Does anyone in the Epuni or Naenae area need occasional clean fresh food scraps suitable for compost or feeding to pigs or chickens. I hate throwing this out but dont have enough to make my own compost
Your emotional and mental wellbeing is important. It is normal to feel stressed or lonely when self-isolating, but there are some things you can do to feel better.
Even if you are not sick you may be feeling anxious about COVID-19. This is normal.
Reach out to your family and whānau, friends and workmates. Sharing how we feel and offering support to others is important.
We want to remind you that if you or someone you know is struggling right now, there is free help available.
See below a list of helplines throughout New Zealand ?
Kia Kaha Aotearoa.
We want to celebrate the unsung heroes who are keeping our country going through lockdown.
Frontline nurse Debra Larsen's life has turned into a "real whirlwind" since the coronavirus outbreak began.
She's been so busy setting up testing centres around the Waikato. and helping them run smoothly that she's barely seen her two teenage daughters.
Do you know a coronavirus lockdown champion who deserves to be recognised? Tell us about them in the comments below.
To read more about Debra's life on the frontline, click here.
Don't have an existing support network (neighbour, nearby friends and family) and need essentials like food and medicine?
Call our helpline on 0800 141 967 and you'll be directed to our welfare support team who'll be ready to help. This contact centre is available 7am-7pm everyday. Please hold the line, it may ring or be silent for a while, this is normal.
If you have difficulty with the helpline or need assistance out of hours, you can request a callback, link below.
If you know someone who may need support in your area, please reach out to check in on them. We're all in this together.