Barnardos 0800What’s Up (0800 942 87 87) is a free and confidential nationwide telephone/online chat helpline for children and youth in New Zealand between the ages of 5-18 years old, staffed by paid, trained counsellors.
We have been there for the children of Aotearoa for over 17 years, and during this time we have talked with thousands of children about whatever is on their mind. We have listened to their stories, their worries, and even their jokes.
We do not tell them what to do, but instead provide support, and allow them space to explore what is best for them and the possible consequences of their choices.
0800What’s Up is open every day, including public holidays.
Our phone line hours are:-
Monday to Friday 12 noon to 11pm
Saturdays and Sundays 3pm to 11pm
Our online chat is open 3-10pm, 7 days