A helpline for kids

 0800 WHAT'S UP is a free counselling helpline and online chat service for children and teenagers. It's staffed by trained counsellors — available from early afternoon to 11pm, 365 days a year.

Our counsellors help callers find their own solutions to their problems, equipping them with the tools they need to deal with situations now and in the future.

0800 WHAT'S UP allows repeat callers to choose to speak to the same counsellor each time, helping them build rapport and confidence.

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Call: 0800 WHAT’S UP (0800 942 8787)

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Call: Mon-Fri: 12-11pm, Sat-Sun: 3-11pm
Online Chat: 3pm - 10pm


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365 days a year

Want to know more?

For more information, or to connect with the WHAT'S UP webchat service, visit www.whatsup.co.nz.


Need help quickly?

In an emergency, or if you believe a child is in immediate danger, call 111.

If you’re worried a child or young person could be at risk due to abuse or neglect, and the situation is not an emergency, call Oranga Tamariki on 0508 326 459 or email contact@mvcot.govt.nz.


Community partnerships

We partner with some fantastic organisations who are committed to helping Kiwi kids get help when they need it.

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