Mental health and wellbeing support

Mental health and wellbeing support

Resources to help you and your business keep healthy and well, including:

  • staying mentally well when working alone
  • how to spot warning signs of burnout
  • minimising stress
  • build-you-own health and wellbeing policy
  • where to go for free advice and support.
Call or text for free support

Call or text for free support

If you feel a bit overwhelmed, anxious or just want to talk, free services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:

  • call or text 1737 for support from a trained counsellor
  • Lifeline 0800 543 354 or text 4357
  • Samaritans 0800 726 666

Helplines(external link) — Mental Health Foundation

Got questions or need support? Call the free COVID-19 Business Helpline.

Got questions or need support? Call the free COVID-19 Business Helpline.

All New Zealand businesses, including sole traders, can get support and advice on:

  • government financial support, eg low-interest loans or tax relief
  • what different alert levels mean for your business
  • business continuity
  • finding free or subsidised expert help, eg a business mentor or advisor.

Employers can also get specific advice on people challenges, including staffing changes, employee wellness, and meeting your health and safety obligations.

Call the free COVID-19 Business Helpline:

North Island 0800 500 362
South Island 0800 505 096

Resources that can help

The Mental Health Foundation’s website has a range of tips and worksheets to reduce stress. Some help you spot the signs of stress, others help you identify what you need to stay well.

Minimising and managing workplace stress(external link) — Mental Health Foundation

Ways to wellbeing(external link) — Mental Health Foundation

Visit Wellplace for more articles, and resources to support mental health and wellbeing at work.

Wellplace.nz(external link)

Also take a look at the tools on the Resilient Organisations website.

COVID-19 business resilience resources(external link) — Resilient Organisations

Check out Kiwi Business Boost. This business.govt.nz tool helps you find information and support tailored to your needs. Pick the health and wellbeing focus for advice on feeling isolated or overwhelmed.

Kiwi Business Boost(external link)

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