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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Free Counselling

Free counselling is available from any of these agencies:
  • Counselling Helpline  0800 777 846
  • Victim Support 0800 842 846 24/7. Telephone contact. People may need to leave their details and a volunteer will ring them back.
  • Samaritans 0800 726 666  24/7. National telephone listening and support service staffed by volunteers.
  • Relationship Services 0800 735 283
    Offering a free Government funded crisis counselling service for anyone affected by the Christchurch earthquake:
    1 - 24/7 telephone support for Christchurch residents and others outside Christchurch
    2 - face-to-face counselling for those outside of Christchurch.
    To find the nearest RSW office call 0800 RELATE (0800 735 283) or visit www.relate.org.nz.
  • Lifeline 0800 543 354 24/7. Trained telephone counsellors.
  • Iwi Maori and Pacific Island Residents 0800 524 8248 (Te Runanga O Ngaitahu) 0800 875 839  or 027 600 9412 (Te Puni Kokiri)
  • Ethnic Support Migrants and Refugees on the government helpline 0800 779 997 or at Settlement Support New Zealand 0800 776 948.
  • The Canterbury Chinese Support Group is offering help and advice for Chinese people affected by the earthquake. Its headquarters is at the Rewi Alley Centre in Riccarton, Christchurch.
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