Grief is the acute pain that accompanies loss. Because it is a reflection of what we love, it can feel all-encompassing. Grief is not limited to the loss of people, but when it follows the loss of a loved one, it may be compounded by feelings of guilt and confusion, especially if the relationship was a difficult one. There is a range of services and support available when you or someone you know is experiencing grief and loss.
Need to talk? Free call or text 1737 any time, 24 hours a day.
Skylight 0800 299 100
The Lowdown - Grief and Loss
Grief Support Services
Grief Support for young adults
Young People and Grief
Helping young people to deal with loss
Grief - Mental Wealth
National Family Services Directory for information about services that and help with parenting, family support, special needs, family violence, custody and access, child behaviour, life skills, counselling, addiction, sexual abuse, grief and loss.
Canterbury Māori Health Providers Māori Health Providers
Māori & Pasifika Health Māori & Pasifika Health Providers
After a Suicide website offering practical information when someone you love has died by suicide
Supporting your Teens Mental Health
Understanding and Supporting my Young Person
Need to Talk
Asian Family Counselling Services 0800 862 342
Chinese Lifeline – 0800 888 880 (for people who speak Mandarin or Cantonese)
Kidsline 0800 54 37 54
Lifeline 0800 LIFELINE (0800 543 354) or text ‘Help’ to 4357
Samaritans 0800 726 666
What's Up 0800 942 8787 (for 5–18-year-olds; 1 pm to 11 pm)
Youthline 0800 376 633, free text 234
HeyBro 0800 439 276 For men who feel they are going to harm a loved one.
Rural Support Trust for people in rural communities dealing with financial or personal challenges. 0800 787 254
Refugees as Survivors psychological support for refugees and asylum seekers 0800 472 769
24/7 HELPline support for sexual abuse survivors 0800 623 1700