Immediate Support


Lifeline Aotearoa has been helping New Zealanders in crisis for over 50 years.

Our free community helplines, 0800 LIFELINE, Suicide Crisis Helpline, as well as our text support service are answered by qualified counsellors and trained volunteers from centres in Auckland and Christchurch.

Call: 0800 543 354

Suicide Crisis Helpline

0508 TAUTOKO is a free, nationwide service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is operated by highly trained and experienced telephone counsellors who have undergone advanced suicide prevention training.

If you think you, or someone you know, may be thinking about suicide, call the Suicide Crisis Helpline for support.

Call: 0508 828 865

General Mental Health & Well-Being Support:

Depression Helpline

When we are anxious or depressed it can change the way we think, feel and act. Dealing with the tough times can be hard but you’re not alone.

Take a small step by getting ideas or support on how to take care of yourself and others. Contact Us to talk to a trained counsellor

Call: 0800 111 757


If you are experiencing loneliness, depression, despair, distress or suicidal feelings, call 0800 72 66 66 now. Samaritans operates a 24/7 crisis help line.

Our phones are operated by volunteers from the community for the community. We receive no direct government funding.

Anxiety Helpline

We’re here to help the 1 in 4 Kiwi who experience anxiety, depression, panic attacks, OCD or phobias.

We offer in-person or online therapy in Auckland / Tāmaki-makau-rau.

Social/Employment Services

Work & Income

Work and Income are here to help you financially if you’re on a low income or not working, support you into work, and help you with housing.

Employment NZ

The leading source of information on employment in New Zealand.