Staying OK

Places to find support

Need emergency help right now? If you have harmed yourself and require emergency help, ring 111.
If you are feeling very depressed or are thinking of harming yourself, contact one of the following organisations:
Lifeline 0800 543 354
They offer 24/7 counselling.
Youthline 0800 376 633
They offer counselling too. You can text them on 234 for free.
Healthline 0800 611 116
Call them for any general health questions.
Text or call 1737
At any time for help
Youthlaw 0800 884529
For free legal help
For more help, check out this page




Quick Facts

You can find more topics at our information page.

Watch Drive Series

These videos explain the different people and jobs you might bump into at a service, there is also a bonus episode on eating disorders to give you more information.

The videos were created for us by Dion Howard from Peregrino productions in conjunction with a group of young people from around the country and the Eating Disorders Association of New Zealand (EDANZ).  

Occupational therapist



Social worker


Eating disorders

Further resources will be developed by Werry Workforce Whāraurau over the coming year, so keep an eye out for these and let us know if you have any ideas for great self-help resources that we should promote on this page.