advocacy for specialised refuges and housing for women

Get help in New Zealand

Are you in New Zealand? Do you need help with . . .

Domestic violence? Sexual abuse? Suicide? Mental health problems? Disability support services? Substance abuse? Homelessness?

Here are some useful links for you . . . We try and keep this section updated. If you have a suggestion for an additional link please email us

In immediate danger?

If you, a child or other family member is in immediate danger Call 111 now.

Suicidal? Or want to hurt another person?

The Mental Health Crisis Service
Phone: 0800 800 717
Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Web: www.health.govt.nz/your-health/services-and-support/health-care-services...

Experiencing Domestic Violence?

Free confidential Domestic Violence helpline 
Phone: 0508 744 633 (Daily 9am-11pm)
Web: www.2shine.org.nz

Family Violence — It's Not OK — But it is OK to Get Help
Phone: 0800 Family Violence Information Line (0800 456 450) provides self-help information and connects people to services where appropriate.
Hours: 9am-11pm, Daily.
Web: www.areyouok.org.nz

Need Help with Protection Orders?

Victim Support
Phone: 0800 VICTIM (0800 842 846)
Web: www.justice.govt.nz/courts/family-court/publications/pamphlets/applying-...

Need to understand Psychological Abuse & Coercive Control?

SpeakOutLoud about psychological abuse and coercive control
Web: www.speakoutloud.net

Need accommodation?

Auckland Women’s Refuge Crisis Service
Phone: 24 hour crisis line 0800 REFUGE (0800 733 843)​ — Or Auckland 09 378 7635​
Web: www.womensrefuge.org.nz 

Methodist Mission
Support and Advocacy
Web: http://www.dmm.org.nz

Lifewise
​Services for homeless people
Web: www.lifewise.org.nz/about-lifewise/our-services/the-lifewise-hub

Dayspring Supported Landlord Service
Support for women between the ages 18 - 65 years​
Web: www.dayspring.co.nz/programmes/supported-landlord-service.html

Shakti Safehouse
Domestic violence services including women's refuge for migrant and refugee women
Phone: 0800 SHAKTI (0800 742584) — (24 hours crisis line)
Web: http://shakti-international.org/shakti-nz/

Sexual Abuse?

National Collective of Rape Crisis and Related Groups Aotearoa
Sexual abuse/assault services
Phone: 0800 88 33 00​
Phone: 24 hour sexual abuse crisis line Auckland 09 277 9324
Web: www.rapecrisisnz.org.nz

Auckland Sexual Abuse HELP
Sexual abuse/assault services
Phone: Auckland 09 623 1700
Hours: 24 hours a day
Web: www.sexualabusehelp.org.nz

Rape Prevention Education
Advocacy & Information
Phone: Auckland 09 360 4001​
Web: www.rpe.co.nz

Trauma and Birth Stress?

PTSD after childbirth (TABS)
Contacts: For support NZ Wide: www.tabs.org.nz/tabscontacts.htm

Substance abuse?

Alcohol and Drug Helpline
Phone:
 0800 787 797
Hours: Daily 10am-10pm
Web: www.druginfo.org.nz/Helpline/Home

Want to talk to a counsellor?

Lifeline
Phone:
 +64 9 522 2999
Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Web: www.lifeline.org.nz 

Youthline
Phone:
 0800 376 633
Hours: Daily 11am-11pm
Web: www.youthline.co.nz

OUTLine
Phone:
 0800 OUTLINE (0800 6885463)​
Hours: 9am-9pm, Mon-Fri​ and 6pm-9pm, Sat, Sun & Holidays.
Web: www.outline.org.nz 

This page last updated 9th February 2014