If you need someone to listen,call Samaritans.
Samaritans want people not to feel alone and to seek support for emotional distress by simply making a call to Samaritans on 04 473 9739 or 0800 726 666 at any time.
Samaritans, offer non-judgemental, confidential support to anyone in emotional distress and are available 24 hours a day .
Some of the common reasons to call Samaritans include:
Relationship and Family Problems.
Loss,including loss of job,or friend or family member through bereavement.
Job stress or overwork.
College or study related stress.
Body Image issues.
Don’t feel alone, our dedicated volunteers are there to help, and it’s amazing the difference having someone who listens and cares can make.
This website also offers an anonymous forum for discussing a range of topics from depression to alcohol and drug abuse to sexuality issues to bereavement.
While most of our work is over the telephone, some Samaritans branches also offer a service for visitors to our centres, where they can meet and listen to people in person. It is a good idea to ring the helpline 0800 726 666 (for callers from Lower North Island, Christchurch and West Coast. All other areas please call 04 472 3676) and arrange a time.
The New Zealand Samaritans service is a charitable organisation and is headquartered in Wellington. There are six Samaritans offices across the North Island and they can be contacted directly if you prefer.