Support for Youth

Youth Week has just finished. For the News Committee, as teenagers, we feel that it is equally important for us to celebrate our achievements and to support each other when we need it. Thus, we have compiled a few resources that you may find useful now, or in the future. 

Free Support Phone Lines (New Zealand)

Youth Line

Youth line is a support line for young people facing problems. They offer a variety of different services including: counselling, information and referrals, training and seminars, and youth worker services.

Phone: 0800376633
FreeTXT 234

What’s Up

What’s Up counselling phone line for 5-18 year olds is available from 1pm to 11pm, seven days a week, with trained counsellors taking the calls.

Phone: 0800whatsup


General Youth Support Sites


Urge is a youth health and life issue information service


Reach Out

Reach Out Australian Youth website that deals with a variety of Youth Issues. Please note that the contact information provided on the website are Australian based, and not New Zealand based.


Youth Law NZ

YouthLaw is a free community law centre for children and young people nationwide. They provide free legal services to anyone aged under 25 who is unable to access legal help elsewhere, or to those acting on his or her behalf.

Phone: 0800UTHLAW (0800 884 529)


Mental Health

The Lowdown

The Lowdown helps young Kiwis understand and deal with depression.


The Site- Mental Health

A great resource bank of information regarding mental health issues.



Gender Issues

Rainbow Youth

Rainbow Youth is a website for the LGBT Youth of New Zealand.


By Wendy Lee. Edited by Keniel Yao.

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