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1737, Need to Talk?

Mental Health & Addictions Service


12:00 AM to 12:00 AM.


1737, Need to Talk?

Programme Areas

Self help/ helpline, Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol, Addictions - other

Programme Type

Helpline / self-help - addictions (AOD), Helpline / self-help - gambling, Helpline / self-help - mental health


All of New Zealand

Age Groups

Child / tamariki, Youth / rangatahi, Adult / pakeke, Older adult / kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral


Free call or text 1737 any time, 24 hours a day. You’ll get to talk to (or text with) a trained counsellor. This service is completely free.

  • Are you feeling anxious or just need someone to talk to? Call or text 1737
  • Are you feeling down or a bit overwhelmed? Call or text 1737
  • Do you know someone who is feeling out-of-sorts or depressed? Let them know they can call or text 1737

1737, need to talk? is New Zealand’s national mental health & addictions helpline number and run as part of the National Telehealth Service. 

More infomation is avaliable at


This service is completely free.


12:00 AM to 12:00 AM.

Mon – Sunmidnight – midnight

24 hours, 7 days per week.

Public Holidays: Open on all public holidays..


Contact Details

This page was last updated at 10:32AM on June 12, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by 1737, Need to Talk?.