Wellbeing – Where to Turn for Help and Support


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Wellbeing – Where to Turn for Help and Support

When times are tough, it is normal to feel a bit worried, frustrated or overwhelmed.

As we recover, going back to basics and focusing on the thing we can control, can really help.

This page identifies resources containing tips for looking after yourself and others.


These websites contain useful resources.

Want to talk with someone?

If you or someone you know is struggling, there is free help available. We all need a little help from time to time, and you don’t have to go it alone.

Need to Talk?

Free call or text 1737 anytime, 24 hours a day


You can also call Lifeline on 0800 543 354

Or text HELP to 4357


If you have health questions, phone Healthline on 0800 611 116

Healthline is staffed by experienced registered nurses 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


If you have questions about your child or baby’s health or wellbeing, phone PlunketLine to speak to a Plunket nurse.

Phone: 0800 933 922

PlunketLine runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


In an emergency, always call 111


These publications may provide useful advice:

The Government Health and Safety Lead (GHSL) has a Guide for maintaining health and wellbeing on their website.

Go to the Guide for maintaining health and wellbeing

The It's Ok, Not to be Ok factsheet provides information about organisations that provide support services.

The Marlborough Primary Health Organisation provides information on Pathways to Access Mental Health Support