Helplines

Here are a number of NZ helplines for young people.  You can talk to someone on the phone or you can txt them.  It's up to you.

However, if you or someone else need urgent help right now, call 111 and clearly tell the operator that your life is in danger.

If you are not in immediate danger, but do need someone to talk to or a friendly shoulder to cry on, try one of the helplines listed here:

  • Lifeline
    Free phone 0800 543 354
    (24 hours)
     
  • The Lowdown
    Free txt 5626
    (24 hours)
     
  • Youthline
    Free phone 0800 37 66 33
    (24 hours)
     
  • Youthline 
    Free txt 234
    (8am – midnight)
     
  • What’s up?
    Free phone 0800 942 8787
    (Mon-Fri 1-10pm; Sat-Sun 3-10pm)
     
  • Depression helpline
    Free phone 0800 111 757
     
  • Anxiety helpline
    Free phone 0800 269 4389
     
  • OUTLine NZ - sexuality or gender identity helpline
    Free phone 0800 688 5463
    (Mon-Fri 9am-9pm; Sat, Sun & holidays 6-9pm)