Parents Corner

Helpful readings and resources to aid in the guidance of raising young men.


Please be aware that some of these articles are from outside New Zealand so helplines mentioned are not accurate. Here is our NZ information:


1737, Need to talk? Free call or text 1737 any time
Lifeline – 0800 543 354
Youthline – 0800 376 633, free text 234 or email or online chat
Samaritans – 0800 726 666
Suicide Crisis Helpline – 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)
What’s Up – 0800 942 8787 (for 5–18 year olds). Phone counselling is available Monday to Friday, midday–11pm and weekends, 3pm–11pm. Online chat is available 7pm–10pm daily.
Kidsline – 0800 54 37 54 (0800 kidsline) for young people up to 18 years of age. Open 24/7. – or email or free text 5626
Anxiety New Zealand – 0800 ANXIETY (0800 269 4389)

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