Useful Resources to Assist You with Covid-19

The Covid-19 Pandemic has had an impact on people’s mental wellbeing. It creates an environment of increased stress, confusion and uncertainty, and a massive change in routine for most people.  These resources have been sent to us via Midland stakeholders who have found these useful to share among our region - these are national resources.



R MH AppsMental Health & Wellbeing Apps

Apps hold amazing potential as mental health and wellbeing tools. You can carry them everywhere, engage with them in real time as you’re experiencing distress, and interact with them in a completely different way to other self-help tools.

But it is important to remember that apps don’t replace professional help or your doctor’s advice, and there is no current accreditation system for apps that are designed. It’s important to note an app will only be effective if you use it, and you are probably more likely to use something you enjoy using so if you don’t like the look of the app, don’t like the language it uses, or don’t like the things it asks you to do, it’s probably best finding another one.

Please note that most Apps come free to download but then may require purchases and subscriptions to access all content or full functioning of the app. Most apps are available for Apple (iOS) or Android operated devices.  Click here a access booklet.


 How to Respond Effectively to the Corona Virus - By Dr Russ Harris

Russ Harris

‘FACE COVID’ is a set of practical steps for responding effectively to the Corona crisis, using the principles of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Here’s a quick summary of the key steps, and in the pages that follow we’ll explore them all in more depth:

F = Focus on what’s in your control

A = Acknowledge your thoughts & feelings

C = Come back into your body

E = Engage in what you’re doing


C = Committed action

O = Opening up

V = Values

I = Identify resources

D = Disinfect & distance                            

Click here to read booklet


Whakapapa Project 

Simple, clear, trustworthy information and help for whānau Māori during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) rāhui. We have created easy-to-read resources - posters in Te Reo Māori and English, that you can share with whānau of all ages. There are also links for all of the whānau in your bubble and beyond - support for wāhine, tāne, and tamariki.

                                             Click on image or link below to open poster
    1Protecting Our Whanau    2Essential Items       3Manaaki Tangata         4Everyday Life
 Protecting Whānau       Essential Items       Manaaki Tangata             Everyday Life
    5Whanau Wellbeing    6Whanau Plan       7Personal Wellbeing         8Tikanga
 Whānau Wellbeing    Whānau Plan    Personal Wellbeing    Adapting Our Tikanga



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