top of page

Wellbeing Help

Support for Those Affected by Cyclone Gabrielle and Extreme Weather Events.

In the wake of Cyclone Gabrielle and other severe weather events, many of us may be facing unexpected challenges and emotional turmoil. The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand understands the profound impact such events can have on our mental health and wellbeing. They are here to offer support, understanding, and practical resources to help you and your whānau navigate through these trying times.

If you could use some extra support right now, or you know someone who you think is struggling, it’s okay – there is help available. Nobody should go through a tough time alone.


If you’re not sure where to start, talk to your GP. They’re trained to assess and provide support and know what other services are available in your area.


New face-to-face mental health services are being developed across the country as part of the Access and Choice programme. Visit to find a service near you.


There are also a number of free helplines available:


  • Need to talk? Call or text 1737 any time for support from a trained counsellor.

  • The Depression Helpline Call 0800 111 757 or text 4202 to talk through issues with a trained counsellor.

  • Youthline Call 0800 376 633, text 234, email or go to for an online chat. 

  • Alcohol Drug Helpline Call 0800 787 797 or text 8681 for confidential advice, information or support about drinking or other drug use.

  • Rural Support Trust Call 0800 787 254 or visit for practical and emotional support for lifestyle block owners, growers, farmers, workers and whānau.


If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 111.


For more wellbeing tips, resources, and tools, go to:


Post-cyclone regional assistance:

DALL·E 2023-11-27 08.47.00 - Enhance the semi-abstract representation of the impact of ext

Thank you for your interest in this survey, your opinion matters, we read every response.

The survey is anonymous, and you won't be personally identified in any feedback or results presented. SIL Research is a Napier based research company and member of the Research Association of New Zealand; we strictly adhere to industry privacy and confidentiality practices.

bottom of page