Wellbeing Hub - New Zealand
We know that times are particularly hard at the moment, whether it is worrying about our mental and physical health, new routines or worrying about our loved ones. It is natural that these changes and concerns could have an impact on our wellbeing. So now, more than ever, it is important that we look after ourselves and each other and this hub is designed to help you do that.
Simply follow the links under each wellbeing focus area to find out more and how to access resources.
Please note that is really important that you contact a medical professional if you require additional help & support.
Do something for yourself: it’s important to do things that make you happy. You could learn something new, spend time on your favourite hobby or just relax.
Try a new hobby, set yourself a goal or learn a new skill: this can be a great way to meet people, build your self-esteem and feel a sense of achievement.
Stop bad habits: stop smoking, cut down on alcohol and caffeine. Small changes can have a positive effect on your mood.
Talk to family and friends (online, by phone or in person). Talking to someone you about how you feel, or listening to someone else, can help stop you from feeling lonely and improve your mental health.
Spend time with other people. Even if you are feeling low or anxious, engaging with others is good for your mental health.
Take time to notice your thoughts and feelings, and the world around you. Being ‘in the present’ can help you get a better perspective.
Notice unhelpful or negative thoughts: sometimes our thoughts and behaviours can make a situation worse. If you can change the way you think about a situation (sometimes called ‘reframing’) you can improve your mental health and wellbeing.
Keep active: regular exercise can boost your self-esteem and can help you concentrate, sleep and feel better. Exercise keeps the mind and body healthy and really helps improve wellbeing.
Ask for help. We all sometimes get tired or overwhelmed by how we feel or when things don’t go to plan. If you feel you can’t cope, ask for help. Your family or friends may be able to offer practical help or support.
To help you get a good night’s sleep, try not to use any screens (TV, mobile device) for two hours before you go to bed.