Anxiety support

Anxiety support

  • Support services and information for people who experience anxiety and their family/whānau.
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1737(external link)
Free call or text 1737 anytime, 24 hours a day to talk or text with a trained counsellor.

ACROSS(external link)
ACROSS is an Anglican, Catholic and Community support service providing social work, counselling and foster care services to families in the Palmerston North area. Phone 06 356 7486 or email enquiries@

Anxiety NZ(external link) 
Phone (09) 846 9776 or freephone 0800 ANXIETY (0800 269 4389) day or night. Support for family members or friends of people living with anxiety disorders and related issues.

Anxiety support Auckland(external link)
0800 269 438 (0800 ANXIETY) Anxiety NZ Peer Support Groups are funded for people based in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.

Asian Family Services(external link) 0800 862 342 Professional, confidential, nationwide face-to-face or telephone support to Asians living in New Zealand.

Evolve Peer Support Trust(external link) 
Based in Hamilton, phone (07) 444 5053 or email A mindfulness-based peer run Charitable Trust with a focus on people with anxiety and/or depression to improve their quality of life and mental well being. Providing peer support groups, peer-led programmes and mindfulness sessions.

Family Mental Health Support Inc South Canterbury(external link) 
Phone 0800 732 000 or email A free support service that offers a range of support options that might include information and education about mental illness and addiction, problem-solving, crisis planning and liaison/advocacy with other services. Referrals come from all sources, including self referrals.

GROW Mental Health(external link)
Phone or text 021 049 1360. A free service providing community support groups for mental illness and personal development, face-to-face or online. Illnesses include depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, suicidal thoughts, PTSD, addictive behaviours and psychosis.

Mental Health Advocacy and Peer Support (MHAPS)(external link)
No referral and no appointment necessary
MHAPS is a peer-led and peer-delivered mental health and addictions service, meaning that all our staff have their own lived experience of mental distress and/or addictions, and of meaningful recovery. Their own experience helps them listen carefully to you, as they have been there too.

Options at MHAPS include:

  • Peer Advocacy
  • Peer Support in groups or for individuals
  • Change programmes
  • Social activities programmes (youth and weekends)
  • Workshops

To find out more, you may visit their office at 57 Madras Street between 10.00am and 3.30pm. Alternatively, phone 365 9479 or visit link)

Mental Health Foundation of NZ(external link) 
Phone (09) 623 4812 (Auckland) or (03) 366 6936 (Christchurch). Information on mental health conditions, where to get help and how to support those you love and care about.

Rangitāne o Tamaki nui a Rua Incorporated(external link)
Phone 06 374 6860 or email Provides a wide range of support services to whānau ranging from alcohol & drug, smoking, mental health, asthma to screening in the Tararua region.

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