5 Ways to Wellbeing - a set of evidence based actions that promote wellbeing.
Research has shown that these "five ways to wellbeing" allow us to really flourish. They are things that many of us are already doing as we live life to the full, inspired by our Gospel Values. They are activities we can all get involved with: whether it’s getting out and about, doing a good deed, spending time with others, going for a walk, taking more notice of our local environment or learning to do something new.
It's OK to Reach Out. Need to talk?
Student Counselling Booking Form
- Use the form to book an online appointment with Mr Mathew Harris, School Counsellor.
- You will receive an automated email with a link to a secure video call.
- Alternatively, contact Mr Harris via email. A phone call can also be arranged
youthline.co.nz Free call 0800 376 633 | Free text 234
Call/txt 1737 to speak to a counsellor
Ministry of Education Supplied Links
The Ministry of Education has supplied the following links to support our community:
- Mental wellbeing
- Supporting children and young people at home
- Managing self-isolation
- Care options for children of essential workers
- Financial support for employers and employees
- Staying safe online
- Preventing harm from bullying
- Family harm
- Responding to discrimination – through the Human Rights Commission
- Accessing healthcare
- For people vulnerable to COVID-19
Information in other languages:
If you believe a young person is in immediate danger, call the Police on 111.
If you are worried about a young person and want to make a referral or report of concern, call Oranga Tamariki using 0508 EDASSIST (0508 332 774) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Supporting the welfare of those in our community during COVID-19
If you are aware there are people in your community who cannot get access to essential goods such as food, they can contact the local Emergency Coordination Centres (ECC), part of Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) Groups. These groups coordinate the regional multi-agency response and provide a range of support activities. This is intended for people who don’t have any other options available to them and operates 7 days a week from 7am to 7pm - https://www.civildefence.govt.nz/resources/news-and-events/news/cdem-group-0800-numbers-for-supporting-communities/
You can also email the following people/contacts:
- Canterbury - Jessica.Petersen@cdemcanterbury.govt.nz; email@example.com
- Chatham Islands - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Otago - Tony.Martin@otagocdem.govt.nz; email@example.com
- Southland - Delia.Riley@civildefencesouthland.govt.nz; firstname.lastname@example.org
Further welfare supports include:
- The All of Government Welfare Number (0800 779 997) is available 7 days a week, providing welfare information and support for individuals in isolation
- The Government has made additional funding available to support the wellbeing of disabled people who usually access MSD funded Community Participation and Very High Needs services. Refer Disability Directorate update for 30 March 2020
- Further information on MSD supports - https://www.msd.govt.nz/about-msd-and-our-work/newsroom/2020/covid-19/supporting-providers-through-covid-19.html
- Carers NZ and IHC have launched wecare.kiwi to make it easy to care for and about each other. If you’re on your own during the lockdown, or caring for a vulnerable person, you may need some support – https://wecare.kiwi/
- A Government factsheet with detail regarding welfare support is available at: https://covid19.govt.nz/assets/resources/Welfare-AOG-Factsheet-24-March-2020.pdf