Caring Caller St John

For some people living alone means that they miss out on daily human contact, someone to chat to, laugh with and share their lives with. St John Caring Caller is a free service that provides you with a regular friendship call. It is NOT a help line or a visiting service. It is a friendship … Continued

St John

For the Christchurch AMBULANCE Service ring 111. ST JOHN MEDICAL ALARMS 0800 50 23 23. Talks available on request. CARING CALLER 0800 780 780 (a free service) is a friend who provides regular friendship calls. Training is provided for people wishing to become a Caring Caller. To apply ring 0800 785 646. ST JOHN FIRST … Continued

Alcohol Drug Helpline

The Alcohol and Drug Helpline is an 0800 ‘phone information and referral service provided by the Alcohol Drug Association of New Zealand (ADANZ). Its mission is to provide information so people can make healthy choices about alcohol and drugs. The Helpline operates 10am to 10pm daily, every day (except Christmas Day and New Years Day). … Continued

Reid Technology

Supplies the following: Assistive Listening Devices and Alarm Systems Stock a wide range of amplified telephones – both corded and cordless, as well as wireless alarm systems for the deaf and hearing impaired. We also stock infra-red cordless systems for television and radio for home or office, and cross-the-counter hearing aid batteries. Personal amplifiers are … Continued


24 hour crisis telephone line which is available to anyone requiring counselling help. For help call 0800 543 354 ( which is a 24 hour helpline). Lifeline runs training sessions for volunteers who are interested in telephone counselling. For further information ring their Office number 366 6742. Free email counselling available on the email address … Continued

National Poisons Centre

National poison hotline 0800 POISON ( 0800 764 766 ) – This is a 24 hour, 7 days a week number. The National Poisons Centre (NPC), established in 1964, is part of the Dunedin School of Medicine at the University of Otago. It provides a 24-hour, 365-days-a-year free phone service to both health professionals and … Continued


A free, 24 hour, seven day, telephone healthline. The healthline has been set up to improve access to health and disability services. The call centre is staffed by registered nurses. They do not diagnose or treat health problems over the ‘phone but assess the situation by asking a series of questions and utilising a sophisticated … Continued


Deaf-Quip has a large range of equipment suitable for the hearing impaired eg. amplified telephones and accessories. Trials are not a problem and there is  no obligation to purchase. Ring Tony at above telephone number for further information. Categories: Deaf Hard of Hearing Deaf/Blind