NZDF

Family Support Information

We think these are some of the most important links for you and we will be adding more to this page as we progress. We don’t want to reproduce information that is already available from other sites so will instead redirect you to their pages.

For information about all aspects of family support including health, education, mental health, parenting, legal services, ethnic support, youth, disability and special needs go to the family services Community Investment site. 
www.familyservices.govt.nz/directory/

Other Sites that may be useful

(Links are to sites that are not managed by NZDF and will open in another window).

Parenting

  • Family Works  www.familyworks.org.nz
  • Supporting Families www.supportingfamilies.org.nz
  • Skip Tips - For strategies and ideas 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 www.vodafone.com/content/parents.html

    Finances and Budgeting
    www.sorted.org.nz
    www.familybudgeting.org.nz

    Relationships  (information about managing and creating healthy relationships)

    Schooling and Education
    This site will show you where schools are located and tell you about zoning (includes maps)
    www.newzealandnow.govt.nz/living-in-nz/education

    Doctors
    Finding a Doctor at your new location (includes maps) and GP’s taking new patients
    www.healthpoint.co.nz/doctors/ (Auckland area)
    www.healthpages.co.nz

    Go to the Ministry of Heath site for contact details of your nearest Primary Health Organisation who can give you details of Doctors taking new patients.

    Supporting someone with mental health issues

  • The Mental Health Foundation www.mentalhealth.org.nz provides national services and information

  • Supporting Families assist those who have a loved one with a mental illness www.supportingfamilies.org.nz
  •  Moving and your new location
    If you want to find out about what services and facilities are available in the new location you are moving to have a look here. Includes sports, arts and community information.
    www.newzealandnow.govt.nz/living-in-nz/recreation

    Your local City Council 
    Useful information for events, services  and amenities
    www.lgnz.co.nz/home/nzs-local-government/new-zealands-councils/

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

    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 04 494 7270 free call Mon to Fri
    • Lifeline 0800 543 354
    • Family Violence Information Helpline 0800 456 450
    • Samaritans 0800 726 666
    • Civil Defence 04 817 8555

    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 04 499 7530 or 04 499 7532
    • Hutt Rape Counselling Network 04 566 5517 or 0800 226 694
    • Wairarapa Rape and Sexual Abuse Collective 06 370 8446 or 0800 614 614

      South Island

    • Nelson - Sexual Abuse Support and Healing (SASH-Nelson) 03 548 2407
    • Women's Refuge, Sexual Assault Resource Centre Marlborough 03 577 9939
    • Te Puna Oranga - 24hr crisis support 0800 traumaline

      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 3 May 2016, and is current.