Support services and information for people experiencing grief and loss and their family/whānau.
Free call or text 1737 any time, 24 hours a day to talk or text with a trained counsellor about any type of grief or loss.
ACROSS is an Anglican, Catholic and Community support service providing social work, counselling and foster care services to families in the Palmerston North area. Phone 06 356 7486 or email enquiries@ across.org.nz.
Bittersweet Parents and Bittersweet Siblings.
Support groups of parents or siblings of a child who has died at any age for any reason. Is Australian-based but open to bereaved New Zealand parents and siblings.
Grief Centre NZ
Phone (09) 418 1457. Offers counselling, support groups, resources and more.
Grief Support Services Tauranga
Phone (07) 578 4480. Offers counselling, support groups, resources and more.
Freephone 0800 611 116. Nurses specialised in assessing and advising over the phone.
Phone (04) 381 0266. Special medical care for people with serious illnesses.
Phone 0800 534 354 for 24/7 counselling and support.
Miscarriage Support Auckland
Phone (09) 378 4060. Support for people who have been affected by miscarriage.
Support for parents and families who have experienced the death of a baby at any stage during pregnancy, as a baby or infant.
Freephone 0800 299 100. Enabling children, young people, their family/whanau and friends to navigate through times of trauma, loss and grief. Provides individual and family counselling, library, training programmes and support groups, helpful articles and more.
St John Caring Caller
Freephone 0800 780 780 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. A free St John’s Caring Caller service that connects people who need a friend with people who have time to ring them to listen and chat, or check that all is well. Trained volunteers are matched with people with similar personalities or interests.
Together – Bereaved Parents Support Group
Email: TogetherBPSG@hotmail.com. Together is a peer support group, designed by bereaved parents for bereaved parents. This is a free growth focused group aims to bring together grieving parents for help, support and understanding. The group is open to any parents who have lost a child.
Phone 0800 842 846 24 hours a day. Offer support to victims of crime and support in the first days after the suicide of someone close to you.