The HELP! Page
Woman in New Zealand are strong by nature but we all need help at some stage or another. The justbeforedinner help page makes finding that help just a click away.
Remember in emergencies always call 111.
Woman's Refuge Links:
Click through to the official
women's refuge official website. Find a local refuge, get advise and
support. Site has a "HIDE MY VISIT" feature for extra
How to Report a Missing Person:
Although most missing persons make an appearance with in 48 hours the police recommend you contact the police immediately if you are concerned for a friend or family member.
Depression information links
Depression shouldn't be taken lightly and can be crippling to your life. Getting help for yourself or a friend can save a life in more ways then one.
Are you a teenager wanting help? - The lowdown.co.nz is full of useful information.
Looking to help someone else? - Depression.org.nz has some information for you too.
Depression helpline - 0800 111 757
In an emergency call...111
Other useful links
Family and community services have a great national directory where family support organisations are sorted by region and service.
Counselling in Kapiti - Family Matters Foundation (NZ) Ltd. Specialising in children, families, individual and couples counselling.
Crisis Pregnancy Support offers support for woman facing the hard decisions associated with unexpected or unwanted pregnancy.
Rape Assistance Links:
assistance in reporting a rape to the police and locating someone to help
Local Police Links:
If you require police assistance but would rather speak directly to local agency the following links may assist:
Victim Support - 0800-VICTIM (0800 842 846)
Suicide links and support numbers
Always take feelings of suicide seriously. Always take talk of suicide seriously. Thinking it will just go away or ignoring the issue will not help.
Talk to someone, a friend, a doctor or one of the supporter lines below:
Support Phone Lines:
Lifeline: 0800 543 354
Youthline: 0800 376 633
If you are worried that someone may commit suicide -
Contact your local GP for advice.
Call one of the lines above.
Let the person talk to you, don't offer advise.
Stop and really listen to the person's point of view.
DO NOT LEAVE THE PERSON ALONE if you think they may be suicidal.
Remember you can only do so much:
The government has a useful booklet available in PDF called After a suicide.