If you or someone you know require help urgently these are some of the options available nationally, although there may be additional supports available in specific areas.

Dial 111

Please call the emergency services if you feel that someone is in immediate danger of harm.

Contact your local DHB

Contact your local District Health Board mental health service, who may be able to offer mental health crisis support and/or advise you on how to access services.

You can find a list of DHB crisis team phone numbers here.

If you present to the Emergency Department of the hospital there are sometimes mental health workers available to assess the person in distress.

Visit your GP

Your GP is often a good point of access to mental health services and can make referrals to the DHBs if you are experiencing or concerned about someone who may be experiencing signs or symptoms or psychosis.

Click here to find out about our ‘Something’s not quite right’ prompt sheet which can help with your initial visit to your GP or mental health professional.

You can get further information about how to find a doctor or mental health professional here.

Help lines

Support for young people

  • mentalwealth.nz
  • www.youthline.co.nz, call 0800 376 633, text 234, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • www.whatsup.co.nz or call 0800 942 8787
  • thelowdown.co.nz, call 0800 111 757, text 5626

You can find a number of additional helplines for different issues at the Mental Health Foundation Website here.