Help & Support Available
There are many organisation that offer help and support for grief and trauma ranging from resources, counselling and support groups.
Mental Health Foundation
Need to talk? Free call or text 1737 any time for support from a trained counsellor.
Lifeline Helpline - 0800 543 354
Call 0800 LIFELINE (0800 543 354) or text HELP (4357) for free, 24/7, confidential support – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Grief Centre, provides support, advice and counselling to help those affected by loss and grief.
They support people of all ages throughout New Zealand who are facing any kind of tough life situation, but they specialise in grief, loss and trauma.
DIA Life Events, along with Ministry of Justice, IRD, the Service Innovation Lab, and Sands (a not-for-profit Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Support organisation) have created a support resource for parents, family and whanau who have suffered the death of a child or baby. This support resource caters specifically to stillbirth, miscarriage, neonatal death, fetal abnormality, and SUDI (sudden unexpected death of an infant).