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Activation in support of Christchurch

We are deeply shocked and saddened by the recent and  tragic events in Christchurch.

 As a diverse organisation serving a diverse community this attack on Mosques in Christchurch has left us heartbroken 

 Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their friends and families 

 We exist  to serve others ,no more so than in times of extreme difficulty such as that in which we now find ourselves .

 The Connect Supporting Recovery whānau  has come together at this difficult time to answer the question we are all asking 



Connect Supporting Recovery has resolved to 

  1. Koha in support of  relief fundsat time of writing our CEO has visited Christchurch to assess where donations are most needed, we are now better informed about options, and have a number of ideas under consideration about where to donate funds to impact most directly to help victims. We will confirm our final decision in due course
  2. Work with our industry partners to discuss how we can combine to form  a swift response task force that can mobilise to offer on-site and remote support services in the event of future disasters and events - in line with this initiative we have offered a Trauma informed response task force in concert with other WDHB agencies. To date we have not been required mobilise
  3. Be  present and alert to assist with self-care and community compassion and encourage anyone who needs help to reach out to us and to make contact   without delay.

Please, do reach out to any of us at any time

In addition personalised support packs can be requested at Skylight,

 MoH have produced Coping with a  traumatic event, or call or text 1737 if you Need to talk

Check out the Hearts and Minds Support Services Directory - offering information and contact details of various support services across Aotearoa. 

You can also get the Hearts and Minds Support Services App on your device. 

Supporting Families in Mental Illness New Zealand is a free service providing information, support, advocacy, and online discussion forums.

Free phone or text 1737 - New Zealand’s national mental health & addictions helpline number.

The Mental Health Foundation is a national organisation that provides free support materials for anyone who is going through a difficult time, or for people who are supporting someone they love and care about.

The Health and Disability Commissioner promotes, protects and provides information on your rights as a health consumer in Aotearoa. The website has a fantastic section on mental health and addictions, including information and resources on advocacy, where to find support, and making complaints. 

The Ministry of Health provides information and guidance on legislation around mental health and addictions.