Wellbeing tools and strategies

Resources to support your health and wellbeing including links to tools, strategies, reading resources, info on COVID 19 and free helplines when you need someone to talk to.

Free Helplines

  • Need to talk? Visit the 1737 website. Free call or text 24/7 to speak with a trained counsellor
  • Lifeline - 0800 543 354 or text HELP (4357) for free support 24 hours a day
  • Suicide Crisis Helpline - 0508 TAUTOKO
  • Depression Helpline - 0800 111 757 or text 4202. Call or text 24/7 if you are wanting to talk to someone about how you are feeling.
  • Youthline - 0800 376 633 or free text 234. You don’t have to be in a crisis to get in touch. Can be for all reason- for Kiwis aged between 12-24 years
  • Outline - 0800 688 5463 (between 6pm-9pm daily) An all-ages, rainbow, mental health organisation providing support to the rainbow community, friends, and whānau.
  • Samaritans - 0800 726 666 - Available 24/7 if you are experiencing loneliness, depression, despair, distress or suicidal feelings
  • Alcohol Drug Helpline - 0800 787 797 or free text to 8681 - If you are concerned about your own or others drinking or drug taking we can assist with information, insight and support.
  • Asian Helpline - 0800 862 342
  • Healthline - 0800 611 116 to speak with a trained medical professional for health advice and information.
  • Meth Help - 0800 6384 4357 to talk confidently about meth related issues and get support.
  • Shine - 0508 744 633 - Free helpline to support those who have/are victims of family violence

Tools and Strategies

Online tools and websites


Reading resources

  • Mrs D is going without: I used to be a boozy housewife, now I’m not. This is my book (Lotta Dann) - Alcohol use and her recovery
  • This Too Shall Pass (Julia Samuel) - Adapting to hardship and how mental health is different for everyone
  • Own your anxiety (Julian Brass) - Tools that focus on what you are able to control, motivation and positive action.
  • The Highly Sensitive Person (Elaine N. Aron) - Coping when everything is overwhelming
  • Be Calm (Jill P. Weber) - Advice for anxiety
  • Beating the Blues: A self-help approach to overcome depression (Jillian Ball and Susan Tanner) - Self-help book based on cognitive behavioural therapy

Other Information: COVID-19

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