“Returned Services Association Support services
Contact the Support Advisor at your local RSA, or
Email RNZRSA National Office: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Veterans Affairs New Zealand
Freephone 0800 4838372 / 0800 4 VETERANS (or +64 4 495 2070 from overseas)
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website 
www.veteransaffairs.mil.nz

Lifeline (open 24/7) - 0800 543 354

Depression Helpline (open 24/7) - 0800 111 757

Healthline (open 24/7) - 0800 611 116

Samaritans (open 24/7) - 0800 726 666

Suicide Crisis Helpline (open 24/7) - 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO). This is a service for people who may be thinking about suicide, or those who are concerned about family or friends.

Youthline (open 24/7) - 0800 376 633. You can also text 234 for free between 8am and midnight, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

0800 WHATSUP children's helpline - phone 0800 9428 787 between 1pm and 10pm on weekdays and from 3pm to 10pm on weekends. Online chat is available from 7pm to 10pm every day at 
www.whatsup.co.nz.

Kidsline (open 24/7) - 0800 543 754. This service is for children aged 5 to 18. Those who ring between 4pm and 9pm on weekdays will speak to a Kidsline buddy. These are specially trained teenage telephone counsellors.

Your local Rural Support Trust - 0800 787 254 (0800 RURAL HELP)

Alcohol Drug Helpline (open 24/7) - 0800 787 797. You can also text 8691 for free.

For further information, contact the Mental Health Foundation's free Resource and Information Service (09 623 4812).”


No Duff is an observer of the quarterly NZDF KIWI (Killed – Injured – Wounded – Ill) Forum at HQ NZDF.