1. For Yourself
Mental Health Support
The Depression Helpline:
- 0800 111 757 or free text 4202 to talk to a trained counsellor
Mental Health Crisis Teams:
- Auckland City: 0800 800 717
- North Shore: 09 486 8900
- Counties Manukau: 09 261 3700
Community Resources – Addiction and Seeking Recovery:
- 0800 628 632
- To find local 12-step meetings in your area, visit https://nzna.org/meetings
- 0800 229 6757
- To find local 12-step meetings in your area, please visit https://aa.org.nz/aa-meetings/about-meetings/
Alcohol Drug Helpline:
- 0800 787 797
All Wings clients are required to be five days clean and sober before entering Wings, to arrange an assessment, please call:
Option 1: Auckland City Mission Addiction Withdrawal Services:
Option 2: CADS Medical Detox:
2. For Family & Friends
Worried about someone's drinking?
Al-anon is designed to help families of alcoholics by practising The Twelve Steps and giving comfort to families of alcoholics. Learn more by visitinghttps://al-anon.org.nz/
Concerned for someone's mental health or safety?
If your loved one is suffering from acute mental health or is a danger to themselves or others, please call the Mental Health Crisis Team on:
- 0800 800 717 (Auckland City)
- 09 486 8900 (North Shore)
- (09) 261 3700 (Counties Manukau)
3. Useful Links
- Small Steps – A free online tool to help manage well-being, with tips and strategies on finding relief or helping friends or whānau
- Melon – An online community where you can anonymously interact with others with similar experiences and connect with a team of support workers.
- Depression.org.nz – An online self-help tool to support you with information, resources and guidance with navigating anxiety, depression and mental distress.
- Kina Families & Addictions Trust – online resource with information, support and advice to help with a loved one’s alcohol or drug use.
- Headspace – Free or paid app, with guided meditation and well-being tutorials
- Clearhead – a suite of self-help tools and an intelligent Wellbeing Assistant available 24/7
- Al-Anon Family Groups – community to help families with loved ones’ alcohol usage, with resources and tips on how to aid with recovery.
- NA (Narcotics Anonymous) – local community groups helping others recover from the effects of addiction. Groups help peers and offer an ongoing support network.
- AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) – local community groups providing help, advice and a support network to help with tackling alcoholism.
- CADS Auckland – provides a number of services, including free educational and therapeutic groups for people affected by alcohol and other drugs. You can meet other people who have had similar experiences, learn from each other and benefit from the knowledge of the group facilitators.