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Self-care with psychosis

Te whakaora ake i te heaheatanga

Having psychosis can seem like a big challenge, but there are ways you can reduce its impact on your life. Trying some of the options below can make things more manageable, which in turn will help you feel more in control. This can help make other treatments more successful.

Things you can try:

Phone lines

If you feel the need to talk to someone, there are phone lines with trained counsellors available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

1737, need to talk?

Phone: 1737 or 0800-1737-1737

Txt: 1737


Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 1737 is staffed by trained counsellors who can talk you through your problems and suggest help in your area.


Phone: 0800-LIFELINE (0800-543-354)

Txt: HELP (4357)

Lifeline is a free confidential professional counselling service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed September 2023.


See also:

Getting help for a mental health issue

Keeping physically healthy with a mental illness or addiction

Medications for mental health issues

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