Richmond Psychology

Helping you to help yourself 

Links and Self-help

Feeling at risk or need someone to talk to? 

Click here for a list of Community Mental Health's crisis contact numbers related to your local area or try any of the following numbers:

Lifeline 09 5222 999

Depression Helpline 0800 111 717

Suicide Crisis Line 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)

Warmline 0508 927 654. Open 8 pm till midnight, Mon-Sun. Free peer support if you or someone you know is experiencing mental illness.

If this is an emergency, please dial 111

Feeling anxious or sad and would like some instant support, or seek to understand more about anxiety or depression?

To get some useful information and support regarding depression have a look at where you can also join a self-help program. 

The Lowdown is another service for younger people dealing with low mood and depression. You can give them a free text by texting 5626, or you can visit their site

Whatsup is another aimed at age group 4-18 year olds. You can contact them (free for mobile and landline) between 1-11 pm. Call 0800 9428787. Website:

Common Ground is a resource for anyone seeking information and support on how to deal with friends or family members struggling. For more information go to

Big White Wall, a professional peer support community accessible 24/7, is another great resource for anxiety, depression and other mental health concerns which is free in Auckland. Join here if this feels like the right option for you. 

SPARX is a computer-based programme for young people dealing with depression. Visit their website on

For other useful information about anxiety and depression have a look at this link, or check out the Anxiety Network website for anxiety specific information and support. You can also call the Anxiety NZ helpline on 0800 14 ANXIETY which is open 24/7.

Therapy information

Feeling unsure about therapy and wanting to learn more about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in particular? Feel free to have a look at this website to gain access to some valuable self-help resources as well as information about CBT.

Living with a "Black dog" ?

Have a look at this little video about depression, also referred to as the "Black Dog",  for some validation, support, and understanding of what you may be going through.

Mindfulness and relaxation

Curious about mindfulness and how if may help you? Have a look at this website for some useful information.

For some instant relaxation, click
here to go to
Domestic Violence

Shine 0508 744 633
Womans Refuge 0800 REFUGE
Stopping Violence Services 0800 SVSS

Are you OK?  0800 456 450 (a family violence helpline).
Family Violence Information 0800 456 450
Victims Info 0800 650 654
Police 111 (Ask for the domestic violence unit)

Child, Youth and Family Resources

The Family Services Directory 0800 211 211-

this is a database you can search for information 

and support organisations for families in NZ.
Child Youth and Family 0508 FAMILY
Plunketline 0800 933 922
Barnardos  0800 PARENT
Youth Law 0800 UTHLAW
Relationship Services 0800 RELATE

Family Action 0800 211 211

Parent Aid free support for parents
Headspace for support for young people and their

families, along with relevant information on anxiety,

depression and other mental health concerns. 

Kidsline (for children up to 14 years of age.

Between 4pm to 6pm on every weekday)

Phone:  0800 54 37 54 - 0800 KIDSLINE

Skylight. for people dealing with trauma, loss and grief.
Supporting Families in Mental Illness website

Auckland Sexual Abuse Help (HELP) 09-623 17 00
Youthline 800 37 6633 
Samaritans 0800 726 666
Outline 0800 688 54 63
Rainbow Youth

Services for Men

Man Alive  0800 TANE ORA
Essentially Men ( Ponsonby) 09-376 23 86

Eating disorders

Thrive 09-265 02 55
Regional Eating Disorders Services 09 -623 46 650 (Auckland)


Community Alcohol and Drug Services (CADS) 09-845 1818
Gambling Helpline 0800 654555
AA 0800 2296757
Alcohol and Drug Helpline 0800 787 797

or click here for MethHelp's website.
Narcotics Anonymous 09-303 14 49

General information

Citizens Advice Bureau 0800 367 222

CAB Language Link 0800 78 88 77.

Offers confidential support in over 20 difference languages.

Avaliable Monday to Friday btw. 9 am-4 pm.
Healthline 0800 611 116

Professional concerns, complaints or inquiries

The New Zealand Psychological Society 04 473 48 84
New Zealand Psychologist Board 04 471 45 80
Human Rights Commission 0800 496 877

Can't find what you're looking for? 

Have a look at the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand's website for further information and resources.

If you would rather talk to someone face to face or like some more information about Richmond Psychology have a look at our contact page.