Covid-19 Volunteer Listing

There has been a call for a Volunteer Listing of Social Workers during the Covid-19 Crisis. This listing has been designed for use of Service Providers. If you need social work services please refer to the Service Users tab.

This is open to both members and non-members. If you are not a member of ANZASW then the assumption is, that you are registered with the SWRB and hold a current practising certificate.

You search by location. Once you have identified a possible volunteer, you click on their name taking you to their details.

While the ANZASW strives for the highest professional standards we cannot vouch for the services of individuals.  If you have concerns regarding the conduct of an ANZASW member please refer to our Complaints Management Process for more information here>>.

If you want to volunteer, please complete this form: Covid-19 Volunteer Listing for Social Workers>>

Tai Tokerau Northland

Dianne Simpson

Skill Base: Addiction, Ageing, Counselling/Therapy, Health, Income Support, Mental Health. Dianne is available immediately in either a contact or non-contact role and is able to travel.
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Kirsten Job

Skill Base: Academia, Addiction, Ageing, Community & Development, Counselling/Therapy, Disability, Health, Income Support, Mental Health, Youth. Kirsten is immediately available in either a contact or non-contact role. Willing to travel. Click on the volunteer’s name to see further details.

Tamaki Makaurau Auckland

Cathryn Bloomfield

Skill Base: Counselling/Therapy, Mental Health. Cathryn is available immediately for 5 hours per week in either a non-contact role and is unable to travel.
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Deborah Sharma

Skill Base: Addiction, Counselling/Therapy, Mental Health, Cultural/Migrants/Refugees. Deborah speaks Indian, is available immediately for 3-4 hours per week in a non-contact role and is unable to travel.
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Joanna Jensen

Skill Base: Community Development, Counselling/Therapy, Family/Child Welfare, Management, Mental Health, Cultural/Migrants/Refugees. Joanna is available immediately for 10 hours per week in either a contact or a non-contact role and is able to travel.
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Robert Wilson

Skill Base : Addiction, Corrections, Education, Family/Child Welfare, Health, Management, Mental Health, Youth, Te Ao Māori, Cultural/Migrants/Refugees. Robert speaks a Pacific language, is available immediately for 16 hours per week in either a contact or a non-contact role and is able to travel.
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Faye Apera

Skill Base: Community Services & Community Development. Fay speaks a Pacific language, she is available immediately for 40 hours per week in a non-contact role and is unable to travel.
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Liaqat Ali

Skill Base: Community Development, Education, Management, Mental Health, Cultural/Migrants/Refugees. Liaqat also speaks Indian and is available immediately for 20 hours per week in either a contact or a non-contact role and is able to travel.
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Kawkeb Sadik

Skill Base: Community Development, Family/Child Welfare, Management, Cultural/Migrants/Refugees. Kawkeb also speaks Arabic and is available immediately for 5 hours per week in a non-contact role and unable to travel.
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Kanamik Kani Khan

Skill Base: Academia, Family/Child Welfare, Health, LGBTI+, Cultural/Migrants/Refugees. Kanamik also speaks Indian, is available immediately for 6 hours per week in a non-contact role and unable to travel.
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Liza Zapata

Skill Base: Addiction, Family/Child Welfare, Income Support, Mental Health. Liza is available immediately for 5-10 hours in either a contact or non-contact role and is able to travel. Also speaks Filipino.
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Filly Misiluti

Skill Base: Mental Health. Filly is immediately available in a non-contact role. 2 hours per week. Unable to travel. Click on the volunteer’s name to see further details.

Lauren Bartley

Skill Base: Community Development, Family/Child Welfare, Health, Income Support & Youth. Lauren is available immediately in a contact role and is unable to travel.
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Haroon Ahmad

Skill Base: Academia, Community Development, Consultancy, Corrections, Counselling/Therapy, Disability, Education, Family/Child Welfare, Management, Policy/Research & Cultural/Migrants/Refugees. Haroon is available immediately in a contact role for 10 hours per week and is able to travel. Haroon also speaks Indian.
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Vicki Hirst

Skill Base: Academia, Ageing, Consultancy, Counselling/Therapy, Family/Child Welfare & Management. Vicki is available immediately in either a contact or non-contact role and is able to travel.
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Colleen Synott

Skill Base: Ageing, Consultancy, Counselling/Therapy, Disability, Family/Child Welfare, Health, Income Support, Management & Mental Health. Colleen is available immediately in either a contact or non-contact role and is unable to travel.
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Olivia Thompson

Skill Base: Community Development & Management. Olivia also speaks Spanish. She is available immediately in either a contact or non-contact role and is able to travel.
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Grace Cox

Skill Base: Academia, Education & Youth. Grace is available immediately in a non-contact role for 5 hours per week.
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Pranoti Pradhan

Skill Base: Addiction & Mental Health. Pranoti speaks Indian, he is immediately available for weekend work, in either a contact or non-contact role. Willing to travel. Click on the volunteer’s name to see further details.

