Help & Advice

Āwhina me te Tohutohu
Getting help and advice
Who you can talk to for help, advice, and further support.

Youthline – 0800 37 66 33, free text 234,
webchat at or
email [email protected] for young people and their parents, whānau and friends.

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

Lifeline – 0800 543 354 or free text ‘4357’ (HELP).

What’s Up – 0800 942 8787 (0800 WHATSUP), or chat online at for 5–19 year olds.
Phone counselling is available Mon-Sun 11am-11pm.
Online chat is available Mon-Sun 11am-10:30pm.

Samaritans – 0800 726 666
for confidential support to anyone who is lonely or in emotional distress 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Suicide Crisis Helpline – 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)
for people in distress, and people who are worried about someone else.

GET SUPPORT ONLINE – visit the website or free text 5626 support for young people experiencing depression or anxiety.

Netsafe or call 0508 638 723 (0508 NETSAFE) for advice on how to stay safe online.

email: [email protected],
Twitter: @insideoutkoaro, Instagram: @insideoutkoaro
works to make Aotearoa a safer place for all young people of diverse genders, sexes and sexualities.

OUTLine NZ 0800 688 5463 (0800 OUTLINE),
for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people.
Free phone counselling is available every evening, 6pm-9pm. email [email protected]
Twitter: @RainbowYOUTH, Instagram: rainbowyouth
offers support for young queer and gender diverse people up to the ages of 28.

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