Christchurch terror attacks – help and support

The Christchurch terrorist attack on 15 March has shocked and dismayed people around the world. An event of this kind is unprecedented in New Zealand. Here you can find advice and support services available for you and your workers.

Need to talk?

Call or text 1737 – it’s free and you can call anytime, 24 hours, 7 days a week - to talk to a trained counsellor.

The Ministry of Health have more resources and information on their website(external link), which are in English and Arabic.  They’ll also be available in other languages shortly.

If you’re in Christchurch:

Canterbury Charity Hospital are offering free counselling. To make an appointment:

Call 03 360 2266 – weekdays or 020 4098 0750 – after hours

Email – info@charityhospital.org.nz

More help

Lifeline – 0800 543 354 or text HELP to 4357

Suicide Crisis helpline – 0508 828 865 / 0508 TAUTOKO. Available 24/7 for people who may be thinking about suicide, or those concerned about family or friends.

Depression helpline – 0800 111 757 (available 24/7) or text 4202

Samaritans – 0800 726 666 (available 24/7)