Office Closure and Helplines


Christmas & New Year is just around the corner and all of Te Piki Oranga sites across the rohe wish to advise you of our holiday close down period.

Last full day of operation: Friday 21 December 2018 
We will be back at full operation from Monday 7 January 2019

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support during the year and look forward to a peaceful 2019. As you enjoy the holidays and much needed rest, please stay safe.

Below is a list of some of the services available in NZ that offer nationwide support, information and help. All services are free of charge and available 24 /7.

If you believe either you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call emergency services on 111. Otherwise please use the numbers listed below for support.

National helplines

  1. Lifeline 0800 543 354

  2. Suicide Crisis Helpline 0508 828 865

  3. Healthline 0800 611 116 - registered nurses provide health triage and advice

  4. Samaritans 0800 726 666

Depression-specific helplines

Depression Helpline 0800 111 757 and text 4202 - callers can talk through emotional and psychological issues with counsellors and via the national depression initiatives:

  • - helping people find a way through depression

  • The Lowdown and text 5626 support to help young people recognise and understand depression or anxiety

  • The Journal @ - an online programme to help people learn skills to tackle depression.

Sparx - online e-therapy tool provided by University of Auckland that helps young people learn skills to deal with feeling down, depressed or stressed

Other specialist helplines

  1. Alcohol Drug Helpline 0800 787 797 and text 8681 - advice, information and support about drinking or other drug use

  2. Women’s Refuge Crisis line 0800 733 843 (0800 REFUGE) - for women living with violence, or in fear in their relationship or family.

Te Piki Oranga would like to wish everyone Meri Kirihimete me te Tau hou!