Need urgent help now?

If you, or a veteran, is in crisis it is important to reach out. Help is always available.

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If you live in NZ

If this is an emergency

Call 111 if you—or someone you know—are in immediate danger.

If you need to talk

If you or someone else is not in immediate danger—but still need to talk—the following organisations can help.

OrganisationContact
NZDF4U(external link) 0800 693 348
No Duff Charitable Trust(external link) 022 307 1557
noduff.ngo@gmail.com
Need to talk? 1737(external link) 1737—phone or text a trained counsellor
Lifeline Aotearoa(external link) 0800 543 354
Samaritans(external link) 0800 726 666

If you need support

Royal New Zealand Returned and Services Association (RSA)

The RSA honours and supports both current and ex-service members. It can provide financial and other support through its networks in NZ.

Contact an RSA’s District Support Advisor(external link)

Healthline

Healthline can help you if you’re feeling unwell but not sure whether you need to see a doctor. It's staffed by registered nurses who are specialists in assessing and advising over the phone.

Call Healthline on 0800 611 116.

If you live in Australia

If this is an emergency

Call 000(external link) if you—or someone you know—are in immediate danger.

If you need to talk

If you or someone else is not in immediate danger—but still need to talk—the following organisations can help.

Australian contacts

OrganisationPhone
Lifeline Australia(external link) 12 11 14
MensLine Australia(external link) 1300 78 99 78
Relationships Australia(external link) 1300 364 277
Suicide Call Back Service(external link) 1300 659 467