COVID-19 - Looking after your mental health

COVID-19 is changing our daily lives. It’s important to look after our wellbeing and the wellbeing of our family/whānau and community as we get through this – together.

Managing your mental wellbeing.

Even if you are not sick you may be feeling anxious about COVID-19. This is normal.

Reach out to your usual support system – family and whānau, friends and workmates. Sharing how we feel and offering support to others is important.

It is also recommended that you to stick to a routine such as having regular mealtimes, bedtimes and exercising.

If you feel you are not coping, it is important to talk with a health professional.

For support with grief, anxiety, distress or mental wellbeing, you can call or text 1737 – to talk with a trained counsellor – it’s free, confidential and available 24/7.

For tips to help you get through, support helplines, and further information, visit the Mental Health Foundation website.

This page was last updated 20 April at 3.20pm