If any content in this website has raised difficult emotional issues for you, and you would like to talk to a support person, below is a list of some of the telephone helplines or services that offer support, information and help. All services are free.

Support networks

  • CLAN Aotearoa/NZ (a branch of Care Leavers Australasia Network) is a support, advocacy and research group for care leavers. For information see
  • Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Aotearoa New Zealand is a network of peer support services across New Zealand. For information

Support services

  • Lifeline 0800 543 354 (0800 LIFELINE) or free text 4357 (HELP)

  • Need to talk? Free call or text 1737 any time for support from a trained counsellor

  • OUTline NZ 0800 688 5463 (OUTLINE) provides confidential telephone support for sexuality or gender identity issues; 9 am to 9 pm weekdays, and 6 pm to 8 pm weekends)