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What to do in a mental health crisis?

If you feel you or someone else is at immediate risk of harm due to a mental health crisis:

  • call 111
  • go to your closest hospital emergency department or
  • contact the crisis mental health team at your local district health board (DHB). To view a list of the phone numbers for each DHB crisis team please click on the following link: Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand

Other emergency contacts:

  • Alcohol & Drug Helpline - 24 hours a day, 7 days. Ph 0800 787 797
  • CADS Walk-in Clinic - 8am - 5pm, Bldg 4, 17 Lambie Dr, Manukau. Ph (09) 845 1818
  • Mental Health Crisis Services here
  • Healthline - Ph 0800 611 116
  • Lifeline - Ph 0800 543 354
  • Depression Helpline - Ph 0800 111 757
  • Youthline - free txt 234. Ph 0800 376 633

or search for more emergency contacts here