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About Youthline

Youthline offers 24/7, free and confidential support and information over phone, text message (SMS) and online chat. We are here for youth in New Zealand who may need emotional support with abuse & domestic violence, anxiety, depression, gender & sexual identity, loneliness, relationships, self-harm, sexual abuse, stress, suicide, trauma & PTSD.

Our free support is provided for all mental health issues, whether you're in crisis or just need someone to talk to. You can contact us about anything that you're going through. 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 volunteers who have experience in how to help people with similar experiences to your own. They will listen, express empathy and understanding, and assist you to find a way through your situation. We recognise that difficult mental health or crisis experiences can happen at any time, so we are available 24 hours a day, every day of the week.

Where is Youthline available?

Available nationwide in New Zealand

Who does Youthline support?

All topics, youth, and children

What languages does Youthline support?


Accessibility notes

Text is available 24/7. Web chat is available 4.30pm - 10.00pm every day.

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