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Getting Through Together Digest: 30th September 2020

Wednesday, September 30, 2020   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: newsletter, resilience, mental wellbeing, awareness

Kia ora. How's that extra hour of sunlight going? Are you loving being able to sneak in an evening run or walk, or struggling to get out of bed? Or maybe a bit of both?

Daylight saving is always a marker that summer is just round the corner and that we've almost made it through the year! So take a moment to high five your partner, fav cousin, children, colleague or nan because you did it! Despite all the curveballs 2020 threw us, you are here right now. Go you!

In this issue, we've got some powerful stories from people working on the front line - in two very different jobs. Reverend Lance Lukin is currently supporting seafarers stuck at our ports, and Violet Clapham has been delivering pēpi throughout the pandemic.

Both Violet and Reverend Lukin have been thrown a lot of challenges this year. Their stories are a timely reminder of the amazing people in our community who are stepping up and supporting those who are doing it tough right now. Thank you for all you do!

Finally, a big thank you to everyone who got involved in Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 this year. We've got a challenge for you and we hope you'll help us out...

Arohanui,
All Right? and the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand


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Not all right?

We all need a bit of support from time to time. There are free help and support services available if you or someone you know is struggling right now.

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.

Healthy Christchurch Champions

  • Canterbury District Health Board
  • Christchurch City Council
  • Environment Canterbury
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ngai Tahu
  • NZ Police
  • Pegasus Health
  • University of Otago, Christchurch