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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:

Organisation Contact
Need to talk? 1737 1737 - phone or text a trained counsellor
NZDF4U 0800 693 348 - support for currently serving military personnel and their families
Lifeline Aotearoa 0800 543 354
Samaritans 0800 726 666

 

The RSA's support advisors can also help connect you with other agencies that may be able to provide assistance. Please get in touch with one of our District Support Managers to find out how we can help.

 

RSA District Support Managers: 

Northland DSM

Charlie Lamb

dsm.northland@rsa.org.nz

027 208 1355

Auckland

Ari Panapa

dsm.auckland@rsa.org.nz

021 0859 0254

Waikato | King Country | Bay of Plenty DSM

Tricia Hague

dsm.waikato@rsa.org.nz

027 388 6243

Wairarapa | Hawkes Bay | East Coast DSM

Janet Castell

dsa.wairarapa@rsa.org.nz

027 239 1008

Central DSM

Stephen Hunt

dsm.central@rsa.org.nz

 027 278 2245

Wellington DSM

Stephen Hunt

dsm.central@rsa.org.nz

 027 278 2245

Nelson | Marlborough | Westland DSM

John Capill

dsm.marlborough@rsa.org.nz

021 029 48679

Canterbury DSM

Wendy Clark

dsm.canterbury@rsa.org.nz

027 233 3794

Otago | Southland DSM

Niall Shepherd

dsm.otago@rsa.org.nz

027 600 3104

Australia DSM

Valerie Church

valeriec@rsa.org.nz

+61 416 755 125

 

RSA Partners: 

There are a number of other veterans' organisations that are also available to provide support.

Malaya Veterans Association

Dave Fenton

dave.fenton@xtra.co.nz

027 477 0604

Vietnam Veterans Association

Andy Peters

anarupeters@outlook.com

021 0645562

South East Asian Veterans Association

Dereck Turvey

dereckgturvey@yahoo.co.nz

021 0278 2766

SSAANZ

David Benfell

info@ssaanz.co.nz

021 725 481

Veterans Combined Forces Surfing Association

Bobby Ball

bobbybvcfsa@gmail.com

027 706 6308