Violence prevention helplines
If you or someone you know has experienced violence or sexual harm now or in the past, help is available.
Here is a list of services that are free and confidential and won’t judge you for reaching our for help or advice.
For help right now
If you or someone else is in immediate danger, call 111 and ask for the police.
Safe to Talk: Free call 0800 044 334, or free text 4334 to talk to trained counsellors for sexual harm 24/7. They can provide someone who can speak in your Pasifika language if you prefer – just let them know. You can also live chat with a counsellor 24/7.
Find support for young people
Aunty Dee: For online support to help you solve your problems.
Find support and information for all ages
ACC Support: ACC’s sensitive claims unit provides free and confidential access to support (including therapy) for people affected by sexual violence in any way. Visit www.findsupport.co.nz, free call 0800 733 842 or email email@example.com. For all other enquiries or injuries as a result of family violence free call 0800 222 822 or visit www.acc.co.nz.
Women’s Refuge: Free call 0800 733 843. Information and support for women and children, available 24/7.
Shine: Free call 0508 744 633. Information and advice for domestic abuse, available 9am-11pm.
Pasifika Proud: A campaign tailored specifically for family violence within Pasifika communities.
Family Services Directory: A list of social services that provide support to families.