For information, counselling and support call in confidence the Gambling
Helpline 0800 654 655 – 24 hours, 365 days.
Also has specialist lines
Youth line 0800 654 659 Mon 5-8pm
Pasifika line 0800 654 657, Tues 5-9pm, Thurs 6-9pm, Fri 12 noon -4pm
Maori line 0800 654 656 Mon 12 noon – 4pm, Wed 5pm-9pm, Sat 8am-12 noon
Gambling debt line 0800 654 658, Sat 12noon-4pm
Clients can send an anonymous free text to 8006, and immediately receive an automated response to confirm the Gambling Helpline has received the text, which also contains the free phone number. A counsellor will then send a personalised response, encouraging the texter to phone for help or to provide details so that an information pack can be sent.