Mark Henrickson

Skill Base: Academia, Addiction, Consultancy, Counselling/Therapy, Education, Health, Management, Mental Health & Policy/Research. Mark speaks Spanish and is immediately available for 15 hours per week for either a contact or non-contact role. Particularly experienced with gender and sexually diverse peoples. Is willing to travel. Click on the volunteer’s name to see further details.

Suzi Poupouare

Skill Base: Counselling/Therapy, Mental Health, Youth. Suzi is immediately available for either a contact or non-contact role and is willing to travel.
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Bay of Plenty Waiariki

Kelly Smith

Skill Base: Academia, Ageing, Consultancy, Education, Family/Child Welfare, Health, Policy/Research. Kelly is available immediately in either a contact or a non-contact role and is able to travel.
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Sonya Hunt

Skill Base: Academia, Community Development, Consultancy, Education, Health, Management, Policy/Research. Sonya is available immediately for 10 hours per week in either a contact or a non-contact role and is able to travel.
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Rose Selwyn

Skill Base: Addiction, Ageing, Community Development, Family/Child Welfare, Health, Income Support, Mental Health, Te Ao Māori. Rose speaks Maori and is available immediately for 7.5 hours per week in a non-contact role and unable to travel.
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Ange Hunt

Skill Base: Addiction, Community Development, Health, Income Support, Mental Health, Youth. Ange is available immediately for 10 hours per week in either a contact or a non-contact role and unable to travel.
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Vanessa Curtis

Skill Base: Academia, Community Development, Health, Mental Health, Te Ao Māori. Vanessa speaks Maori and is available immediately for 15 hours per week in either a contact or a non-contact role and is able to travel. Click on the volunteer’s name to see further details.

Rupal Mehta

Skill Base: Addiction, Community Development, Mental Health, Rupal speaks Indian, is available immediately for 20 hours per week in either a contact or a non-contact role and unable to travel.
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Angela McCray

Skill Base: Mental Health. Angela is available immediately for 25 hours per week in either a contact or a non-contact role and able to travel.
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Lisa-Marie Paretovich

Skill Base: Mental Health & Te Ao Maori. Lisa-Marie is available from 9th April 2020 for 10-15 hours per week in either a contact or non-contact role. She is unable to travel.
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Huhana Clayton-Evans

Skill Base: Counselling/Therapy, Education, Health, Mental Health & Te Ao Māori. Huhana is available immediately in a non-contact role and unable to travel.
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Simon Lowe

Skill Base: Academia, Addiction, Community Development, Consultancy, Counselling/Therapy, Disability, Education, Management, Mental Health & Youth. Simon is available immediately in either a contact or non-contact role and is able to travel.
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Te Awaroa Raerino

Skill Base: Community Development, Education, Family/Child Welfare, Health, Te Ao Māori. Te Awaroa speaks Te Reo. She is available immediately in either a contact or non-contact role and is able to travel.
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Claire Henry

Skill Base: Ageing, Community & Development, Family/Child Welfare, Health, Youth. Claire is immediately available in a contact role for 15 hours per week and is able to travel.
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Waikato

Joyce Heta

Skill Base: Mental Health, Community Services. Joyce is available immediately for 20 hours per week in a non-contact role and unable to travel.
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Hone Hawkins

Skill Base: Ageing, Health, Other. Hone is available immediately for 16 hours per week in a contact role and able to travel.
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Catherine Wickham

Skill Base: Academia, Community Development, Consultancy, Disability, Family/Child Welfare, Health, Management, Mental Health, Policy/Research, Youth, LGBTI+, Te Ao Māori. Catherine is available from Saturday 18 April in a non-contact role for 8 hours per week and is able to travel.
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Tina Newport

