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Addictions Treatment Directory: http://www.addictionshelp.org.nz/Services/Home

Alcohol & Drug Association NZ’s searchable database of addiction treatment resources allows you to search by region and type of treatment.

Alcohol Drug Helpline: www.alcoholdrughelp.org.nz

Phone 0800 787 797 or text adh to 234

A confidential, free phone, text, email and live chat service for people with questions about their own or someone else's drinking or drug use. Provides information, brief intervention and referral services, nationwide.

Alcoholics Anonymous: www.aa.org.nz

International fellowship of men and women who share their experiences with others to recover from alcoholism.

Narcotics Anonymous NZ: www.nzna.org

NA is a non-profit fellowship of men and women for whom drugs have become a major problem.

Counselling Helplines

Lifeline: Freephone 0800 543 354


Free telephone counselling 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Chinese Lifeline also available, offering counselling in Mandarin and Cantonese


Offers free helpline and many other resources for young people experiencing mental illness or life difficulties

Carers, Guardians and Families

Atareira: http://atareira.org.nz/about-us/

Local branch of Supporting Families NZ, provides support for families and whanau when someone they care about has mental illness or addiction problems.

Carers NZ: http://carers.net.nz/ 

CarersAir: http://www.carersair.net.nz/

Advice and resources for carers, including their guide to the government support and services available to carers in New Zealand.

The Parenting Place: http://www.theparentingplace.com/

Advice for parents on all stages of raising children

Supporting Families: http://www.supportingfamiliesnz.org.nz/

Offers education, advocacy and support for family/whanau of people experiencing major mental illness such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder, depression.


Depression.org.nz  Tools and resources for people suffering from depression, including a free helpline.


Health & Disability Commissioner: http://www.mhc.govt.nz/

The Commissioner ensures the rights of consumers are upheld with regards to disability and health service provision. The website contains information on the rights of people affected by disability, mental illness or addiction.

Like Minds, Like Mine: http://www.likeminds.org.nz/

Resources to help the public understand mental health issues and reduce the stigma attached to mental illness.

Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand: http://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/page/5-Home

Charitable Trust offering free education, training and resources to New Zealanders covering all aspects of mental health and wellbeing.

Grief or Trauma

Skylight: http://skylight.org.nz/

Provides people of all ages with help to cope with change, loss, trauma or grief – whatever the cause.

Help for Young People

The Lowdown: www.thelowdown.co.nz

Help for young people who are experiencing depression, including message boards and online chat.

SPARX: https://sparx.org.nz/  

Online role playing fantasy game that teaches methods for coping with life difficulties. Free to register and play.

Youthline: http://www.youthline.co.nz/

0800 376 633

Offers free helpline and many other resources for young people experiencing mental illness or life difficulties.