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Links and Self-help

Feeling at risk or need someone to talk to? 

Click here for a list of Community Mental Health's crisis contact numbers related to your local area or try any of the following numbers:

Lifeline 09 5222 999

Depression Helpline 0800 111 717

Suicide Crisis Line 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)

Warmline 0508 927 654. Open 8 pm till midnight, Mon-Sun. Free peer support if you or someone you know is experiencing mental illness

If this is an emergency, please dial 111

Feeling anxious or sad and would like some instant support, or seek to understand more about anxiety or depression?

To get some useful information and support regarding depression have a look at where you can also join a self-help program. 

The Lowdown is another service for younger people dealing with low mood and depression. You can give them a free text by texting 5626, or you can visit their site

Whatsup is another aimed at age group 4-18 year olds. You can contact them (free for mobile and landline) between 1-11 pm. Call 0800 9428787. Website:

Common Ground is a resource for anyone seeking information and support on how to deal with friends or family members struggling. For more information go to

Big White Wall, a professional peer support community accessible 24/7, is another great resource for anxiety, depression and other mental health concerns which is free in Auckland. Join here if this feels like the right option for you. 

SPARX is a computer-based programme for young people dealing with depression. Visit their website on

For other useful information about anxiety and depression have a look at this link, or check out the Anxiety Network website for anxiety specific information and support. You can also call the Anxiety NZ helpline on 0800 14 ANXIETY which is open 24/7.

Therapy information

Feeling unsure about therapy and wanting to learn more about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in particular? Feel free to have a look at this website to gain access to some valuable self-help resources as well as information about CBT.

Living with a "Black dog" ?

Have a look at this little video about depression, also referred to as the "Black Dog", for some validation, support, and understanding of what you may be going through.

Mindfulness and relaxation

Curious about mindfulness and how if may help you? Have a look at this website for some useful information.

For some instant relaxation, click here to go to

Domestic Violence

Shine 0508 744 633


Womans Refuge 0800 REFUGE

Stopping Violence Services 0800 SVSS

Are you OK? 0800 456 450 (a family violence helpline).

Family Violence Information 0800 456 450

Victims Info 0800 650 654

Tu Wahene Trust 09 838 8700

Police 111 (Ask for the domestic violence unit)

Child, Youth and Family Resources

The Family Services Directory 0800 211 211-

this is a database you can search for information

and support organisations for families in NZ.

Child Youth and Family 0508 FAMILY

Plunketline 0800 933 922

Barnardos 0800 PARENT

Youth Law 0800 UTHLAW

Relationship Services 0800 RELATE

Family Action 0800 211 211

Parent Aid free support for parents

Headspace for support for young people and their

families, along with relevant information on anxiety,

depression and other mental health concerns.

Kidsline (for children up to 14 years of age.

Between 4pm to 6pm on every weekday)

Phone: 0800 54 37 54 - 0800 KIDSLINE

Skylight. for people dealing with trauma, loss and grief.

Supporting Families in Mental Illness website

Auckland Sexual Abuse Help (HELP) 09-623 17 00

Youthline 800 37 6633

Samaritans 0800 726 666

Outline 0800 688 54 63

Rainbow Youth

Services for Men

Man Alive 0800 TANE ORA

Essentially Men ( Ponsonby) 09-376 23 86

Eating disorders


Community Alcohol and Drug Services (CADS) 09-845 1818

Gambling Helpline 0800 654555

AA 0800 2296757

Alcohol and Drug Helpline 0800 787 797

or click here for MethHelp's website.

Narcotics Anonymous 09-303 14 49

General information

Professional concerns, complaints or inquiries

Can't find what you're looking for? 

Have a look at the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand's website for further information and resources.

If you would rather talk to someone face to face or like some more information about Richmond Psychology have a look at our contact page.