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Please be aware that Ember is not a crisis service. Below are some helpful phone numbers that you can call outside of normal working hours. If it is an emergency situation, please call 111.


0800 543 354

Mental Health Foundation

National Depression Initiative

0800 111 757, text 4202

Talk to a trained counsellor about how you are feeling or to ask a question

Youth Mental Health

Directory of Health Listings


0800 688 5463

For sexuality or gender identity issues

Alcohol Drug Helpline

0800 787 797

For people dealing with alcohol or other drug problems

Rape Crisis

0800 883 300

For support after rape or sexual assault

Women’s Refuge Crisis Line

0800 733 843

For women and children living with violence, or in fear, in their relationship or family

Supporting Families in Mental Illness

0800 732 825

For families and whānau supporting a loved one who has a mental illness

Mental Health Crisis Team

(09) 486 8900

Waitemata District (Wellsford to North Shore) health board mental health services.