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Resources that might be helpful to some of you: If you would like to be part of the control group: 

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

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
    (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 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

  • – 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.

Future Learn:

Mother’s helpers:

Parent-aid Waitakere:

Steps Forward:

The Parent’s Centre:

Therapy Options: QV Therapeutic Perspectives – Steve de Quincey:​​​​​​​

Question your mind – Valli Waugh :​​​​​​​

Naturopath:Katie Kepmthorne:

The Work of Byron Katie

Loch Kelly – accessing one’s true self:

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​​​​​​​:

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