Want help?

If you’re concerned about your drinking or drug use or worried about someone you know, there’s lots of support available to help you cut down or stop.

Signs you might need help

Here are some signs that you (or someone you know) may need help:

  • Drinking too much or using drugs.
  • Lying about your drinking or hiding alcohol.
  • Being less social than usual.
  • Health issues that could be caused by drinking or drug use.
  • Not keeping on top of tasks or responsibilities at home, work or school.
  • Past attempts to stop drinking or using drugs haven’t worked.
  • Relationship issues or arguments about your drinking or drug use.
  • Mood swings (often linked to alcohol use).
  • Losing interest in activities or hobbies you once found enjoyable.

Made the change to cut down or stop? Check here for some tips for staying on track.

Local support to help you cut down or stop

Medical Centre – Talk to your doctor or practice nurse.

Pathways – Addiction, mental health and wellness services. Phone 06 370 6102 or email wairarapa@pathways.co.nz

Te Hauora Runanga – Addiction and whanau support services. Phone 0800 666 744 or email throwinc@tehauora.org.nz

Yellow Brick Road – Support for families who have a loved one experiencing mental health challenges. Phone 06 377 3081 or visit www.yellowbrickroad.org.nz

 

National Services

Alcohol and Drug Helpline – Phone 0800 787 797 or visit www.alcoholdrughelp.org.nz

Alcoholics Anonymous 24-hour helpline – Phone 0800 229 6757 or visit www.aa.org.nz

 

Wellbeing support

If you’re feeling stressed, anxious, a little out of your depth, or you’re struggling with drug or alcohol use, there are some great services you can contact.

Need help now?

If you or someone you know needs urgent help, call MHAIDS 24/7 on 0800 745 477 or find other options for support here.

Talk to your doctor

Your family doctor or practice nurse is a good place to go for concerns or questions about your health and wellbeing. They can refer you on to counselling or other services if required.

1737 – free call or text anytime

If you’re feeling down, a bit overwhelmed or you just need someone to talk to, you can free call or text 1737 at any time.

Calls are answered by trained counsellors who can provide advice and referrals to other services if needed. For more details go to www.1737.org.nz.

Piki

Piki supports and empowers young adults (aged 18-25 years) towards better health and wellbeing. You can self-refer for this free service via the Piki website.

Piki offers:

  • access to counselling at a convenient time and place
  • an emotional wellness app that helps you to access support and track your progress
  • links to 24/7 support through phone and web services
  • trained peer support coaches.

Wellbeing support

If you’re feeling stressed, anxious, a little out of your depth, or you’re struggling with drug or alcohol use, there are some great services you can contact.

Need help now?

If you or someone you know needs urgent help, call MHAIDS 24/7 on 0800 745 477 or find other options for support here.

Talk to your doctor

Your family doctor or practice nurse is a good place to go for concerns or questions about your health and wellbeing. They can refer you on to counselling or other services if required.

1737 – free call or text anytime

If you’re feeling down, a bit overwhelmed or you just need someone to talk to, you can free call or text 1737 at any time.

Calls are answered by trained counsellors who can provide advice and referrals to other services if needed. For more details go to www.1737.org.nz.

Piki

Piki supports and empowers young adults (aged 18-25 years) towards better health and wellbeing. You can self-refer for this free service via the Piki website.

Piki offers:

  • access to counselling at a convenient time and place
  • an emotional wellness app that helps you to access support and track your progress
  • links to 24/7 support through phone and web services
  • trained peer support coaches.

Other Support Services

Depression helpline – 0800 111 757

Lifeline – 0800 543 354

Youthline – 0800 376 633

Pasifika helpline – 0800 652 535

East Coast Rural Support Trust – 0800 787 254

Yellow Brick Road – 06 377 3081

Gambling helpline – 0800 654 655

www.depression.org.nz

www.thelowdown.co.nz

www.vakatautua.co.nz 

Other support services can be found online at the Mental Health Foundation website.

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