Wellbeing & Social Services


Your health and well-being have a significant role in achieving successful outcomes.

It is important to take some time out to look after your:

  • Physical (Tinana)
  • Mental (Hinengaro) and,
  • Spiritual (Wairua) health & well-being.

Here are a few tips extracted from the Mental Health Foundation Website that may be of help to you.

For more assistance or tips you can visit their website: https://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/ 

Are you experiencing any of the following feelings?

  • Sad, Down or Depressed
  • Anxious or Stressed
  • Worried, lost or confused
  • Finding it hard to concentrate
  • Having trouble sleeping 
  • Feeling like everything is a bit too much
  • Alone and withdrawn
  • Hard to talk to family or friends
  • Having suicidal thoughts

It is crucial that you seek assistance if you are going through any of the mentioned symptoms because they may indicate that you are dealing with a mental illness.

Need to talk? Free call or text 1737 any time for support from a trained counsellor.

Support Agencies:


Phone: 0800 LIFELINE (0800 543 354) or free text 4357: for councilling and support

Depression Helpline

Phone: 0800 111 757 or free text 4202: to talk to a trained counsellor about how you are feeling or to ask any questions.


Phone: 0800 727 666: for confidential support for anyone who is lonely or in emotional distress.

Healthline / Manatū Hauora

Phone: 0800 611 116: for help and advice from trained and registered nurses.

Needing assistance, advice and guidance to get other health support please visit : https://mentalhealth.org.nz/helplines

Financial Advice & Support Services:

If you need financial assistance and are having trouble covering your basic expenses or need financial advice, please contact one of the support services listed below or visit https://check.msd.govt.nz/


Ministry of Social Development / Te Manatū Whakahiato Ora

Phone: 0800 559 009 (8 am-4.30 pm): if you are struggling to meet essential costs, please call for financial assessment assistance



Money Talks

Phone: 0800 345 123 : Free, confidential budgeting advice and financial mentoring assistance