Police non-emergency number This is an option for when the situation is not urgent (otherwise call 111 immediately). Examples might be if you have witnessed a crime, or had something stolen, or think you have information that the police might need etc.
Thrive Te Pae Ora Brief intervention service supporting youth mental health wellbeing in Timaru and South Canterbury – 0800 292 988). Referrals can be done by yourself if over 16, through your family, school counsellor, or doctor.
0800 227 997. Infant, Child, and Adolescent Mental Health. iCAMHS supports mental health concerns. Referrals are made with parent/caregiver support through the school guidance counsellor, family doctor, or through your family/whānau.
Supports families to be safe, strong and connected. Working alongside you and your family, we focus on your strengths, offering free services, programmes, information and other practical support. FW also supports children and young people, helping them overcome challenges at home or school. This can include including counselling, social work and programmes, working alongside the child or young person and with families, schools and in the community.
LGTBQI RainbowYOUTH is a charitable organisation that was established in 1989. RainbowYOUTH is here to work with queer, gender diverse, takatāpui & intersex youth, their friends, whānau, and wider communities in order to ensure that New Zealand is a place where all young people can thrive. (09)3764155.
Whatever the issue, we’re here to listen. We’re committed to providing a safe, effective, and confidential service to support the emotional and mental well-being of our callers and communities. Call 0800 LIFELINE (0800 543 354) or text HELP (4357) for free, 24/7, confidential support – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Interactive support for managing your mood and supporting your hauora. This site enables you to create an avatar and navigate through various scenarios that help you learn to manage your emotions. This is also available as an App.
Suicide crisis helpline. A free nationwide service offering support from highly experienced professionals to anyone who may need immediate support over their mental health of themselves or someone they know. This is a 24/7 service. 0508 828 865.
Members of the public can order rapid antigen test (RAT) kits for home testing if they have COVID-19 symptoms, are a Household Contact or are advised to get a Covid test by a medical professional. You can request RATs through the website or via a free call at 0800 222 478 (and choosing option 3). RATS are free under the public health response for those who need a test – household contacts and people with symptoms. Note: To make a request via the website, people will need to have access to a mobile phone to validate the order. RATs can be requested on behalf of someone else.
Youthline is a community of people to engage with for support. It has stories and support for you or if you are supporting someone else. it covers anxiety, exam stress, advice, and much more. Contact them via Free call 0800 376 633, Free text 234, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Webchat.
A variety of websites that cover Alcohol, Vaping, and Drugs; Anxiety, Stress, Depression; The Law, School Leavers, and Staying Safe; LGBTQi; Relationships, Love and Romance, The Real Facts about Porn, Break-ups; and Sexual Health.