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Depression Helpline

Mental Health & Addictions Service


12:00 AM to 12:00 AM.


This service is completely free.

Fees and Charges Categorisation



12:00 AM to 12:00 AM.

Mon – Sunmidnight – midnight

24 hours / 7 days a week

Public Holidays: Open on all public holidays..


Depression Helpline 0800 111 757

Programme Areas

Self help/ helpline, Mental health

Programme Type

Helpline / self-help - mental health


All of New Zealand

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral


Call the Depression Helpline to talk to a trained counsellor about how you are feeling or to ask any questions. Available free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Information and resources (fact sheets) on recognising and understanding depression, including post-natal depression.

It’s also the home of The Journal, a self-managed online programme to help you get through depression.

The website is part of a national public health campaign called the National Depression Initiative and has been created to reduce the impact of depression on the lives of New Zealanders, as well as being a component of the New Zealand Government’s approach to suicide prevention.

The website aims to help New Zealanders recognise and understand depression. It encourages people to seek appropriate help and offers resources for health professionals treating people experiencing depression.

This website is accompanied by a partner site, The Lowdown, which is designed to help young New Zealanders understand and deal with depression. 

The Depression helpline is run as part of the National Telehealth Service. 

Contact Details

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM.

Email: using this form

This page was last updated at 1:12PM on October 7, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Depression Helpline.