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 Depression.org.nz where you can also join a self-help program.
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 thelowdown.co.nz.
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.
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 commonground.co.nz
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 sparx.org.nz.
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.
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.
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 CALM.com.
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
Family Action 0800 211 211
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
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
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
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.