Due to COVID-19 containment measures, some of our services are not available. A list of Lifewise Services is available here.

LATEST UPDATE about self-isolation for people who are sleeping rough.

In case of emergency, please dial 111, for support and information about COVID-19 call the free government helpline on 0800 779 997 (8am–1am, 7 days a week) or visit covid19.govt.nz

Lifewise works with people of all ages and all ethnicities. Our services are open to anyone in need. We assist with a wide variety of issues including family problems, poverty, homelessness, isolation and marginalisation.

If you need help please contact Lifewise. This can be done confidentially by email or phone.

The Wecare.kiwi services and the number 1737 are not Lifewise services and not affiliated to Lifewise in any way. We have listed these options here as additional support, in case you need it, during the COVID-19 lockdown period. To see a list of all Lifewise services, please click here.

Wecare.kiwi

wecare.kiwi has been launched to help people of any age living alone, or caring for others, with social connection and practical help.

wecare.kiwi is working with other not for profits and the Student Volunteer Army – to request a local helper phone 0800 777 797, email centre@carers.net.nz, or visit the wecare.kiwi website.

Registration is fast and you will be matched with a Police vetted IHC volunteer in your area.

During Level 4 lockdown this will include check-ins by phone and email, and helping with concerns about accessing supports.

When we are back to Levels 2 and 3, volunteers can assist with pickups and deliveries, practical help, and staying in touch.

Need to talk? 1737. Free call or text any time 

This situation is temporary, and while we don’t know how long it will last, we do know that things will get better over time. And it’s good to pay attention to your wellbeing.

If you’re needing some help free call or text 1737 any time, 24 hours a day. You’ll get to talk to (or text with) a trained counsellor. Their service is completely free.

  • Are you feeling anxious or just need someone to talk to? Call or text 1737
  • Are you feeling down or a bit overwhelmed? Call or text 1737
  • Do you know someone who is feeling out-of-sorts? Let them know they can call or text 1737 

Lifewise is a registered charity under the name The Lifewise Trust, registration number CC40248

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