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Support is available if you need it.

COLFO is becoming aware of licensed firearms owners who remain shaken by week's terror attack and the uncertainty laid before us in such a short time frame.

Our legitimate and lawful hunting, sporting and collecting interests have provided us all a means of social support and a sense of belonging for as long as we can remember.

In this time of grief and uncertainty, we know there are people out there who need support. We strongly encourage you all to rely on your specific community support networks in the first instance. This might be family, close friends, your clubs or organisations.

Should you require deeper support, there are more formal welfare mechanisms available to you on the helplines and the linked brochure from the Mental Health Foundation below.

Kia kaha.

National helplines:
Need to talk? Free call or text 1737 any time for support from a trained counsellor

Lifeline – 0800 543 354 (0800 LIFELINE) or free text 4357 (HELP)

Suicide Crisis Helpline – 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)

Healthline – 0800 611 116

Samaritans – 0800 726 666