Help & Advice
Youthline – 0800 37 66 33, free text 234,
webchat at youthline.co.nz or
email email@example.com 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), www.whatsup.co.nz or chat online at www.whatsup.co.nz 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.
thelowdown.co.nz – visit the website or free text 5626 support for young people experiencing depression or anxiety.
Netsafe – www.netsafe.org.nz or call 0508 638 723 (0508 NETSAFE) for advice on how to stay safe online.
InsideOUT – insideout.org.nz
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), www.outline.org.nz
for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people.
Free phone counselling is available every evening, 6pm-9pm.
RainbowYOUTH –ry.org.nz email firstname.lastname@example.org
Twitter: @RainbowYOUTH, Instagram: rainbowyouth
offers support for young queer and gender diverse people up to the ages of 28.