For support and help line services 

If you or someone you know has viewed the 15 March 2019 Christchurch video and are struggling with what you have seen please go to 1737 ‘Need to talk’ or free call or text 1737 or visit mental health advice. Other helplines that could be useful:

  • Lifeline (open 24/7) – 0800 543 354

  • Depression Helpline (open 24/7) – 0800 111 757

  • Healthline (open 24/7) – 0800 611 116

  • Samaritans (open 24/7) – 0800 726 666

  • Suicide Crisis Helpline (open 24/7) –  0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO). This is a service for people who may be thinking about suicide, or those who are concerned about family or friends.

  • Youthline (open 24/7) – 08 00 376 633. You can also text 234 for free between 8am and midnight, or email talk@youthline.co.nz

  • 0800 WHATSUP children's helpline – phone 0800 9428 787 between 1pm and 10pm on weekdays and from 3pm to 10pm on weekends. Online chat is available from 7pm to 10pm every day.

  • Kidsline (open 24/7) – 0800 543 754. This service is for children aged 5 to 18.

Advice to Parents