22 March 2019
The events in Christchurch on 15 March are so distressing. The team have been making sure that all those impacted and distressed by what’s happened know that if they,or someone they know, needs mental wellbeing support or advice then call or text 1737 for free, anytime for support from a trained counsellor
We’ve worked with the Ministry of Health and other health leaders on some great advice on coping after a traumatic event. It’s here - in English, Arabic, Indonesian, Malay and Turkish. It includes key info for parents for children
We’ve been doing all we can to ensure people know about the support available and we’ve been working with media to do that:
- Clinicians volunteer their weekend to help people of Aotearoa New Zealand struggling after Christchurch attack
- Health helpline takes hundreds of calls after mosque shootings
- Big increase in calls to mental health support service after Christchurch shooting
We also created posters to let the community know support is available to them. Click on each poster below to download the pdf.