Gambling support

Gambling support

  • Support services and information for people affected by gambling and their family/whānau.
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Choice not Chance – The Health Promotion Agency(external link)(external link) 
Freephone 0800 654 655 for free confidential information and support over the phone. They can also help arrange for you to see someone in your area.

Asian Family Services(external link)(external link) 0800 862 342 Professional, confidential, nationwide face-to-face or telephone support to Asians living in New Zealand. These services are offered in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Japanese, Thai and Hindi. Asian Helpline operates from 9am to 8pm.

Family Mental Health Support Inc South Canterbury(external link)(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.

Gambling Helpline (New Zealand)(external link)(external link)
Freephone 0800 654 655 or text 8006 for free counselling. Also provides self help resources, meetings and tips, face to face counselling, specialist services and more.

Problem Gambling Foundation of NZ(external link)(external link)
Freephone 0800 664 262, or text 5819 for free, professional and confidential counselling services for both gamblers and others affected by gambling. 

MASH Trust(external link)(external link) 
Freephone 0800 627 4878 or email Provides a wide range of support services for people with mental health conditions, intellectual or physical disabilities, alcohol and addiction struggles and youth respite care throughout the lower North Island in the Wellington, Kapiti, Horowhenua, Palmerston North and Hawkes Bay regions. 

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