NZDF

Family Support Information

We think these are some of the most important links for you.  We don’t want to reproduce information that is already available from other sites so will instead redirect you to their pages (these sites aren't managed by NZDF).

Family Services Directory

This directory has really useful information about all aspects of family support including: health, education, mental health, parenting, legal services, ethnic support, youth, disability and special needs.  www.familyservices.govt.nz/directory/

Parenting

  • Family Works  www.familyworks.org.nz
  • Supporting Families www.supportingfamilies.org.nz
  • Skip Tips for Under 5's  www.skip.org.nz
  • Barnardos www.barnados.org.nz
  • Stand   www.standforchildren.org.nz
  • Parent Help www.parenthelp.org.nz
  • Skylight www.skylight.org.nz
  • Kiwi Families www.kiwifamilies.co.nz/articles/relationship-services
  • Vodafone - Tips for parents to help their children stay safe in the digital world  www.vodafone.com/content/parents.html

    Finances and Budgeting

    Tips, tools and support to manage your finances and budget

  • Sorted www.sorted.org.nz
  • Citizens Advice Bureau www.cab.org.nz or 0800 367 222

    Relationships

    Information and support for managing and creating healthy relationships

  • Lifeline 0800 543 354  http://www.lifeline.org.nz/
  • Vitae 0508 664 981  www.vitae.co.nz
  • Stand   www.standforchildren.org.nz
  • Family Works  www.familyworks.org.nz
  • Supporting Families www.supportingfamilies.org.nz
  • Relationship Counselling - Separating or getting Divorced www.govt.nz/browse/family-and-whanau/separating-or-getting-divorced/relationship-counselling/

    Supporting someone with mental health issues

  • The Mental Health Foundation provides national services, resources and information  www.mentalhealth.org.nz
  • Supporting Families assist those who have a loved one with mental illness  www.supportingfamilies.org.nz

    Posted or Moving to a new Location?

  • School and Early Childhood Education: Find out where local schools/ECEs are and any zoning (including maps) www.newzealandnow.govt.nz/living-in-nz/education
  • Your Local Council: Find out useful information for events, services and amenities www.lgnz.co.nz/home/nzs-local-government/new-zealands-councils/ 
  • Recreation: Find out about local sports, recreation, services and facilities in your new area www.newzealandnow.govt.nz/living-in-nz/recreation
  • Doctor: Find a new Doctor/GP locally www.healthpages.co.nz/directory/categories/doctors-general-practices
  • Accident & Medical Clinics: Find your local accident and medical clinic www.healthpages.co.nz/directory/categories/accident-medical
  • Dentist: Find a new dental service for your child up to 18 years old
     www.health.govt.nz/new-zealand-health-system/publicly-funded-health-and-disability-services/visiting-dentist

    Urgent Support

    For urgent support and information here are important helpline numbers; all are available 24/7 unless stated otherwise:

  • Plunketline 0800 933 922
  • Parent Help 0800 568 856
  • Healthline  0800 611 116

    Helplines

  • Alcohol and Drug Helpline 0800 787 797
  • Depression Helpline 0800 111 757
  • Suicide Crisis Helpline 0508 82 88 65
  • Cancer Support 0800 226 237
  • Lifeline 0800 543 354
  • Family Violence Information Helpline 0800 456 450
  • Samaritans 0800 726 666
  • Civil Defence 04 817 8555 (if its an emergency dial 111)

    Sexual Assault / Abuse Helplines

  • National Collective of Rape Crisis (24/7) Helpline 0800 883 300
  • Auckland Sexual Abuse Help Foundation 09 623 1700
  • Auckland Counselling Services Centre Charitable Trust 09 277 9324
  • Whangarei - Miriam Centre 09 437 6010
  • Te Awamutu Healing and Rape Crisis Centre 07 871 8132
  • Bay of Plenty Sexual Assault Support Service 0800 227 233
  • Wellington Sexual Abuse Help Foundation 04 801 6655
  • Hutt Rape Counselling Network 04 566 5517 or 0800 226 694
  • Wairarapa Rape and Sexual Abuse Collective 06 370 8446 or 0800 614 614
  • Nelson - Sexual Abuse Support and Healing 03 548 2407
  • Women's Refuge, Sexual Assault Resource Centre Marlborough 03 577 9939
  • Te Puna Oranga - 24hr crisis support 0800 trauma line

      Male Survivors Support Network

    • Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse www.survivor.org.nz  03 377 6747
    • Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Trust  Ken Clearwater, National Advocate
            027 353 3854
    • Male Room Inc 03 548 0403
    • NZDF Social Media Handbook

      Check our Skip for Parenting advice and strategies www.skip.org.nz

      Building resilience handbook

      This booklet explains how stress works and gives practical ideas, check lists and guides for working with others and dealing with family stress.
      [pdf, 378kb, 71 pages]

      NCO Parental Booklet [pdf, 1mb, 10 pages]
      This page was last reviewed on 22 July 2018, and is current.