1737 Need to talk? is dedicated to providing 24/7, free and confidential support and information over phone and text message (SMS). We help everyone in New Zealand who may be struggling or looking for support with abuse & domestic violence, anxiety, bullying, Dementia & Alzheimer's, depression, eating & body image, family issues, gambling, gender & sexual identity, grief & loss, loneliness, parenting, pregnancy & abortion, relationships, school or work issues, self-harm, sexual abuse, stress, substance use, suicide, supporting a friend or family member, trauma & PTSD. We are dedicated to preventing suicide. If you're contemplating suicide or you're worried about warning signs in someone else, please reach out to us for help.
When you reach out to us you will talk with one of our trained counsellors or peers who will listen to you with empathy and understanding, and work together with you to find a meaningful way forward. They are experienced in knowing how to help people who have challenges like what you are going through. Anyone may call and get support. We help everyone, regardless of age, gender, religious views, or nationality. We are available free, 24 hours a day, every day of the week.
Available nationwide in New Zealand
All topics and everyone
When you phone 1737 you now have the option to talk to someone with lived experience of wairangi/mental distress. Alternative phone number: 0800 1737 1737.
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