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Kia Ora and welcome
What is the Psychotherapists Board of Aotearoa New Zealand?

Te Poari o ngā Kaihaumanu Hinengaro o Aotearoa (the Board) is a health regulatory authority. The Board's role is ensure the safety of consumers using the services of a psychotherapist. This is done by making sure all psychotherapists meet the requirements of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (HPCAA).

January 2021 Hours

The Board's office is open reduced hours for general enquiries Tuesday - Thursday throughout January. The office will reopen Monday - Thursday from 01 February 2021.

Other helpful contacts:

- 1737, Need to talk? - Free call or text 1737 to talk to a trained counsellor
- Depression.org.nz - 0800 111 757 or text 4202
- Lifeline - 0800 543 354
- Suicide Crisis Helpline - 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)
- Kidsline - 0800 54 37 54 for people up to 18 years old. Open 24/7.
- Youthline - 0800 376 633, free text 234, email talk@youthline.co.nz, or find online chat and other support options
- Rural Support Trust - 0800 787 254
- Samaritans - 0800 726 666
- What's Up - 0800 942 8787 (for 5-18 year olds) Phone counselling.
- Thelowdown.co.nz - Web chat, email chat or free text 5626
- Anxiety New Zealand - 0800 ANXIETY (0800 269 4389)
- Supporting Families in Mental Illness - 0800 732 825.

In a life-threatening situation please call 111.

Recertification and Audit

Psychotherapists selected for the 2019-2020 Board audit have now been contacted. For further information, please click here to view the Board's Recertification and Audit page.

How Health Regulators Work to Protect the Health of all New Zealanders

COVID-19 Aotearoa New Zealand

Aotearoa New Zealand Government COVID-19 Information Website here

Psychotherapists throughout Aotearoa New Zealand are managing the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic while continuing to support the wellbeing of their clients.

Aotearoa New Zealand is now on Alert Level 1 Prepare.
- The disease is contained in Aotearoa New Zealand.

  • Stay home if you're sick, report flu-like symptoms.
  • Wash and dry hands, cough into elbow, don't touch your face.
  • No restrictions on domestic transport avoid public transport or travel if sick.
  • No restrictions on workplaces or services but they are encouraged to maintain records to enable contact tracing.
  • QR codes issued by the NZ Government must be displayed in workplaces and on public transport to enable use of the NZ COVID Tracer App for contact tracing

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