Auckland Therapy Useful Links

Useful links to some community organisations and government funded services that offer information, support, counselling and other psychological services.


If you or someone close to you is seriously unwell or at imminent risk of harming themselves or another please seek urgent medical attention, immediate advice from a telephone help line such as Healthline 0800 611 116 or immediate help from emergency services 111, or the new mental health emergency service (phone or txt) 1737.

General services

Covid support

Ministry of health

Low-cost counselling providers

Home & Family Counselling
AUT Psychotherapy Clinic (adult & child services)
Family Action: Whanua Toa

Phone Helplines

Need to talk? (24 hour) : general mental heath and alcohol and drug advice and referrals. Free phone or text 1737
Healthline : free advice (including mental health issues) from trained registered nurses - (24 hour) 0800 611 116
Lifeline (24 hour) (09) 5222 999 within Auckland.
0800 543 354 outside Auckland
Youthline (24 hour) 0800 37 66 33 (free phone from landline)
Alcohol & Drug Helpline (10am to 10pm) 0800 787 797  
Auckland Sexual Abuse Help Crisis Line (24 hours) (09) 623 1700
Gambling helpline (24 hour) 0800 654 655
Kidsline : for kids (4pm - 6pm weekdays) 0800 KIDSLINE (0800 54 37 54)
Outline : Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex & Questioning (9am - 9pm, Mon - Fri. 6pm - 9pm, Sat, Sun & Holidays) 0800 OUTLINE (6885 463)
Samaritans (24 hour) 0800 726 666
What's Up : for kids and teenagers. (daily from 1pm - 11pm) 0800 942 8787

Citizens Advice Bureau


For advice on counselling services in your area - contact your local Citizens Advice Bureau

Specialist services

Aids Foundation

NZ Aids Foundation

Anger Management Courses

Man Alive
Friendship House
North Harbour Living Without Violence

Child & Family Services

Barnardos Family Services
Werry Centre (child mental health)

Community Resources Directory

Engage Aotearoa compile and extensive
directory of community resources

Depression information & support

There is a way through (as with JK on TV)
The Low Down
Beating the blues
Beyond Blue

Grief Organisations

Grief Centre
Skylight (particularly children & teens)

Government District & Regional Services

Health Point (Ak DHB services)


Outline : Support for sexual orientation, gender identity and diverse sex characteristics
Rainbow youth : Supporting queer, gender diverse and intersex youth
Agender : Support for transgender people & their families, friends and co­workers

Men's Support Organisations

Man Alive
Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Trust
Mosaic: Supporting Male Survivors of Sexual and Child Abuse

Mental Health Support

Recovery Solutions
Connect Supporting Recovery
Equip Community Services
Mental Health Foundation
Supporting Families in Mental Illness
Framework Trust
Auckland DHB Community Mental Health
Emergency Crisis Response Team
0800 800 717


Kids link : Find a range of services for kids and teens


Phobic Trust

Professional Organisations

NZ Association of Counsellors
NZ Association of Psychotherapists
Psychotherapists Board


Talking minds : Website for young people experiencing psychosis

Residential Psychiatric Services

Ashburn House (Dunedin)

Hearts & Minds (Raeburn House)

A range of low cost groups, workshops and programmes addressing, stress, anxiety, depression, self confidence, sexual abuse etc (Waitemata DHB)

Sexual Abuse

Auckland Sexual Abuse Help
Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Trust
Safe to talk : Sexual harm helpline

Post Natal Depression

Post Natal Distress
TABS: Trauma & birth stress


Mindfulness (University of Auckland website)

Victim Support (NZ Police)

Victim Support