Your local Community Law Centre can provide free initial legal advice and information.
Health and Disability Commissioner
This “Mental health and addictions” webpage has information and pamphlets about mental-health services, including information for families and whānau.
Since the Mental Health Commission ceased to exist in 2012, the functions of the Health and Disability Commissioner have included monitoring mental health and addiction services and promoting improvements to those services. A specialist Mental Health Commissioner position was established in 2012 as part of the Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner.
Ministry of Health Services and Support
Mental Health Foundation
The Mental Health Foundation has useful links and resources for people dealing with mental health issues. Helplines:
1737 call or text to talk
1737 is a completely free service to call or text 1737 any time, 24 hours a day. You’ll get to talk to (or text with) a trained counsellor.