‘Need to Talk? 1737’ is  a free call or text telehealth helpline in New Zealand.

The service has been launched in order to offer help to those with any form of psychological distress, which may include depression, suicide and relationship break-ups.


In the six months from October 2016 to March 2017, there were more than 286,000 contacts to the National Telehealth Service, including:

  • Healthline: 149,612
  • Depression Helpline: 15,209
  • Alcohol Drug Helpline: 6658
  • Gambling Helpline: 2419.

For more information please visit: https://1737.org.nz/