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Getting Through Together Digest: 15th April 2020

Wednesday, April 15, 2020   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: wellbeing, resilience, campaign, lockdown, newsletter

Welcome to week three. Can you believe it? We knew it was never going to be easy but we've hit the three week mark.

By doing our bit and hunkering down we're doing what it takes to get on top of COVID-19. Thank you for helping us get through together.

We've chuckled at those creative home sport videos. We've cried into our burnt brownies. We've reminisced over old family photos. We've found new meaning in the quiet times at home. We've talked for hours to old friends, and connected with the neighbours in ways we never thought possible.

And there have been plenty of times when we've felt over it, worried and frustrated.

We're all in this together, and to help prove the point over the weekend some of our favourite Kiwi celebrities shared some of the things they're doing to get through.

Here is a lovely message for you all from the fabulous Hilary Barry.

Stay safe. Stay home and hang in there, Aotearoa! We've got this.

All Right? and the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand

Your daily booster game plan

As Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said in the weekend, week 3 of lockdown may be our toughest yet - we’re coming around the bend but we can’t see the finish line.

To help you finish strong we're sharing our MENTAL FITNESS GAME PLAN ... all you need to do is write down one thing you’re going to do each day that gives you a boost.

May be a walk? Video chat with a family member? Gardening? Bubble baking? Stargazing?

You know what makes you feel good so write it down and do it.

Get some inspiration from the five ways to wellbeing.

Big ideas for little moments

Tiny Adventures is our very own, totally free app! It's filled with easy and fun activities to do with younger kids (7 and below) – even if you've got just a minute to spare.

We've got over 90 activities loaded into the app - from going on treasure hunts to playing with sock puppets. So whether it's quiet time, play time or creative time you're after, one of our activities will help you get there. There's heaps of choice.

Grab your free download today of the Tiny Adventures app from the Apple Store or Google Play.

You can also order your own pack of Tiny Adventures online.

Learning (wellbeing) at home

Who needs a bubble within a bubble? Probably all of us - a space we can relax or concentrate when we need some quiet.

This Sparklers at Home activity is all about getting children to think about the spaces that they like to spend time in - in their bubble of course!.

Check out Sparklers at Home for lots of other fun, simple and free ways to help children feel good during this rāhui.

Not all right?

For many of us, these new challenges and the loss of our regular routines is causing stress. We want you to know that however you’re feeling, there is someone to talk to and free help available. It’s okay to reach out if you need to - we all need a bit of support from time-to-time.

Call or text 1737 to speak with a trained counsellor anytime - it’s free and completely confidential. You can also call Lifeline on 0800 543354 or text HELP to 4357.

Check out the Mental Health Foundation’s website for further advice on how to stay mentally well during this time.

Until next time, stay well Aotearoa.
And remember, we'll get through this - together.

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