DO YOU NEED HELP RIGHT NOW?
Do you feel like your life is in danger? DON'T WAIT - seek help right NOW.
There is no shame in seeking help. If ever you feel like your life is in danger then you can dial the emergency number of the country you are in. For New Zealand this is 111, for Australia this is 000 or 112. They will act immediately and prioritise your safety above all else. Otherwise you can call a health crisis team (New Zealand - 0800 611 116 and Australia 1800 629 354) or visit the emergency department of your local hospital.
If your life isn't in danger, but things are feeling overwhelming and you need to talk to someone there are many
FREE COUNSELLING AND SUPPORT HELPLINES:
NEW ZEALAND HELPLINES:
Lifeline call 0800 543 354 (0800 LIFELINE) or Text HELP (4357) - for 24/7 counselling and support
Suicide Crisis Helpline 0508 TAUTOKO (828 865) - for people concerned for themselves, a loved one or who are bereaved through suicide
0800 KIDSLINE (54 37 54) - for children and young people. The helpline is available 24/7 but between 4-9pm week days calls are answered by trained and supervised year 12 and 13 students
Samaritans 0800 726 666 - for confidential support for anyone who is lonely or in emotional distress
Depression Helpline 0800 111 757 or free text 4202 - to talk to a trained counsellor about how you are feeling or to ask any questions
Healthline 0800 611 116 - for advice from trained registered nurses
Rape Crisis 0800 883 300 - for support after rape or sexual assault
Alcohol Drug Helpline 0800 787 797, free text 8681 or online chat at alcoholdrughelp.org.nz - for people dealing with alcohol or other drug problems
Lifeline 13 11 14 - for 24/7 counselling and support
Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467 - provides counselling to people at risk of suicide, carers for someone who is suicidal and those bereaved by suicide
Sexual assault, family and domestic violence Line 1800 424 017 - for anyone who has experienced or is at risk of sexual assault, family or domestic violence
SANE helpline 1800 187 263 - Talk to a mental health professional (weekdays 10am-10pm AEST)