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Rural Support Trust

Mental Health & Addictions Service


8:00 AM to 9:00 PM.


Are times a bit tough? 

How about talking to someone who really understands the pressures of rural life?


There are 14 Rural Support Trusts across the country. Each trust is run by local people who know the area, are familiar with agribusiness and are well networked and trained.

Most Trusts have facilitators trained in mental wellness support.


Free service.

Fees and Charges Categorisation



8:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

Mon – Sun8:00 AM – 9:00 PM

You can call us at any time. If we are unable to answer and it is an emergency call 111, if you wish to speak to a trained councellor dial or text 1737, or leave a message and we will call you back as soon as possible.

Public Holidays: Open on all public holidays..


Mental Wellness Support

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support, Training - mental health


All of New Zealand

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral

Referral Process

Sometimes weather, finances, relationships, or a build-up of farming pressures may start to feel overwhelming.

If this is how you are feeling, or you are concerned for a family member or friend, call 0800 787 254 for a free, confidential chat.

We support all rural farming people - owners, managers, staff and contractors.


On any given day, we know that working rurally can be a challenge. We are local people who know from experience that severe weather, finances, relationships and work pressures can all mount up and, if left unattended, can affect mental wellbeing. To take care of yourself, one of the best things you can do is talk. 

Contact us anytime for a free, confidential chat. We can talk over the phone or come to you anytime, anywhere.

Most Trusts have facilitators trained in mental wellness support. If more than a cup of tea and a yarn is needed, we can connect with the professionals who can provide further support, including farming or business advice, financial information, health, mental health and counselling services.

GoodYarn Workshops

Many Trusts also run Mental Wellbeing workshops for rural professionals and community members.

GoodYarn is a hands-on workshop to give you the practical tools, confidence and understanding of mental illness and wellness, so you can talk to people in rural communities about mental health. It’s free to attend and focuses on rural issues especially for rural professionals, farmers and rural community members. Contact us for more information.

Contact Details

8:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

This page was last updated at 10:30AM on February 10, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Rural Support Trust.