for yourself, or someone else, we are here for you. Our Helpline is staffed by specially trained and understanding volunteers. If you are experiencing anxiety or panic and don't know what to do, our helpline staff are well-equipped to walk and talk you through the experience.

  • We will listen and support you with empathy and unconditional acceptance.
  • We can take you through breathing and relaxation exercises that are really effective in reducing feelings of anxiety and panic.
  • We can share information about anxiety and practical strategies you can learn and apply when feeling stressed or anxious.
  • We offer encouragement, education, and advice for anyone experiencing anxiety or supporting someone else living with anxiety.
  • Overnight (midnight to 8am) support is reserved for callers experiencing severe anxiety

Where is 0800 ANXIETY Helpline available?

Available nationwide in New Zealand

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Free, 24/7 support, every day of the year, for those experiencing stress or anxiety, or for their whanau/family or friends, with midnight to 8am reserved for those experiencing severe anxiety.

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