With love, from us

Caitie Gutierrez

Koala hugging Kiwi

Dear CanTeen Aotearoa New Zealand,

On behalf of the online support and counselling team, I would like to say we are so very sorry to hear about the events that occurred in Christchurch on Friday. We are keeping you in our thoughts and sending all our love.

If you’d like to speak to someone about your feelings around current events, here are some resources and organisations you can reach out to:

Whanau Ora (for Māori young people) https://www.tpk.govt.nz/en/whakamahia/whanau-ora/find-a-whanau-ora-provider-andor-initiative

The Lowdown is a website to help young New Zealanders understand depression or anxiety. Free phone 0800 111 757 Email team@thelowdown.co.nz webchat or free text 5626


What's Up – 0800 942 8787 (for 5–18-year olds). Phone counselling is available Monday to Friday, midday–11pm and weekends, 3pm–11pm. Online chat is available from 5pm–11pm 7 days a week, including all public holidays.


Kidsline – 0800 54 37 54 (0800 kidsline) for young people up to 18 years of age. Open 24/7.


Lifeline NZ – All ages 24hr service, similar to Lifeline Australia 0800 543 354

We are here for you.

Kia Kaha. ❤