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Suicide Prevention

There is a range of skilled services and support available to help keep people well and build resilience, recognise and respond to distress, address risk factors associated with suicide, and empower families, whānau/aiga and communities to support each other.

Need to talk? Free call or text 1737 any time, 24 hours a day.


Suicide Prevention - Black Dog Institute

Suicide Prevention - Mental Health Foundation

Suicide Prevention - Health Navigator

Suicide Prevention - Lifeline

Supporting Families NZ

Suicide Prevention - Le Va

There's always a way through

Suicide Prevention - MoH

Rangatahi Suicide Prevention

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.

 Need to Talk

Asian Family Counselling Services 0800 862 342

Chinese Lifeline – 0800 888 880 (for people who speak Mandarin or Cantonese)

Depression helpline 0800 111 757 or text ‘8681’

Kidsline 0800 54 37 54

Lifeline 0800 LIFELINE (0800 543 354) or text ‘Help’ to 4357

Samaritans 0800 726 666

Suicide Crisis Helpline 0508 TAUTOKO (0508 828 865)

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

 In a Crisis