Guidance support at Dargaville High School NZ


There are a number of guidance and support services available through Dargaville High School. Please do not hesitate to enquire as we can access numerous external providers to support our students. We are very experienced and have a diversity of skills and networks to assist students. No issue is considered too big or too little to deal with!

We have a full-time Guidance Counsellor, Wendy Laird (; a full-time Youth Worker in Schools, Karla Lindsay ( and our Deputy Principal, Takiri Pumipi ( who are more than willing to assist our students/parents/caregivers.

Below is a list of some of the external services offering support, information and help. All services listed are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Depression Helpline – 0800 111 757 or free text 4202 (talk to a trained counsellor about how you are feeling or to ask questions) –  online e-therapy tool by the University of Auckland that helps young people learn skills to deal with feeling down, depressed or stressed

OUTLine NZ – 0800 688 5463 provides confidential gender identity telephone support

Youthline – 0800 376 633, free text 234 or email: or online chat

Commonground – a website hub for parents, family, whānau and friends with access to information, tools and support to help a young person who is struggling

Family Services 211 Helpline –  0800 211 211  for help finding (and direct transfer to) community based health and social support services in your area

Are You OK – 0800 456 450  family violence helpline

Shine – 0508 744 633 confidential domestic abuse helpline