Help

Resources that might be helpful to some of you: If you would like to be part of the control group: https://vaxcontrolgroup.com/ 

Below is a list of some of the telephone helplines or services available which offer support, information and help.

All services are free, and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unless otherwise stated. 

Suicide Crisis Helpline – 0508 828865

https://www.lifeline.org.nz/services/suicide-crisis-helpline

For counselling and support

  • Need to talk? Free call or text 1737 any time
  • Lifeline – 0800 543 354
  • Samaritans – 0800 726 666
  • Chinese Lifeline – 0800 888 880 
    (for people who speak Mandarin or Cantonese)

For children and young people

  • Youthline – 0800 376 633, free text 234 or email talk@youthline.co.nz
    (for young people, and their parents, whānau and friends)
  • What’s Up – 0800 942 8787
    (for 5–18 year olds; 1 pm to 11 pm and online chat service from 11am-10.30pm, every day including public holidays)
  • The Lowdown – visit the website, email team@thelowdown.co.nz or free text 5626 (emails and text messages will be responded to between 12 noon and 12 midnight)
  • SPARX – an online self-help tool that teaches young people the key skills needed to help combat depression and anxiety

For help with specific issues

  • Depression.org.nz – includes The Journal free online self-help tool
  • OUTLine NZ – 0800 688 5463 (0800 OUTLINE)
    (for sexuality or gender identity issues; 9 am to 9 pm weekdays, and 6 pm to 8 pm weekends).
  • Alcohol Drug Helpline – 0800 787 797
    (for people dealing with an alcohol or other drug problem; 10 am to 10 pm)
  • Women’s Refuge Crisisline – 0800 733 843 (0800 REFUGE)
    (for women living with violence, or in fear, in their relationship or family)
  • Shakti Crisis Line – 0800 742 584
    (for migrant or refugee women living with family violence)
  • Rape Crisis – 0800 883 300
    (for support after rape or sexual assault)
  • PlunketLine – 0800 933 922
    (support for new parents, including mothers experiencing postnatal depression)

For families, whānau, friends and supporters

  • Skylight – 0800 299 100
    (for support through trauma, loss and grief; 9 am to 5 pm weekdays)
  • Yellow Brick Road (formerly Supporting Families NZ)
    (for families and whānau supporting a loved one who has a mental illness)
  • Mental Health Foundation – for more information about supporting someone in distress, looking after your mental health and working towards recovery. Free call or text 1737 for support from a trained counsellor, anytime. It’s completely confidential.

Mother’s helpers: https://www.mothershelpers.co.nz/https://www.facebook.com/groups/131002570278445

Parent-aid Waitakere:http://parentaidwaitakere.co.nz/

Steps Forward: https://kidslink.co.nz/services-view/stepsforward-family-services-and-support-centre/

http://www.stepsforward.co.nz/services.php

The Parent’s centre: https://parentscentre.org.nz/

Therapy options: QV Therapeutic Perspectives – Steve de Quincey:​​​​​​​ https://www.qvtp.co.nz/about

Question your mind – Valli Waugh :​​​​​​​https://questionyourmind.com/about-the-work-of-byron-katie

Naturopath:Katie Kepmthorne: http://www.katiekempthorne.co.nz/

The Work of Byron Katie: https://thework.com/instruction-the-work-byron-katie/

Loch Kelly – accessing one’s true self: https://lochkelly.org/effortless-mindfulness-now

Self-help strategies/tools: Peter Levine demonstrating a couple of exercises that help to settle the nervous system:

Peter Crone’s Daily Practice For More Self Love & Acceptance​​​​​​​:

There Is Another Way | Special Teaching from Eckhart Tolle​​​​​​​: