Need Help?

From time to time any of us may need that bit of extra help to get us through. Here we have a range of agencies and organisations that can help you when the going gets tough. 

Remember, you should always feel able to contact your General Practitioner (GP) and your contact with your Multi-Disciplinary Team. 

Lifeline provides 24/7 support.

For any training, the contact is

Our mission is to reduce distress and save lives by providing safe, accessible, effective, professional and innovative services. We work specifically to increase awareness and understanding of suicide prevention in New Zealand and reduce the associated stigma and to work with others to make a positive contribution to the health and social sector.

We receive over 10,000 calls from people of all ages and ethnicities who are struggling with a wide range of issues including relationship and work problems, mental health, grief, abuse, bullying and loneliness. We help an average of 6 people a day at high risk of suicide.

Calls to our helplines are free, confidential and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We receive no government funding for these helplines and reply on public donations.

Lifeline is part of Presbyterian Support Northern, a non-government organisation in the health and social service sector.

Lifeline’s Vision:

People have someone who will listen, to turn to when in distress.

Lifeline’s Mission:

Reducing distress and saving lives by:

  • providing trusted, effective, interactive and professional 24/7 helplines
  • collaborating with others to provide accessible and effective crisis services
  • having supervised and compassionate volunteers
  • making a positive contribution to the health and social service sector


Diana Ayling