Skill Base: Family/Child Welfare, Income Support, Te Ao Māori. Tina is available currently applying for an Interim Practising Certificate. She is able to travel in either a contact or non-contact role. Also speaks Māori.
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Dianne Taylor

Skill Base: Ageing, Health, Mental Health, Te Ao Māori & Cultural/Migrants/Refugees. Dianne is available immediately in a non-contact role for up to 15 hours per week and unable to travel.
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Maria Crasta

Skill Base: Counselling/Therapy, Family/Child Welfare & Mental Health. Maria speaks Indian and is immediately available, able to travel and in a non-contact role.
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Taranaki

Jacqueline Trotman

Skill Base: Community & Development, Counselling & Therapy & Mental Health. Jacqueline is available immediately for 5-10 hours per week. Is able to travel and in either a contact or non-contact role.
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Hawke's Bay

Victoria Wihapi

Skill Base: Addiction, Ageing, Counselling/Therapy, Disability, Education, Family/Child Welfare, Health, Mental Health, Te Ao Māori. Victoria is available immediately for 16 hours per week in a non-contact role and is able to travel.

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Lisa Kamariera

Skill Base: Family/Child Welfare, Health, Income Support. Lisa is available immediately for 8 hours per week in either a contact or non-contact role and unable to travel.
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Deanna Hollis

Skill Base: Academia, Addiction, Counselling/Therapy, Family/Child Welfare, Management, Mental Health, Youth. Deanna is available from 28th April in either a contact or non-contact role for 20 hours per week and is able to travel.
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Tina Vercoe

Skill Base: Disability, Education, Family/Child Welfare & Youth. Tina is available immediately in either a contact or non-contact role.
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Rachel Smith

Skill Base: Disability & Mental Health. Rachel is available immediately for 20 hours per work in either a contact or non-contact role. She is able to travel.
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Christine Grimmett

Skill Base: Family/Child Welfare. Christine is available immediately for 20 hours per week in a non-contact role. She is able to travel.
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Manawatu/Whanganui

Robyn Mitchell

Skill Base: Disability, Health. Robyn is available immediately for 20 hours per week in either a contact or a non-contact role and is able to travel.
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Lesley Gunn

Skill Base: Corrections, Family/Child Welfare, Youth. Lesley is available immediately in either a contact or a non-contact role and is able to travel.
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Moana Everton

Skill Base: Community Development, Education, Family/Child Welfare, Management, Te Ao Māori. Moana is available immediately in either a contact or non-contact role and is able to travel.
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Wellington Wairarapa

Hayley Wilton

Skill Base: Community Development, Corrections, Counselling/Therapy, Family/Child Welfare, Mental Health, Policy/Research. Hayley is available immediately for 20 hours per week in either a contact or a non-contact role and is able to travel.
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Arieta Tabua

Skill Base: Counselling/Therapy, Family/Child Welfare, Mental Health, Cultural/Migrants/Refugees. Arieta speaks a Pacific Language and is available immediately in either a contact or a non-contact role and is able to travel.
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Nova Salomen

Skill Base: Consultancy, Corrections, Family/Child Welfare, Management. Nova is available immediately for 10 hours per week in either a contact or a non-contact role and able to travel.
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Kevin Jose

Skill Base: Addiction, Counselling/Therapy, Family/Child Welfare, Health, Mental Health, Youth, Cultural/Migrants/Refugees. Kevin also speaks Indian. He is available immediately for 20 hours per week in either a contact or a non-contact role and able to travel.
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Frances Dearnley

Skill Base: Education, Family/Child Welfare, Income Support. Frances is available immediately for 10 hours per week in either a contact or a non-contact role and able to travel.
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Donna Laing

Skills Base: Community Development, Disability, Education, Family/Child Welfare, Health, Management, Mental Health. Donna is available immediately for 15 hours per week in either a contact or a non-contact role and able to travel.

