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.

IF YOU NEED HELP NOW

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

General advice on mental health and wellbeing

Mental Health Foundation
https://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/

Depression:
P: 0800 111757 / free text 4202
www.depression.org.nz

Suicide Crisis Helpline:
P: 0508 828 865
www.lifeline.org.nz

Youth services:

The Lowdown
P: 0800 111 757 / Free text 5626
www.thelowdown.co.nz

Youthline
P: 0800 376 633 / Free text 234
www.youthline.co.nz

At home:

Family violence:
P: 0800 456 450
www.areyouok.org.nz

Alcohol Drug Helpline:
P: 0800 787 797 / Free text 8681
www.alcoholdrughelpline.org.nz

Women's Refuge:
P: 0800 733 843
www.womensrefuge.org.nz

Sexuality issues:
P: 0800 688 5463
www.outline.org.nz

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

Queenstown

Happiness House:
P: 03 442 6531
www.happinesshouse.org.nz
happinesshouse@xtra.co.nz

Citizens Advice Bureau
P: 03 442 6799
www.cab.org.nz
Queenstown@cab.org.nz

Salvation Army
https://www.salvationarmy.org.nz/centres/nz/otago-southland/queenstown

Wānaka

Community Networks
P: 03 443 7799
www.communitynetworks.co.nz
info@communitynetworks.co.nz

 

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