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In Crisis?

Do you need immediate help?

If someone has attempted suicide or you’re worried about their immediate safety, do the following:

  • Call your local mental health crisis assessment team (phone numbers listed below) or take them to the emergency department (ED) at your nearest hospital.
  • If they are an immediate physical danger to themselves or others, call 111.
  • Stay with them until support arrives.
  • Remove any obvious means of suicide (e.g. guns, medication, cars, knives, rope).
  • Try to stay calm and let them know you care.
  • Keep them talking: listen and ask questions without judging.

 


Phone your local DHB Mental Health Crisis Team (CATT team): contact numbers below or phone Healthline 0800 611 116

DHB

Area covered

Phone

Northland Topuni to North Cape Whangarei (09) 430 4101 ext 3501
After hours 0800 223 371
Waitemata Wellsford to North Shore West Swanson, Piha & Titirangi
(09) 822 8500  After hours (09) 486 8900

Henderson (09) 822 8600
After hours (09) 486 8900

North Shore / East Rodney (09) 487 1400 After hours (09) 486 8900

Auckland Auckland City Central Auckland 0800 800 717
Counties Manukau
South Auckland to Te Kauwhata South Auckland (09) 270 9090
Waikato Coromandel, Hamilton to National Park Hamilton 0800 505 050
Bay of Plenty
Tauranga, Whakatane to Te Kaha
Tauranga 0800 800 508Whakatane 0800 774 545
Tairawhiti Hicks Bay to Gisborne Gisborne (06) 867 2435
Lakes
Rotorua, Taupo, Turangi Lakes 0800 166 167
Hawke’s Bay Wairoa, Napier, Hastings, Waipukurau Napier, Hastings 0800 112 334
Taranaki
New Plymouth to Waverly
New Plymouth (06) 753 6139 ext 7680
Whanganui Ohakune,  Whanganui to Bulls Whanganui 0800 653 358
Mid Central
Palmerston North to Waikanae
Mid Central 0800 653 357
Wairarapa Masterton to Martinborough Wairarapa 0508 432 432
Hutt Valley
Lower and Upper Hutt
Hutt Valley (04) 566 6999
Capital & Coast Kapiti to Wellington Wellington, Kapiti Coast, Porirua City, Wellington City (04) 494 9169
Nelson Marlborough Top of South Island to Hanmer Springs Nelson (03) 546 1421
After hours (03) 546 1800

Marlborough (03) 520 9907
After hours (03) 520 9999

Canterbury Kaikoura to Ashburton Ashburton 0800 222 955Christchurch 0800 920 092
West Coast  West Coast, South Island Greymouth 0800 757 678
South Canterbury Timaru, Mt Cook, Tekapo, Temuka, Waimate Timaru 0800 277 997
Southern
(Otago & Southland)
Dunedin, Milford Sound south to Stewart Island Dunedin (03) 474 0999 ask for Psychiatric Emergency Services

Gore (03) 208 0299

Invercargill 0800 467 846

 

If you need to talk to someone other than emergency services, try our list of helplines, support services and other options.