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Getting Through Together Digest: 26th November 2021

Friday, November 26, 2021   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: newsletter, mental wellbeing, resilience, campaign

Kia ora Living with uncertainty isn't easy for us humans - our minds have been trained over millennia to try to control the world around us as much as we can. And we generally prefer predictability and things to remain constant. Of course, that’s not how the world is and we have also evolved to be incredibly adaptable in the face of change.

If living in a pandemic has taught us anything, it's that we need to learn to live with ambiguity, uncertainty, and making it up as we go along! Luckily we have some evolved skills to help us manage - we just need some tricks to help activate them.

Here are our top three tips to help you get through if things feel a bit out of control:  

  1. Accept that things are tough right now.
  2. Do the little things that give you a boost - like catching up with a mate, or getting active outdoors.
  3. Take some time to reflect upon the good stuff you're grateful for in the every day.

These tips activate processes in our mind and body that help us feel better and think better and enable us to cope and function how we need to.

In this edition, we're stoked to introduce you to an awesome six-year-old and an inspirational sixteen-year-old. We explore sexuality education and how to talk to tamariki about healthy relationships, and we address the age-old question of why sad songs make us feel so good!

Kia kaha Aotearoa,
All Right? and the Mental Health Foundation

View the Getting Through Together Digest for 26th November 2021 online.

Not all right?

New challenges and the loss of our regular routines is causing stress for many of us. This can really erode our wellbeing over time. It’s important to remember to do the little things that help recharge us. It’s also important to know there is someone to talk to and free help available.

It’s all right 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.

He oranga ngākau, he pikinga waiora
Positive feelings within you enhances wellbeing