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Contact numbers if you need help now
Feeling lonely is a normal human experience, but is also a sign that you want to connect with others. There are lots of things that you can do yourself that can help you to feel less lonely. Find out about what you can do for yourself.
Sometimes though, we need to talk to someone else, or get a little help in order to move out of loneliness.
If your feelings or situation are overwhelming, there are many organisations and people ready to listen. There are also organisations that offer opportunities and support for those wanting to connect with other people. Here is a range of options if you want someone to talk to, or if you want to connect with other people, but don’t know where to start:
- Call 111 in the event of an emergency. If you are not sure if it is an emergency but you are still worried, call 111 and ask the operator. They will help you work out what to do.
- Call 105 to report things that have already happened that don’t need urgent Police assistance.
- Lifeline– 0800 543 354 (0800 LIFELINE) or free text 4357 (HELP)
- Need to talk? Free call or text 1737 any time for support from a trained counsellor
- Suicide Crisis Helpline– 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)
- Youthline – Free call 0800 376 633 | Free text 234
- Age Concern – Freephone for support and advice on 0800 65 2 105
- Anxiety Phone Line – 0800 269 4389 (0800 ANXIETY
Carers NZ Helpline – 0800 777 797
Dementia support – 0800 004 001 to access support in your area.
Depression Helpline– 0800 111 757 or free text 4202
Elder Abuse – 0800 EA NOT OK – 0800 32 668 65 (free and confidential)
Healthline – 0800 611 116
RNZRSA – 0800NZDF4U
Samaritans– 0800 726 666
St John Caring Caller – 0800 000 606 Monday – Sunday 7am – 7pm
- Communicare – Phone 09 6315968 – Friendship centres for older people
Stroke Central – 0800 298 858 (For information, activities, and support)