Support for Veterans
If you or someone close to you is in crisis and needs immediate assistance, help is available.
If it is a medical emergency
Call 111 if you - or someone you know - needs urgent medical assistance.
If you need to talk
If you or someone else is not in immediate danger but still needs to talk, you can reach out to an RSA support advisor for assistance.
Contact details for District Support Managers can be found here.
Other organisations that can provide immediate assistance include:
|Need to talk? 1737
|1737 - phone or text a trained counsellor
|0800 693 348 - support for currently serving military personnel and their families
|0800 543 354
|0800 726 666
RSA Support Services
The RSA has a range of support services available to help. Whether you are currently serving, have a history of military service or are a whānau member of a service person, our support services are here to help.
Our support advisors can provide immediate assistance, or help you with longer term issues that might require a range of solutions. We have 250 trained support advisors across the country, who are ready to help right now.
To find your nearest support advisor, please call one of our District Support Managers.
Veterans' Employment Advisors
The RSA's Veteran Employment Team works to increase and maintain the wellbeing and mana of veterans and their whānau by supporting veterans into sustained employment, promoting their military skill sets and values to employers, and assisting them with the transition from service into civilian life.
Find out more about the services available here.
You can find contact details for a Veteran Employment advisor here.
NZDF Support Hubs
The RSA has been rolling out support hubs in NZDF camps and bases around the country and plans are progressing to open more in the near future.
If you are a currently serving member of the NZDF, or a member of the immediate whānau of someone who is serving, you can access support from your nearest RSA support hub.
Find your nearest NZDF Support Hub here.
There are a number of other veterans' organisations that are also available to provide support.
027 477 1984
021 0278 2766
021 725 481
027 706 6308