We provide services for residents of the Hutt Valley who are experiencing moderate to serious mental health problems. If you are concerned about your immediate safety or the safety of someone else ring 111.
One in five New Zealanders will experience a mental illness at some stage of their lives.
We are committed to respecting our obligations to the Treaty of Waitangi, and providing culturally safe and appropriate services in partnership with consumers/tangata whaiora and their families/whanau.
Where to find help
If you are concerned about your own or someone else's mental health, help is available.
A GP can give advice to someone experiencing problems with mental health. They may treat the person directly or refer them to one of the other services available in the community.
DHB Mental Health Services
Our specialist mental health services can accept self-referrals. If you are not comfortable calling us, ask a family member or friend to phone for you. You can bring whanau/family member or a friend with you to our services.
Here are some useful links below
Mental health services
Services for children and young people
Depression and anxiety
Mental health and privacy
Links to useful resources
Sometimes it helps to talk to someone. These helplines operate 24/7 and are free to phone. They are operated by trained counsellors who can help you talk through problems and identify ways of coping.
- Lifeline: 0800 543 354
- Kidsline: 0800 543 754
- Youthline: 0800 376 633
- Women’s Refuge Crisis Line 0800 733 843
- Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757
- Samaritans: 0800 726 666
- Healthline : 0800 611 116
The government has introduced a free self-help therapy tool called SPARX.
This is an online fantasy role-playing game that allows the player to learn techniques for coping with depression, anxiety and other life problems.
SPARX is based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and available free to New Zealand residents.
(Requires an internet connection.)