• what are feelings?
  • it helps to talk
  • it's ok to have feelings
  • got questions?
  • what's on?

what is Kidsline?

Kidsline is New Zealand's original telephone counselling service for all kids up to 18 years of age.

Kidsline is uniquely about kids being there for other kids – we are the only national child helpline in the world where every counsellor is a secondary school student.

Kidsline is available 24/7 however when kids ring between 4pm-9pm Monday - Friday they will speak to a Kidsline Buddy – a specially trained teenage telephone counsellor.

Safe to talk

Our service is FREE and SAFE to talk. At Kidsline we listen really carefully to what you've got to say. We'll support and encourage you and help you come up with the best approach to what's happening for you.


You can call Kidsline free from anywhere in New Zealand, or from your mobile phone to 0800 54 37 54.

Kidsline is a service provided by Lifeline Aotearoa, a leading provider of helplines in New Zealand. You can find out more about Lifeline Aotearoa by clicking here.

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