The following organisations can provide you with support.

  • Government Helpline - 0800 77 999 7 (from overseas +64 4 466 4698) (available 0700-1800 Mon to Fri, 0800-1300 Sat)
  • ACC - 0800 080 273, +64 7 859 8678 and christchurchresponse@acc.co.nz
  • Language Line - 0800 656 656 (0900-1800 Mon to Fri, 0900-1400 Sat)
  • Immigration NZ - 0508 22 52 88
  • Victim support - 0800 842 846
  • Missing persons (NZ Police) International Direct Dial - +64 3 353 4532
  • Register a missing person - 0800 115 019
  • Canterbury Charity Hospital (free counselling) - 03 360 2266 (020 4098 0750 after hours)
  • Children caregiver helpline: 0508 CARERS (0508 227 377)
  • Ministry of Health “Need to talk?” counsellors - Call or text 1737
  • Lifeline - 0800 543 354 or text HELP to 4357
  • Suicide Crisis helpline - 0508 828 865 / 0508 TAUTOKO (available 24/7)
  • Depression helpline - 0800 111 757 (available 24/7) or text 4202
  • Samaritans - 0800 726 666 (available 24/7)
  • Youth line - 0800 376 633 (available 24/7) or free text 234 (8am-12am)
  • Christchurch Foundation - Email:enquiries@christchurchfoundation.org.nz Website: www.christchurchfoundation.org.nz(external link)
  • Police/Crime Stopper reporting line - 0800 555 111 or call to 111

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