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Headstrong offers content based on proven strategies to enhance youth wellbeing and resilience. Our content is preventive and not suited to those experiencing high levels of distress. If you're feeling really stressed, anxious, down, or disconnected, please reach out to the helplines and resources below, or talk to someone you trust.

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Whatever it is, we’re here. You’ll get to talk to a trained counsellor or talk to a peer support worker, completely free.
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Youthline offers a free 24/7 Helpline service, free face-to-face counselling services and youth mentoring.
Free call 0800 37 66 33

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What's Up

What's UP is a free Teens Helpline in New Zealand. It's a safe place for you to talk about anything.
Free call 0800 942 8787

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The Lifeline helpline provides 24/7, confidential support from qualified counsellors and trained volunteers.
Free call 0800 543 354

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Confidential, free, all-ages support line,rainbow specialist counselling andtrans peer
Free call 0800 688 5463

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Alcohol Drug Helpline

If you need help with alcohol or drugs, the Alcohol Drug Helpline is a good place to start.
Free call 0800 787 797

Other Resources

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SPARX is a fun computer program that helps young people with mild to moderate depression, anxiety or stress.

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The Lowdown

The Lowdown is a website to help young New Zealanders recognise and understand depression and anxiety.

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Small Steps

Small steps is a website where people of Aotearoa can take small steps on their journey to improve wellbeing.

Need help now?

For urgent mental health support, contact the nearest
Crisis Assessment Team to you.

Call 111 if you or someone else might be unsafe right now.