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Need Help?

Life can be tough, but even if it feels extra-tough right now, please keep looking for each little good thing. All of those tiny positives pave the way to better times ahead so keep moving forward!

National helplines

  • Need to talk? Free call or text 1737 any time for support from a trained counsellor
  • Lifeline – 0800 543 354 (0800 LIFELINE) or free text 4357 (HELP)
  • Suicide Crisis Helpline – 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)
  • Healthline – 0800 611 116
  • Samaritans – 0800 726 666


Call 0800 787 797 or text 8681, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to speak with a trained counsellor. All calls are free and confidential. Visit www.alcoholdrughelp.org.nz/directory

Gambling Addiction

You can talk to our telephone counsellors for free any time on 0800 654 655, night or day, or you can text us on 8006.

Gambling Helpline also offers four specialist services; Maori Gambling Helpline, Pasifika Gambling Helpline, Debt Gambling Helpline, and Youth Gambling Helpline.

Domestic Violence

If you or anyone else is in immediate danger dial 111 immediately and ask for the police.

If you are a victim of family violence or in a relationship that makes you fearful about your own or anyone else's safety, seek help as soon as possible. You have the right to be safe.

Men's Issues

Male Friendly New Zealand Men’s & Fathers’ Support Groups. One of the biggest mistakes NZ men can make when their relationships break down is to try and handle it on their own. Non-judgemental support from other men who understand what you are experiencing is available – take advantage of it! Should your group be listed here?

Groups which hold regular public support meetings for men in NZ can have their own free page on this site. Contact us here.

Local Groups


Tu Matua Every second Wednesday at 7pm, The Men and Family Centre, Gerald Stokes Ave, Hellensville. Costs $5 per evening For more details contact Andrew on 027 282 6305 or email Men and Family Centre


Father & Child Mauri Ora Father’s Circle - www.fatherandchild.org.nz and www.facebook.com/fatherandchild


Hillsbro Parents' Support Group - www.menz.org.nz


Kidz Need Dadz - www.facebook.com/KidzNeedDadz

Hawke’s Bay:

Union of Fathers Taradale Rugby Club Rooms, Taradale, Napier, New Zealand Every 1st & 3rd Thursday 7:15pm
Contact Ken (06) 878 3580, answer service on 0508 2255 323 (0508 Call Dad).


Manline is a DV Court provider for Stopping Violence programmes but also offers counselling and education services for men. Operating for 32 years, they are a service run by men, for men and advise men on looking out for their own interests. Phone: 06 3581211


Union of Fathers Natural Healing Raumati, 22 Margaret Road, Raumati Beach, Kapiti Tuesdays 7.30pm (except 1st Tuesday of month) – No Meetings from Mid December to Mid January Contact Allan (027) 242 0112, answer service on 0508 2255 323 (0508 Call Dad).


Real Men – Real Dads Operating out of the Neighbourhood Centre in central Nelson. Real Men – Real Dads meets monthly. The Neighbourhood Centre at 28 Vincent St is definitely father-friendly and is open especially for dads and kids every Friday morning. Contact Philip Chapman.


Father and Child 10-2 Weekdays and by appointment at 357 Gloucester St., Christchurch email or phone 03 982 2440.


Canterbury Men’s Centre 8:30-5, 357 Gloucester St., email or phone 03 365 9000

National Organisations

Support for clients of Child Youth and Family:

CYFStalk Forum - www.cyfstalk.org

FARE – Families Apart Require Equality - FARE is a national organisation of parents, dedicated to helping children and parents affected by divorce and separation. Our commitment is to truly putting children first, and to fostering equality of rights for both parents. Contact: Bruce Tichbon. Phone: 027 437 9050. Email: tichbon@hotmail.com

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