The Psychotherapists Board of Aotearoa New Zealand/Te Poari o ngā Kaihaumanu Hinengaro o Aotearoa (Board) would like to express its heartfelt condolences to the whanau and communities affected by the tragic events in Christchurch on Friday 15th March 2019.
The Board would also like to acknowledge and thank the various health practitioners and professionals who have been and will be supporting affected individuals, whanau and communities throughout this difficult time.
As noted by the Ministry of Health anyone distressed by the incident in Christchurch can speak or text a counsellor at no cost by calling or texting 1737. Or if you need to talk to someone else:
*Lifeline 0800 543 354
*Suicide Crisis Helpline 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)
*Youthline 0800 376 633 or free text 234
*Kidsline 0800 54 37 54 (for under 18s)
*What's Up 0800 942 8787
*Depression Helpline 0800 111 757 or free text 4202
*Samaritans 0800 726 666
*OUTLine NZ 0800 688 5463
*Healthline 0800 611 116
Tukuna ngā roimata kia heke, whiua te hūpē, ka haruru te tapuwae ki te marae, ka ea, ka ea
Express your emotions, let tears flow and gather together for support and recovery