Office Closure and helplines

By Rossana Rogers, Kaiawhi Rōpū Whakahaere (Management Team Support)


Te Piki Oranga would like to wish everyone Meri Kirihimete and a happy and safe holday.

All of Te Piki Oranga offices across the rohe will close at 5:00 pm on Friday 22 December 2017 and will re-open at 9:00am on Monday 8 January 2018.

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 Crisisline 0800 733 843 (0800 REFUGE) - for women living with violence, or in fear, in their relationship or family