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Where to get help

We touch on some sensitive subjects in Mana Over Meth, so we want to provide the following contact details if you want to talk about your own, or someone else's alcohol or drug use.

Alcohol and Drug help

If using drugs is causing problems in your life NA can help. NA is made up of addicts who are helping each other recover from using drugs and make changes in their lives.

Helpline: 0800 628 632 

Had enough? We can help.

Call the Alcohol Drug Helpline on 0800 787 797

Free txt 8681 and we will txt you back for a free, confidential conversation

Call our Māori Line on 0800 787 798 for advice and referral to kaupapa Māori services

Call our Pasifika Line on 0800 787 799 for advice and referral to services developed for Pacific people

Call our Youth Line on 0800 787 984 for advice and referral to services for young people

When you don’t know where to turn because someone drinks too much, Al-Anon Family Groups can help. Al-Anon has one purpose: to help families of alcoholics. 


Need help right now? Our free helpline & text services provide 24/7, confidential support from health professionals and trained volunteers.

Call Lifeline 0800 543 354 (0800 LIFELINE)
or free text 4357 (HELP) 


Youthline is here to support all young people - this includes young people who are struggling (with their mental health or other issues), as well as young people who want to learn, grow and give back to their community.

Call freephone 0800 37 66 33


If you are experiencing loneliness, depression, despair, distress or suicidal feelings, call 0800 72 66 66 now. Samaritans operates a 24/7 crisis help line. Our phones are operated by volunteers from the community for the community. We receive no direct government funding.

Call freephone 0800 72 66 66


TAUTOKO is operated by trained and experienced social service practitioners who have undergone suicide prevention training. If you think you, or someone you know, may be thinking about suicide, call the Suicide Crisis Helpline for support.

TAUTOKO Suicide Crisis Helpline 0508 828 865


The Healthline service has operated in Aotearoa for more than 20 years. In addition, there are key new services supporting the Government’s COVID response

For general health advice and information call  0800 611 116 anytime
For COVID-19 health advice call 0800 358 5453 anytime

Mental Health


When we are anxious or depressed it can change the way we think, feel and act. Dealing with the tough times can be hard but you’re not alone. Take a small step by getting ideas or support on how to take care of yourself and others.

Depression Helpline 0800 111 757
or free text 4202 - free self-tests to help you start planning your journey towards feeling better


Call freephone 0800 800 717

Auckland, Central Auckland 0800 800 717
Waitematā 09 487 1414 (After Hours 09 486 8900, ask for the Crisis team)
Counties Manukau 09 261 3700


The Auckland District Health Board (DHB) Community Mental Health services provide a range of services for adults with moderate to severe mental illness or psychological distress. Services are provided via multi-disciplinary teams which include psychiatrists, nurses, psychologists, occupational therapists, social workers.

Call freephone 0800 376 105 or (09) 376 1054

Youth / Rangatira support

Zeal is an Aotearoa youth organisation providing safe, inclusive local and online spaces – where you can explore and flex your strengths through affordable programmes and workshops, and make lifelong friendships at creative showcases and events.

Call freephone 0800 346 393

Rehab Services

When you're ready we can help you develop a plan to make positive change. This might include attending a group, counselling, reading some material, or accessing one of our specialist services.  We are here to help you make the changes you want.

CADS website

0800 845 1818 Mon-Fri 9am-4.30pm

Tupu ake, our peer-led service in South Auckland, was one of the first mental health and wellbeing peer support services of its kind in New Zealand. Following independent evaluations showing the huge benefits of Tupu ake’s peer-led approach, Pathways now provides a number of peer-led services around the country.


Connect Supporting Recovery and Salvation Army have partnered to provide New Zealand’s only AOD Respite and Treatment Service. We will offer timeout respite and treatment while keeping people connected to their community. Must have current Counties Manukau address. Referral comes through Alcohol and other drug providers

Phone 09 266 2702

 Phone 09 261 3401

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