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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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