Wellbeing - Selfcare for You and Others | Northland DHB

Wellbeing - Selfcare for You and Others

It's totally normal to feel a bit shaken and on-edge right now.   

We have listed some free services, apps and self-help tools to help you manage your mental wellbeing.  

 Immediate Help
  • In an emergency, if you or someone else is at risk or harm call free 111
  • If you require urgent mental health care in Northland call free 0800 223 371

Who to contact at a glance


Contact details

Hours open


1737, need to talk?
Feeling stressed, anxious, worried, depressed or needing advice on mental health or addictions - call anytime to talk with a trained counsellor. 


phone or text: 1737

  24 hrs / 7 days a week
  Suicide Crisis
Helps those thining about suicide, or those concerned about family/whānau or friends.
  phone: 0508 828 865   24 hrs / 7 days a week

Depression helpline

Feeling anxious or depressed can change the way we think, feel or act.  Take a small step by getting ideas or support on how to take care of yourself and others.


  phone: 0800 111 757
text: 4202
  24 hrs / 7 days a week


Lifeline Aotearoa's helpline and textline provides confidential support from qualified counsellor and trained volunteers.


phone: 0800 543 354
text: HELP to 4357


  Women's Refuge
Information, advice and support about domestic violence as well as help in a crisis.
  phone: 0800 733 843   24 hrs / 7 days a week
  Rural Support Trust
For a chat or yarn with someone about the challenges of rural life.
  phone: 0800 787 254   7am - 7pm / 7 days a week

A community of people who care in providing support for yourself or helping others.


text: 234
phone: 0800 376 633
Webchat: click here

  24 hrs / 7 days a week
  Kidsline   phone: 0800 54 37 54   24 hrs / 7 days a week

Loneliness NZ
Help and advice with conquering loneliness to improve your wellbeing.


online: Get Started


Family & Community Services National Directory
This helpline identifies and transfers you to the appropriate service for you.

   phone: 0800 211 211    
  Te Puna O Te Aroha - Māori Women's Refuge Whangarei
Refuge for Māori women and their families in violent situations and domestic violence.
   phone: 0800 733 843    
  Mental Health Foundation
The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand is a charity that works towards creating a society free from discrimination, where all people enjoy positive mental health & wellbeing.
  Citizens Advice Bureau
Helps people to know and understand their rights.
   phone: 0800 367 222    
  Skylight Trust
Supporting children, young people and their whānau to navigate through tough times by building resilient individuals and communities
   phone: 0800 299 100    
 Cultural Information 

Te Rōpū Whakakaupapa Urutā National Māori Pandemic Group
Information and resources specifically for Māori about the COVID-19 pandemic.  Developed by leading Māori medical experts. 

  Māori Everywhere
Resources and information for Māori communities and organisations -  income support, wages, rent and more. 
  Ministry for Pacific Peoples 
The principal advisor on policies and interventions that improve outcomes for Pacific Peoples. 
Supports Pasifika families and communities to unleash their full potential and have the best possible health and wellbeing outcomes.


Free apps and self-help tools

Dr Rebecca Wirihana
Using whakapapa kōrero (traditional Māori narratives), ritenga (ritual) and kawa (ceremony) to help with selfcare and healing. 
Connecting with nature, being nurtured and nourished by trees, water or beach.   


Calming soothing music with nature imagery

Beautiful relaxing music by Peder B. Helland. Enjoy peaceful piano music and guitar music with birds singing in the background.

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