Free phone counselling services

Below is a list of some of the services available that offer support, information and help. All services are free, and are available 24 hours.

For counselling and support

  • 1737, need to talk? Free call or text 1737 for support from a trained counsellor 24/7.

  • Lifeline – 0800 543 354 (for counselling and support).

  • Youthline 0800 376 633, free text 234 or email talk@youthline.co.nz or online chat.
  • Healthline – 0800 611 116 (for advice from trained registered nurses).

  • Depression Helpline – 0800 111 757

    (to talk to a trained counsellor about how you are feeling or to ask any questions).

  • Samaritans – 0800 726 666

    (for confidential support to anyone who is lonely or in emotional distress).