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1737, Need to Talk?

Mental Health & Addictions Service


12:00 AM to 12:00 AM.


Free text or call anytime to speak with a counsellor.


This service is completely free.

Fees and Charges Categorisation



12:00 AM to 12:00 AM.

Mon – Sunmidnight – midnight

24 hours, 7 days per week.

Public Holidays: Open on all public holidays..

Languages Spoken



1737, Need to Talk?

Programme Areas

Self help/ helpline, Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol, Addictions - other

Programme Type

Helpline / self-help - addictions (AOD), Helpline / self-help - gambling, Helpline / self-help - mental health, Peer support (AOD), Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support


All of New Zealand

Age Groups

Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral


Free call or text 1737 any time, 24 hours a day. You’ll get to talk to (or text with) a trained counsellor. This service is completely free.

  • Are you feeling anxious or just need someone to talk to? Call or text 1737
  • Are you feeling down or a bit overwhelmed? Call or text 1737
  • Do you know someone who is feeling out-of-sorts or depressed? Let them know they can call or text 1737

1737, need to talk? is New Zealand’s national mental health & addictions helpline number and run as part of the National Telehealth Service. 

More infomation is available at

Peer Support option also available. 
When you phone 1737 you now have the option to talk to someone with lived experience of wairangi/mental distress who is trained to provide tautoko/support

Additional Details

Phone, LGBTQIA+ friendly, Child / Tamariki friendly


Contact Details

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM.

This page was last updated at 3:52PM on February 9, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by 1737, Need to Talk?.