Support for yourself or someone else who may be experiencing mental distress or addiction issues
Sometimes all we need to de-stress is take a few deep breaths. Created by the National Center for Telehealth and Technology, this app teaches users how to do diaphragmatic breathing. Features include educational videos on the stress response, logs to record stress levels, and customisable guided breathing sessions. (Free: iOS and Android.)
How do you know what’s pushing you over the edge and how to reel yourself back in? SAM’s approach is to monitor anxious thoughts, track behaviour over time, and use guided self-help exercises to discourage stress. SAM takes it to the next level by offering a ‘social cloud’ feature that allows users to confidentially share their progress with an online community for added support. (Free: iOS and Android.)
Want to kick negative thoughts, nix worry, and dial down stress? The array of engaging games, activity suggestions, and gratitude prompts makes Happify a useful shortcut to a good mood. Designed with input from 18 health and happiness experts, Happify’s positive mood-training program is psychologist approved. Even cooler? Its website links to bonus videos that are sure to make you smile. (Free: iOS.)
This straightforward stress management tool helps users re-think what’s stressing them out through a variety of on-screen prompts. At the same time, the app encourages new ways to take charge of anxiety and tune into body signals. (Free: iOS and Android.)
Personal stories allowed insight into barriers experienced by tāngata whai ora and areas of development for agencies helping whānau affected by mental health.
This was the best, most helpful, discussion on suicide that I've been involved in. I feel much more confident to ask the question and to not panic about what the answer may be.
Content was great and I enjoyed the facilitation. Having a webinar as a training option was great. Being able to sit in with practitioners all over the country was also great.
Very well organised workshop with some great advice for opening up the conversations and also decreasing the stigma around mental well-being. I would definitely recommend this course to others.
The facilitators were walking and talking their workshop - I was more open to the workshop because the facilitators had first-hand experience in the field, and it added a realistic component to their kōrero.
While New Zealand has moved to Level 2 and we are able to enjoy more freedoms and see friends and family, you may still be feeling increased levels of stress and anxiety. This is perfectly normal.
Blueprint for Learning can help you learn how to maintain your wellbeing, and that of your whānau, during Covid-19.