Counselling and mental health support

Support, advice and resources for how you might be feeling during after the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Counselling and mental healthLocal  

 

National  

 

LGBTQIA and community 

  •  OUTline NZ –  Confidential telephone support for people in the LGBTQIA and community - 08006885463 - every evening, 6pm-9pm

Young people  

  • SPARX - a computer program that helps young people with mild to moderate depression.  
  •  Skylight.org.nz - Offers free COVID-19 online resource packs to help with anxiety and stress in both children (students) and adults
  • Youthline – 0800376633 - free txt 234

Older people 

 

COVID-19 support 

 

General support  

 

  • Healthline – for health and mental health support - 0800 611 116 
  • Manage Me a website packed with helpful information, community services and resources for improving self-management of your health in the Whanganui/Wanganui, Rangitikei, Taihape and Waimarino areas.   
  • Anxiety helpline - 0800 ANXIETY 0800 269 4389  
  • Depression and Anxiety Helpline 0800111757, free txt 4202  
  • Lifeline – 0800543354 - confidential counselling service  
  • 1737 – Need to talk helpline - free call or free txt to a trained counsellor  
  • Mental Health Foundation – getting through together  
  • Red Cross – Looking after yourself and others 
  • St John Caring Caller – a service connects people who need a friend with people who have time to listen and chat - 0800 780 780 or visit www.stjohn.org.nz  
  • Alcohol Drug Helpline 0800 787 797
  • Working through problems with Aunty Dee a tool to work through problems, generate ideas and find a solution (Le Va)  
  • Staying on Track - an e-therapy course that teaches you practical strategies to cope with the stress and disruption of day-to-day life 
  • Mentemia – mental wellbeing coach app, developed by Sir John Kirwan - or download on Apple App Store or Google Play  
  • Melon is an app with a health journal, resources and self-awareness tools to help you manage your emotional wellbeing. You can also join their online community to connect with and support others, and watch daily webinars about health and wellbeing - or download on Apple App Store or Google Play 

 

Whānau support  

 

  • Family Violence – 0800 456 456 
  • Oranga Tamariki – 0800 32 6459 / 0800FAMILY 
  • Women’s Refuge – 0800 733 843  
  • 0800 Heybro – 0800 439 279 – Keeping whānau safe – supporting men 24/7 to listen and help.  

 

Healthline - 0800 348 5453 

 

Healthline information for the Deaf community 

 

Please let us know you are Deaf when you first make with contact with Healthline - 0800 348 5453 - and advise us of the best way to respond. The NZ Relay Service and the Video Interpreting Service can be used to contact the Healthline COVID-19 telephone service - 0800 348 5453, or +64 9 358 5458 from overseas SIMs*

There are other ways to get advice for non-urgent concerns; please note that there may be a delay in responding.

 

 

  • Or fax on 09 377 6247 (e-mail and fax are monitored round the clock, but you may not get an immediate response)

 

  • You can use Facebook Messenger to reach Healthline through its Facebook page (monitored 7am – 11pm every day)