COVID-19 continues to have a significant impact on our lives. The combination of stress and uncertainty may have affected your mental wellbeing. You may be feeling more sad or worried than you have in the past. This is understandable. There are things you can do to help you feel well mentally and get through.
Get help if you need it.
Your whānau, family and friends are important support during this time. But if you need more help, you are not alone. There are services and support for you.
Caring for yourself and whānau
Support your mental wellbeing.
There are many things you can do to boost your mental wellbeing while you're in isolation, and that of those around you:
Stay connected to whānau and friends
Acknowledge it is a challenging time and recognise how you are feeling - it is ok to not be ok
Be kind to yourself
Move your body and get fresh air - staying active is important
Maintain your routines if possible and limit time online
Reach out for help if you need it
If you live alone reach out to a friend or member of your whānau who can be your buddy during your isolation period and check in with you by phone or text message every day.
If you feel like you are not coping
If you feel you are not coping, it is important to talk with a health professional. There are helplines available that offer support, information and help. All services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Need to Talk? — free call or text 1737 any time for support from a trained counsellor
Youthline — call 0800 376 633, free text 234
What's Up? — call 0800 942 8787 — a safe place for tamariki and rangatahi to talk.
Lifeline — 0800 543 354 (0800 LIFELINE) or free text 4357 (HELP)