Who to talk to when times get tough

If you are worried about the strain financial hardship is taking on your mental health, talk to your GP first – they will be able to help and refer you to you to your local community mental health service or elsewhere if needed.


  • Need to talk? (1737 – free call or text) any time for support from a trained counsellor
  • The Depression Helpline (0800 111 757) 757 or free text 4202 (to talk to a trained counsellor about how you are feeling or to ask any questions)
  • Healthline (0800 611 116)

Other resources

There are a number of digital mental health and wellbeing tools available with ideas and techniques for looking after your mental wellbeing:

  • Groov is an app that you can use to monitor, manage and improve your mental wellbeing by setting daily goals and tracking your progress.
  • Small Steps are digital tools to help you maintain wellness, find relief, or get help for yourself, friends or whānau