Need urgent help now?

If you, or a veteran, is in crisis it is important to reach out. Help is always available.

COVID-19

Financial support

Because of COVID-19, financial pressure will be a reality for many. Help is available if you’re experiencing financial distress.

Find out what financial support you could access(external link)

Health questions

Do you have COVID-19 symptoms? Call your GP before you visit, or call Healthline on 0800 358 5453(external link).

COVID-19 symptoms(external link)

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If you live in NZ

If this is an emergency

Call 111 if you—or someone you know—are in immediate danger.

If you need to talk

If you or someone else is not in immediate danger—but still need to talk—the following organisations can help.

Organisation Contact
Need to talk? 1737(external link) 1737—phone or text a trained counsellor
NZDF4U(external link) 0800 693 348
Lifeline Aotearoa(external link) 0800 543 354
Samaritans(external link) 0800 726 666

If you need support

Healthline

Healthline can help you if you’re feeling unwell but not sure whether you need to see a doctor. It's staffed by registered nurses who are specialists in assessing and advising over the phone.

Call Healthline on 0800 611 116.

Royal New Zealand Returned and Services Association (RSA)

The RSA honours and supports both current and ex-service members. It can provide financial and other support through its networks in NZ.

Contact an RSA’s District Support Advisor(external link)

If you live in Australia

If this is an emergency

Call 000(external link) if you—or someone you know—are in immediate danger.

If you need to talk

If you or someone else is not in immediate danger—but still need to talk—the following organisations can help.

Australian contacts

Organisation Phone
Lifeline Australia(external link) 12 11 14
MensLine Australia(external link) 1300 78 99 78
Overwatch Australia(external link) 1800 699 2824
Relationships Australia(external link) 1300 364 277
Suicide Call Back Service(external link) 1300 659 467