There's a range of places to go for help when you're facing challenges to your mental health, from phone services, online resources and information, as well as face to face support.


Need to talk? Free call or text 1737 any time for support from a trained counsellor.

Lifeline – 0800 543 354 (0800 LIFELINE) or free text 4357 (HELP)

Suicide Crisis Helpline – 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)

Healthline – 0800 611 116 (to get help from a registered nurse 24/7)

Samaritans – 0800 726 666

Depression helpline – 0800 111 757 or free text 4202

Alcohol drug helpline– 0800 787 797

Gambling helpline – 0800 654 655

Anxiety phone line – 0800 269 4389

OUTLine NZ – 0800 688 5463 (sexuality and gender identity)

See more specialist helplines


This website helps New Zealanders recognise and understand depression and anxiety. This website is part of a national public health programme, the National Depression Initiative. It includes The Journal – an online self-help programme. 


Like Minds, Like Mine

Like Minds, Like Mine is a national anti-stigma campaign. The aim of this programme is to increase social inclusion and to reduce stigma and discrimination towards people with experience of mental illness.

Visit Like Minds, Like Mine


Get more tips on how to be safe and healthy at work. 

Visit WorkSafe