COVID-19 has had a significant impact on how we interact with others. For many whānau restrictions on social activities and interactions during the current pandemic poses a range of challenges, particularly when it comes to the mental health and wellbeing of our tamariki.
Throughout the recent COVID level changes our staff have been keeping in touch with whānau and tamariki via phone calls, email and video chats. Below are some of the valuable free resources we have been sharing with our clients to help them cope during these difficult times. Please feel free to download and share these with your friends and whānau.
Kia kaha, kia maia, kia manawanui – be strong, be brave, be steadfast. Together we will get through this!
Tip Top Tips
This is a great quick and easy resource for parents and carers with 10 tips about behaviour, stress management tools, activities to help keep the kids occupied, talking about what’s going on, and more.
Has your child ever dreamed of becoming a superhero? Help your child with these steps and they too can be a superhero! If they’re still not convinced, perhaps an old sheet could be transformed into their very own superhero cape they can put on when they want to be extra brave? Just make sure that there is adult supervision at all times while the scissors are out!
Balancing work and family
You’re not alone if you’ve been finding it difficult to balance work life to personal life while everyone is at home. Have a look at these ways to help relieve some stress and find ways to help you manage when things do get difficult. Don’t forget to take some ‘me’ time and look after yourself, too.
Dementia During Covid-19
If you or someone you care for have Dementia, here are some fantastic tips to follow. Maintaining your wellbeing, routine keeping, limiting your news-intake, and even a virtual trip to the zoo!