Shakti Phone: 0800 SHAKTI (0800 742 584)
A crisis line for women of African, Asian and Middle Eastern descent, and their children. Provides ability to discuss safety options in languages other than English. Available 24 hrs, 7 days per week.
Assessment and Treatment (CAT) Team Crisis
Tauranga: Phone 0800 800 508
Hamilton: Phone 0800 50 50 50
Provides on-call assessment and short-term treatment for anyone experiencing a serious mental health crisis, i.e. suicidal thoughts or actions, and for whom there are urgent safety issues. Available 24 hrs, 7 days per week.
Lifeline Aotearoa 0800 543 354
Helpline to access free confidential support and counselling via phone. For those suffering psychological and emotional distress, financial and work issues, marriage and family problems, loneliness, illness, depression, violence or abuse. 24 hrs, 7 days per week.
Anxiety New Zealand 0800 ANXIETY (08002694389)
A free 24hr helpline. If you suffer from anxiety, or have an anxious relative or friend you’d like to help, call for support and information about anxiety and anxiety management strategies.
Need to Talk www.1737.org.nz
Free call or text 1737 any time, 24 hours a day. You’ll get to talk to (or text with) a trained counsellor. The service is completely free.
Youthline 0800 376 633 or Free txt 234
Check them out for help about anything, big or small stuff, that’s going on with you and you would like some advice for. They can help 24/7.