Looking out for at risk young people

We can all have a role in looking out for our most at risk young people.

If you are concerned for your teenager, and want some information there are lots of people who can help.  We've included a few options below, so you can choose what's right for you. 

  • Clinical Advisory Service Aotearoa - www.casa.org.nz
  • Lifeline Aotearoa has a dedicated suicide prevention phone line (0508 TAUTOKO) - www.lifeline.org.nz/
  • The Lowdown website provides information on depression specifically for young people  www.thelowdown.co.nz
  • Depression website - www.depression.org.nz
  • Skylight specialises in areas of loss, change, grief and trauma, whatever the cause www.skylight.org.nz
  • Mental health support services or groups. Each local area has different kinds of services available. Ask your doctor or your medical centre
  • Child, Youth and Family on 0508 FAMILY (0508 326 459)

Crisis phone services are there to talk with you and to listen, such as Lifeline on 0800 543 354 (or 09 5222 999 within Auckland), or Youthline on 0800 376 633.

If you feel your child or young person is at immediate risk of harm:

  • call 111
  • go to your closest hospital emergency department or
  • contact the crisis mental health team at your local district health board (DHB).

To view a list of the phone numbers for each DHB crisis team please click on the following link: www.mentalhealth.org.nz