These uncertain times will be affecting the mental health of many people. It’s important to remind ourselves and our whānau that it’s alright to not be okay all the time.
It’s also important to remember that if we aren’t feeling good, there are things we can do to strengthen our taha hinengaro, our mental health.
This week the Ministry launched ‘Getting Through Together’ which is an online platform that has a lot of information and resources about how to take care of your mental health. It also provides information to help parents talk with their tamariki about mental health and wellbeing.
If you do find that you need some extra help and support, you can reach out seven days a week, 24 hours a day to trained counsellors by either calling or texting 1737.