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Gina Batchelor

Skill Base: Corrections, Family/Child Welfare. Gina is available immediately in a non-contact role and able to travel.
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Jude Douglas

Skill Base: Academia, Ageing, Community Development, Consultancy, Education, Family/Child Welfare, Policy/Research, Cultural/Migrants/Refugees. Jude is available immediately in either a contact or non-contact role for 5 hours per week and is able to travel.
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Marita Basabas

Skill Base: Family/Child Welfare, Health, Income Support, Management & Policy/Research. Marita also speaks Filipino. She is available immediately, is able to travel in either a contact or non-contact role.
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Donna Finlayson

Skill Base: Ageing, Community & Development, Counselling/Therapy, Family/Child Welfare, Health, Income Support, Mental Health & Policy/Research. Donna is applying for an interim APC. She is available in a contact role, approx 6 hours per week.
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Lizzie Waring

Skill Base: Disability, Family/Child Welfare, Mental Health & Youth. Lizzie is available immediately for either a contact or non-contact role for 20 hours per week.
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Madeleine Taylor

Skill Base: Community & Development, Consultancy, Counselling/Therapy, Education, Health & Mental Health. Madeleine is immediately available for 5 hours per week in a non-contact role. She is unable to travel.
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Caz Thomson

Skill Base: Counselling/Therapy, Disability & Health. Caz is available immediately in either a contact or non-contact role and is unable to travel.
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Nelson/Marlborough

Vanessa McDonald

Skill Base: Ageing, Family/Child Welfare, Health, Management, Community Services. Vanessa is available immediately for 8 hours per week in either a contact or a non-contact role and is able to travel.
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Jessica Diaz

Skill Base: Ageing, Community Development, Education, Health, Policy/Research, Cultural/Migrants/Refugees. Jessica also speaks Spanish. She is available immediately for 24 hours per week in either a contact or a non-contact role and able to travel.
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Canterbury Otautahi

Sally Denley

Skill Base: Addiction, Community Development, Corrections, Family/Child Welfare, Income Support, Mental Health, Youth. Sally is available immediately for 30 hours per week in either a contact or a non-contact role and able to travel.
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Nicole Devescovi

Skill Base: Family/Child Welfare. Nicole is applying for an interim APC, is available for 20 hours in either a contact or non-contact role and is able to travel.
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Dalice Prebble

Skill Base: Family/Child Welfare, Health, Income Support, Mental Health. Dalice is available immediately for approx 5-15 hours in a non-contact role. She is able to travel.
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Elaine Riach

Skill Base: Ageing, Family/Child Welfare, Health & Mental Health. Elaine is available immediately in either a contact or non-contact role and is able to travel.
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Julie McDonald

Skill Base: Ageing & Health. Julie is available from 6th April for 12 hours a week in a non-contact role. She is unable to travel.
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Nicola Cabell

Skill Base: Addiction & Health. Nicola is available immediately in either a contact or non-contact role. She is able to travel.
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Sarah Kennedy

Skill Base: Ageing, Family/Child Welfare & Health. Sarah is available immediately in either a contact or non-contact role. She is unable to travel.
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Gythlian Loveday

Skill Base: Addiction, Ageing, Community/Development, Disability, Family/Child Welfare, Health & Youth. Gythlian is available immediately for 16-20 hours per week in a non-contact role. She is unable to travel.
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Karen Cherry

Skill Base: Academia, Consultancy, Education, Family/Child Welfare, Health & Youth. Karen speaks Te Reo. She is available immediately in either a contact or non-contact role and is willing to travel. Can provide free supervision if needed.
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South Canterbury

Katie Wiseman

Skill Base: Counselling/Therapy & Mental Health. Katie is available immediately for 10-ish hours per week in either a contact or a non-contact role and is able to travel.
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Otago

Joy Duggan

Skill Base: Ageing, Disability, Family/Child Welfare, Health. Joy is available immediately in either a contact or a non-contact role and is able to travel.
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Annette Gillies

Skill Base: Ageing, Community Development, Education, Family/Child Welfare, Health, Cultural/Migrants/Refugees. Annette is available immediately in either a contact or a non-contact role and is able to travel.
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Southland

Vignesh Suriyanarayanan

Skill Base: Community & Development. Vignesh is available immediately for 30 hours per week in a contact role and is willing to travel.
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– If it is an emergency or you, or someone you know, is at immediate risk call 111

MANA AKE:

Mana Ake in the North Canterbury will continue to support families via email, text & phone whom are current clients. Process for supporting children who have been referred and no consent obtained yet to be developed.

