Asian Family Services | during covid19 lockdown, what we learned and heard from the Asian communities

Asian Family Services is the biggest Asian mental health and addiction NGO agency in the country, and this reflects how little resources we have as a community. In the lockdown, many of AFS’s health promoters and counsellors have provided extra support for their communities, including translating COVID-19 information due to the panic reaction posted through social media from the communities. This was due to the lack of available language-specific information about the lockdown and the risk of COVID-19. To support the communities meant that many of AFS’s staff worked longer hours and harder to...

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The Prevention and Minimisation of Gambling Harm Waikato Pilot Project

In 2018, the Ministry of Health and PMGH providers within the Waikato region got together to discuss options for how providers might enhance the collective approaches they hold as a sector and bring more visibility to the kaupapa within communities and throughout the wider mental health and addictions sector. This eventually became known as the Waikato PMGH Pilot Project. In 2019, 2 new providers had been selected to deliver the PMGH contracts in Waikato. These were K’aute Pasifika and Te Kohao Health. These providers are Whānau Ora providers and offered an opportunity to both explore ways to...

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Anxiety NZ - Fully Funded Appointments with Registered Intern Counselling Psychologist

Anxiety NZ - Fully Funded Appointments with Registered Intern Counselling Psychologist Anxiety NZ is a non-profit charity specialising in support, treatment and education for anxiety, depression, OCD and phobias for kids, teens and adults. We offer online therapy anywhere in NZ and also in-person and psychiatric assessment and medication monitoring in St Lukes, Auckland. We run three free Peer Support Groups on Monday, Thursday and Saturdays and offer a free 24/7 National Anxiety Helpline 0800 269 4389. Currently we have a small budget to fully fund 4 – 8 therapeutic sessions with myself (...

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Choice Not Chance | PMGH Sector Support – Digital toolkit

Choice Not Chance have developed a digital toolkit of resources that can be used for promotional activity to support the latest phase of the Choice Not Chance campaign - Staying Safe . Key Messages – Alert Level 2 "These key messages are used in the COVID-19 response Choice Not Chance — 'Staying Safe and Staying Connected’ promotion. You are welcome to pick and mix from these and use however works best for you, and adapt them to suit your local communities." Download Phase two - ‘Staying Safe and Staying Connected’ during Alert Level 2 promotion "As one of our valued partners in reducing...

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