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Yarns Support

Need a yarn?

Do you know a guy who is going through a tough time and could do with a good yarn?

The Yarns Men are trained in Peer Support, Mental Health First Aid & Suicide Prevention. That and they love a good yarn. Whilst we are prepared to have a difficult conversation to determine what support you need, we are really about talking rubbish and having a laugh.


We intend to meet in person for a coffee and chat. Whilst we can have a phone call or text briefly, we believe in connecting in person.


We are not a crisis service or a helpline. It may be that through our conversation we determine another service or support organisation would be more appropriate. We can help refer to those services and navigate the support pathways.


Please enter your details and their details below so we can tee something up.

*Please note, that we are currently only based in Christchurch.

Book in for a yarn.

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Other Support Resources.

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  • Are you feeling stressed or just need someone to talk to?

  • Are you feeling down or a bit overwhelmed?

  • Do you know someone who is feeling out-of-sorts or down?

Whatever it is, They’re here.

Free call or free text 1737 any time, 24 hours a day.


You’ll get to talk to (or text with) a trained counsellor or talk to a peer support worker. Their service is completely free.
They offer brief 1:1 counselling support where they focus on one or two key things you need support for. 

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Urgent Care

If this is an emergency and you feel you or someone else is at risk of harm, please call the freephone number:
0800 920 092 (24 hours, 7 days a week)
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Suicide Crisis Helpline

0508 TAUTOKO (0508 828 865)

A free, nationwide service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

TAUTOKO is operated by trained and experienced social service practitioners who have undergone suicide prevention training.

If you think you, or someone you know, may be thinking about suicide, call the Suicide Crisis Helpline for support.

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Mental Health Support

The Traffic Lights

Mental health is a journey that flows like a continuum that has its ups and downs. Some days, we're rocking it; others, not so much. A lot of us have been there, in a bit of a spiral. But no worries, there is a wee framework to keep us on track – the traffic light system. 

In the Green

You're just cruising!! We love it!

Fellas, stay connected socially and true to your values. Keep learning, living in the moment, and prioritizing self-care. Stay active and maintain a routine for a balanced life.


Check out the All Right campaign for more tips on well-being.

In the Orange

In challenging times, seek that extra support.


Connect with Yarns Support for assistance, and don't hesitate to reach out to your GP team for guidance; they can connect you with the appropriate resources. Remember, opening up to someone you trust is vital.

The Canterbury Men's Centre offers counseling with flexible rates, ensuring support is accessible.

Join the Hey Bro Brotherhood on Facebook for camaraderie among Kiwi men.

Additionally, explore helpful apps and online tools like those provided by the Mental Health Foundation and Just a Thought.

In the Red

Things have got hard, there are people that can help!

In case of emergencies, dial 111 for immediate assistance from the police.


For non-immediate crises, reach out to Crisis Resolution at
0800 920 092.

Remember, gentlemen, we're united in this. Keep the conversation going and support each other, whether online or offline. You're never alone, and reaching out is a courageous act!

We Need Your Support Today!

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