Safety: Mental Health Help and Contacts

Contributed by: Lorna Gray, National Youth Facilitator

If you are walking with a young person who is struggling with their mental health, here are some recommended contacts and organisations that you can refer them to for help.

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

Lifeline – 0800 543 354 or 09 5222 999 within Auckland.

Samaritans – 0800 726 666.

Suicide Crisis Helpline – 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO). Open 24/7.

Depression Helpline  – 0800 111 757 or free text 4202. This service is staffed 24/7 by trained counsellors.

Samaritans  – 0800 726 666.

Healthline – 0800 611 116.

Youthline – 0800 376 633, free text 234 or email (Enable Javascript to see the email address) or online chat. Open 24/7.