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Getting Through Together Digest: 8th April 2020

Wednesday, April 8, 2020   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: wellbeing, resilience, campaign, lockdown, newsletter

Kia ora. Happy Wednesday, team!

We're nearly at two full weeks of Level 4 - a huge thanks to everyone for doing their bit to beat COVID-19. Ka pai!

In this issue you'll read about Grandad George, who at 94, has just learned to Facetime! As Grandad George says, if he can learn, anyone can!

How's your digital connecting going? What's your fave? Zoom, Skype, Google Hangouts, Facetime, Insta, Facebook, Snapchat? Or are you more old school... phone calls, texting, chalk drawing or shouting over the fence? Maybe you could 'do a George' and discover a new favourite?

Check out our new campaign Getting Through Together – Whāia E Tātou Te Pae Tawhiti - if you haven't already. Take a look and let us know what you think. Better still, like us on:

Enjoy your Wednesday!

All Right? and the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand

Grandad George gets digital

Meet Grandad George! At 94 years-old he has learned how to Facetime so he can stay connected with his whānau. It means Grandad George can now sit at his kitchen table and have a yarn with his sons in Canada and Australia.

"He's just here with me at the end of the table. We had a great old chatter."

Go Grandad George!
Hear what George has to say about sharing aroha from afar.

Getting ready for home-learning

While there's heaps of great home-learning resources out there right now, one of the tricky things we've heard from parents is that not everyone has a printer at home.

Our friends at Sparklers at Home have created a DIY Plan that kids can make themselves to get around this so they're ready for home learning next week.

The DIY planner will help parents and kids plan their day while acknowledging that they will often be doing different things at different times.

And it's not just for tamariki...

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, it’s all right.

It’s okay to reach out if you need to - we all need a bit of support from time-to-time. If you or someone you know is struggling, there is free help available.

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 if you'd like some further advice on how to stay mentally well during this time.

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

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