Earthquake Support Line

Call 0800 777 846 for post-earthquake support.

In response to the recent earthquakes and aftershocks, a 24/7 Earthquake Support Line is being run by the National Telehealth Service.

If you need support or are concerned about how the situation is affecting you or your whānau, you can call for 0800 777 846 for support and advice.

You can call anytime of day, seven days a week.

The Earthquake Support Line is staffed with qualified mental health experts from Homecare Medical who have direct access to Healthline nurses and other 24/7 national telehealth services.

For other health concerns you should call your GP or call Healthline on 0800 611 116. It is free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Financial support or assistance

You can call the Government Helpline 0800 779 997 to find out what financial support or assistance may be available.  Read more about the Government Helpline.

Other sources of help and advice for coping with stress after an earthquake or emergency

You can read our guide to managing stress in an emergency and helping children.

The Mental Health Foundation has an earthquake resources section to help guide you through the Kaikoura earthquake and aftershocks:

The Health Navigator also has top 5 tips for what to do after a damaging earthquake.

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