Covid-19 Support - 4 August 2022

Whiti Ora o Kaipara Charitable Trust is able to provide a limited number of food packages for whānau in home isolation and our team is also working hard to increase that support.

Next week there'll be a drive through RATs distribution at Te Whare Oranga o Parakai for the community and whānau who are needing the tests.  

The drive-through will be held at Te Whare Oranga Parakai, 5 Rere Place, Parakai on the following dates:

  • August 15th-16th from 11am to 2pm

  • August 17th, 18th and 19th from 3pm to 6pm

Tips for home isolation

Please see the link below with tips on how to prepare for home isolation:

https://nrhcc.health.nz/covidcare/tips-for-isolating-at-home/

Phone numbers and support     

  • COVID-19 Healthline 0800 358 5453

  • Emergency - 111

  • Māori Community Support 0800 696 724

Your mental health and wellbeing

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)

  • Suicide Crisis Helpline — 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)

  • Depression and Anxiety Helpline — 0800 111 757 or free text 4202 to talk to a trained counsellor about how you are feeling or to ask any questions.

Please see additional resources for mental health support:

https://covid19.health.nz/advice/mental-health

https://nrhcc.health.nz/covidcare/help-and-support/mental-wellbeing/

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