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0800 WHAT'S UP

Mental Health & Addictions Service


Telephone Helpline 0800 942 8787

Programme Areas

Self help/ helpline, Mental health

Programme Type

Helpline / self-help - mental health


All of New Zealand

Age Groups

Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi

Referral Types

Self referral

Referral Process

Call 0800 What's Up - 0800 942 8787
11am to 11pm 7 days a week.  We open 365 days a year  including Christmas Day and Good Friday. 


0800 WHAT's UP is a nationwide, confidential counselling helpline for children and young people. Our counsellors are available 365 days a year and it’s free to call, including from a mobile phone. Children and young people can also get tips on dealing with the most commonly called about issues through the 'most talked about' sections of the kids and teens sections of our website.

You can call about whatever’s on your mind – no problem is too big or too small – and if you just want to have a chat and a laugh, we’re here to listen. If it’s someone else's problem, that’s cool – we can talk about that too. Whatever you want to say, you don’t need to worrry about being judged or getting into trouble.

0800 WHAT'S UP is also here to talk about any concerns around sexual harm. No problem is too big or too small.

Contact Details

11:00 AM to 11:00 PM.

WHAT'S UP Facebook Instagram and

Online Chat 7 days a week

Postal Address

PO Box 24-153
Royal Oak
Auckland 1345

This page was last updated at 3:52PM on February 9, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by 0800 WHAT'S UP.