FACEBOOK GROUP PAGE (helpful Facebook page for parents & kids during isolation):

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-51955043/coronavirus-facebook-group-helps-parents-and-kids-during-isolation

ORANGA TAMARIKI:

https://www.orangatamariki.govt.nz/caring-for-someone/covid-19-information-for-caregivers/resources

HEALTH:

– Healthline (0800) 611 116

– https://www.health.govt.nz (COVID-19 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS)

OTHER PLACES TO GET HELP:
– Child, Adolescent & Family (CAF) Emergency Team (Bus hours) 0800 218 219 (press 2)
– Crisis Resolution, Freephone 0800 920 092, (After hours), 7 days a week.
– Lifeline – 0800 543 354
– http://sparklers.org.nz/
– https://www.sparx.org.nz/ (Help with anxiety and low mood)
– Safe to Talk (If affected by sexual harm) 0800044334; Txt 4334.
– Aviva (Family Violence Services). 0800 284 82 669
– Asian Helpline – 0800 862 342
– Suicide Crisis Helpline – 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)
– Youthline – 0800 376 633 or free text 234
– Depression Helpline – 0800 111 757 or free text 4202
– Samaritans – 0800 726 666
– Need to talk? Free call or text 1737 support from trained counsellor
– What’s Up – 0800 942 8787 (5-18 year olds). Phone counselling Monday to
Friday, midday-11pm and weekends, 3pm-11pm.
-Kidsline – 0800 54 37 54 for young people up to 18 years of age. Open 24/7.
– thelowdown.co.nz -or emailteam@thelowdown.co.nz<mailto:emailteam@thelowdown.co.nz> or free text 5626
– Anxiety New Zealand – 0800 269 4389

– Explore NZ Autism Explore Behaviour Support.

OTHER USEFUL LINKS (some of the links are already listed above):

Mental Health – Helplines

Children’s Community Dental Service changes due to COVID-19 response.

Children’s Community Dental Service (Auckland Regional Dental Service (ARDS)) has announced that only essential dental care will be provided during the current stage of this pandemic. There are six ARDS essential dental care clinic location operating across the region for this purpose. All non-essential appointments have been postponed.

Details: For more information, see here>>

ENGLISH NOT YOUR NATIVE TONGUE?

Translated resources and helpful websites:

  • New Zealand Police videos have been developed. YouTube page shares videos with information about COVID-19 alert level 4 in Mandarin, Niuean, Fijian Hindi, Fijian, Cook Islands Māori, Tongan, Korean, Samoan, te reo Māori, Kiribati, Punjabi, and Hindi, here>>
  • New Zealand Red Cross has translated the Ministry of Health’s Easy Read Resources about COVID-19 in 11 different languages, here>>
  • New Zealand Government launches WhatsApp channel to share COVID-19 updates, copy this link covid19.govt.nz/whatsapp.
  • Auckland Emergency Management website, here>>
  • Auckland Council to assist food distribution programme, here>>
  • NauMai NZ website to international students about COVID-19, here>>
  • Mental Health Foundation (MHF) has launched their All Right? campaign: Getting Through Together – Whāia E Tātou Te Pae Tawhiti, here>>
  • Ministry of Health’s website to find all updated health information about COVID-19, here>>
  • New Zealand Government’s Unite Against COVID-19, here>>, and subscribe to the e-newsletter, which provides a daily update on COVID-19 news, resources and frequently asked questions, here

How do I get an interpreter when I call Healthline?:

  • Healthline will provide an interpreter if you need language support.

Follow this process:

    1. Feeling unwell? Call Healthline 0800 358 5453
    2. Immediately say your language you need, for example ‘Korean’ and WAIT (it could take up to 5-10mins), DO NOT HANG UP!
    3. The Healthline staff have been briefed not to carry on talking in English to you if you have said the language you need first. You will be connected to an interpreter.
    4. You can tell the interpreter your health concerns as part of a three-way conversation with the Healthline staff.

Asian Family Services – free, professional and confidential psychological support to Asian communities.

Asian Family Services is a not for profit organisation whose qualified counsellors provide free, professional and confidential support for people who speak Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, Vietnamese, Japanese, Thai and Hindi languages. If you wish to speak to a counsellor or if you are feeling distressed or anxious due to COVID-19 please call the Asian Helpline on

0800 862 342. The helpline is available from Monday to Friday 9am─8pm.

Note, this helpline telephone service is for psychological i.e counselling support and is different to the dedicated 0800 COVID-19 number for health-related concerns shared above.

Details: For more information, visit here>> or call Asian Helpline 0800 862 342.