About taking action
Mō te mahinga atu

The fact is, things don’t usually fix themselves, but taking active steps to make your situation better is probably the most important thing you can do. The journey may be long or it may be short, but it has to start somewhere—the good news is that if you are here, then your journey has started.

This section outlines some of the immediate things you can do if you are worried about your health or aspects of everyday life. This spans tools for helping yourself (or others) as well as options for a helping hand.

For further guidance on your steps to wellbeing check out using this website.

If it is an emergency call 111

For physical health concerns go to the Accident and Emergency Department at your local hospital, Defence Health Centre or GP, or call the NZ Healthline for 24/7 advice.

For mental health related concerns you can call or text the NZ National Support line 1737 or NZDF4U wellbeing support helpline 0800 693 348 or text 8881.

If you can’t immediately find someone you know to talk to, there are always people who are contactable by phone and who are willing, able, and available 24 hours a day / 7 days a week to help you.

 Take a look in the Get help now section for helpful resources and support.