Community Wellbeing

Your health and wellbeing is extremely important, and practising good health is critical to maintaining headspace during this time. Remember to eat well, exercise when possible, connect with family and friends over the phone or internet, and drink alcohol in moderation.

Some people may be affected differently to others during lock down. If you’re feeling stressed, anxious, or you’re not coping, please consider using any of the resources below for advice and guidance on maintaining your mental health and wellbeing.


  • - Freecall or text 1737, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for support from trained counsellors.
  • - Current advice on the Ministry of Health's website here
  • - Contact your GP

General advice on mental health and wellbeing

Mental Health Foundation

P: 0800 111757 / free text 4202

Suicide Crisis Helpline:
P: 0508 828 865

Youth services:

The Lowdown
P: 0800 111 757 / Free text 5626

P: 0800 376 633 / Free text 234

At home:

Family violence:
P: 0800 456 450

Alcohol Drug Helpline:
P: 0800 787 797 / Free text 8681

Women's Refuge:
P: 0800 733 843

Sexuality issues:
P: 0800 688 5463

Our district’s social wellbeing agencies are still providing essential services although their physical buildings are closed:


Happiness House:
P: 03 442 6531

Citizens Advice Bureau
P: 03 442 6799

Salvation Army


Community Networks
P: 03 443 7799


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