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About 1737 Need to talk?

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.

People call us for many different mental health, crisis and behavioral health reasons. Regardless of what you are experiencing, we can support you. Talking with us is free. We are dedicated to preventing suicide. If you are contemplating suicide or wanting to kill yourself, we will listen without judgment and support you.

When you reach out to us you will talk with one of our trained counselors or peers who will listen to you with empathy and understanding, and work together with you to find a meaningful way foward. 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 open 24 hours a day, every day of the week. We are always available to talk with you.

Where is 1737 Need to talk? available?

Available nationwide in New Zealand

Who does 1737 Need to talk? support?

All topics and everyone

Accessibility notes

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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