Wellbeing helplines and support

If you feel you are not coping, or you have concerns for others, it is important to talk with a Health professional. The following helplines are available for people needing help.

Check our the free services and resources available to you (external link)

He kupu āwhina i ngā marae | Guidance for marae

These guidelines were developed to clarify public health measures and support marae to make their own decisions for the safety and wellbeing of their whānau, hapū, and iwi.

We acknowledge that many iwi have already put together COVID-19 response plans for their hapū and marae. Marae should contact their tribal authority in the first instance if they have further questions.

Guidance for marae

Karawhiua vaccine campaign

Karawhiua is a campaign for whānau, hapū, iwi, and Māori communities to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Karawhiua is led by Te Puni Kōkiri, co-delivered by Te Hiringa Hauora (Health Promotion Agency) and supported by the Ministry of Health and the Unite against COVID-19 teams.

Learn more about vaccines at the Karawhiua website (external link)

Karawhiua: Watch Ruthie's story

Karawhiua: Ruthie's story

Ruthie was 7 months hapū, with her baby Hope, when she contracted COVID-19 last year at a tangihanga. She shares her experience of being the first hapū māmā with COVID-19 in Aotearoa and her thoughts on the vaccine.

Ruthie’s story is part of the Te Puni Kōkiri-led Karawhiua campaign which encourages whānau, hapū, iwi and Māori communities to make an informed choice about getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

Watch Ruthie’s full story at Karawhiua (external link)

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