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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, Youth, Adult, Older Adult

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


12:00 AM to 12:00 AM.

Mon – Sun midnight – midnight

24 hours, 7 days per week.

Public Holidays: Open Labour Day (22 Oct), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (19 Apr), Easter Sunday (21 Apr), Easter Monday (22 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (3 Jun).


This service is completely free.


Contact Details

This page was last updated at 2:45PM on September 28, 2018. This information is reviewed and edited by 1737, Need to Talk?.