In Crisis NOW?

If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 0800 543 354 or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 1737


If you, or someone you know, is in immediate danger, please call emergency services immediately on 111



Service Providers list below


Frontiers of Hope

Help for:
Sensory issues
Grief and loss
Stress, anger and burnout
Sleep problems
PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

Suicide Crisis Helpline

If you think you, or someone you know, may be thinking about suicide, call the Suicide Crisis Helpline for support.

0508 828 865


A with youth, for youth organisation that supports young people throughout Aotearoa New Zealand




Founded in 1990,is New Zealand’s leading specialist domestic violence service provider.

0508 744 633

Depression Helpline

We want to reduce the impact that depression and anxiety have on the lives of New Zealanders by encouraging early recognition and help-seeking.

0800 111 757

Finding Help

If you need help and you are not sure where to go, going to see your GP is a really good place to start they can point you in the direction of more help.

Christians will ask, should I only see a Christian therapist, in an ideal world, yes every Christian should see a competent Christian professional. The reality is in New Zealand there are not enough Christian therapists to meet the need.

If someone has serious mental illness, a competent professional is more important than them being Christian.

It is also worth noting that just because someone is Christian it does not make them a good therapist.

As well as this, remember that if the first place you go to for help does not listen or cannot help then you should keep trying other places.

Need help in your area? The Family Services Directory has a complete list of all the help and support available in New Zealand, There are 5000 social services in New Zealand.

Do you need ongoing support and professional counselling?

The New Zealand Christian Counsellors Association was established in 1995 as a charitable organisation. Our aim is to promote professional excellence in counselling practice. We are recognised as a professional body by the Ministry of Justice, ACC and Work and Income.

Christian Health Professionals - Find a Supervisor Find a Counsellor - New Zealand Christian Counselling


Once you have made arrangements for medical care for your loved one or spoken with a trained mental health provider and developed a plan for assistance, contact trusted friends, family members and/or pastors so you can receive support and encouragement. Don’t try to cope with this alone.

These nationally available 24-hour crisis services are provided for urgent needs and do not necessarily provide spiritual content or referrals that are compatible with Focus on the Family New Zealand‘s faith perspective. Links here do not constitute endorsement of content and any additional links provided on these websites.