Dial 111 if you or someone else is at immediate risk of harm

  • Stay with the person until support arrives.
  • Go with them to the hospital Emergency Department.
  • Free phone 0508 292 467 for the LOCAL Assessment & Brief Care team
  • Take the person to the Waimanako Support Hub any time before 9pm

Local health, wellbeing and support services in Taranaki

Mental Health NZ provides personalised support for individuals with mental health needs. They work closely with healthcare teams, community providers, and individuals themselves, aiming to promote wellbeing, community engagement, and meaningful activities tailored to each person’s needs.

Contact: Patrick Calnan
: 022 011 4276

Ngāti Ruanui offers holistic support to individuals and families. Their services are open to everyone (not just those of Ngāti Ruanui) and include budgeting, group activities, child dental support, and education. They have strong community connections and collaborate with other services.

Address: 41 Hunter Street, Hawera
Phone: 06 278 1310

The Pinnacle Extended Care Team offers support for people managing long-term health conditions. Their dietitians, pharmacists, and social workers assist people in better self-managing their health. Referrals can be made by healthcare providers or people can self-refer at the link below.

Phone: 06 759 4364
Referral form:

Taranaki Retreat provides a supportive environment for individuals and families facing difficult times. They offer holistic peer support, working in conjunction with clinical services to ensure that people are heard and cared for. Individuals or their loved ones can reach out directly or be referred by friends, family, or other supportive services.

Contact: Alison Franklin
Phone: 06 215 0993

Taranaki Rural Support Trust helps rural people restore their livelihoods after adversity. They offer support for farmers facing stressors, provide mental health awareness workshops, and offer confidential individual support.

Contact: Marcia Paurini
: 0800 787 254

Taranaki Safe Families Trust collaborates with 25 agencies to provide support for those seeking assistance in preventing family violence. Contact them directly for referrals and information.

Contact: Dane Haskell
: 027 481 6833

If you are a male who has experienced sexual abuse, you are not alone. Male Survivors Taranaki works with male survivors and their family/whanau to help them build happier and healthier lives.

Contact: Mike Subritzky
: 027 444 0109

Te Ara Pae Trust is a nonprofit organisation dedicated to offering professional counseling and support to individuals and whānau impacted by family and sexual violence. They also provide counseling services and group workshops for anger management.

276 High Street, Hawera
: 06 278 6399

Tui Ora offers diverse and holistic health and support services through a Whānau Ora model of care. Their Community Connector Service helps connect whānau with relevant services, acting as a conduit between community and agencies.

36 Maratahu Street, New Plymouth
: 06 759 4064

Yellow Brick Road in Taranaki offers comprehensive support primarily to family members of those facing mental health challenges. Their qualified support workers provide 1-on-1 sessions and support groups.

Phone: 06 757 9300

Waimanako, part of Taranaki Retreat, is a safe and welcoming space located in New Plymouth’s CBD and features a ‘kai for koha’ café and a variety of workshops and support groups. Open every day except Sundays and Public Holidays from 10am to 9pm, Waimanako is a place where people can connect, find a listening ear and receive understanding.

33 Devon Street West
New Plymouth

National helplines

Free text or call to talk to a trained counsellor 1737

Lifeline 0800 543 354

Tautoko Suicide Helpline 0508 828 865

Depression Helpline 0800 111 757

Safe To Talk 0800 044 334