Story: Mental health services

Mental health community organisations: Lifeline (1st of 4)

Mental health community organisations: Lifeline

Lifeline, a free telephone counselling service, was set up in 1965 for people experiencing personal difficulties. These life crises, such as the death of a family member or the break-up of a personal relationship, may trigger mental health problems. This flyer advertised Lifeline in 1982. Today the nationwide phone number is 0800 543 354.

Image courtesy of LifeLine

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Auckland City Libraries – Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: Eph.MentalHealth.1982

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How to cite this page:

Warwick Brunton, 'Mental health services - Community care, 1990s onwards', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/ephemera/29427/mental-health-community-organisations-lifeline (accessed 27 October 2021)

Story by Warwick Brunton, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 21 Jun 2018