COVID-19 Update – August 2021
We are working from home under the current Alert Level 4. We are available by email, phone or zoom contact.
For Alert Levels 1 and 2 – We have the COVID tracer poster available upon entry to both offices and all visitors to our offices are required to sign in using our electronic system. We provide hand sanitiser at both offices and take all necessary precautions.
Our services we continue to offer across the Buller and West Coast:
• Social work support – including responding to Family Harm, caring for children and suggestions and options for parents, respite care for children
• Social workers in schools
• Counselling for children and families
• Big Brothers Big Sisters Youth Mentoring
• Connecting Families Programme – we are taking referrals for the next programme
Referrals can be made via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 027 214 9983, 03 788 8065 or 03 768 6665.
Thank you for your ongoing support through these uncertain times.
From all of us at Homebuilders.
We will add suggestions and resources to our Homebuilders West Coast Trust Facebook page and this website – see below – to support our work with children and families, during this very uncertain and challenging time.
Links and Resources
If you would like any of the Docx. or PDF resources on the Coronavirus Resources for Parents and Children link above please send an email to: email@example.com
Talking to children about natural disasters, traumatic events, or worries about the future
Child Mind Institute- articles for parents
Ministry of Education (NZ) resource on Coronavirus
Coronavirus Explained! (for kids)
Health Navigator: General apps for mental health and wellbeing
Need to talk? Free call or text 1737 any time for support from a trained counsellor
Lifeline – 0800 543 354 (0800 LIFELINE) or free text 4357 (HELP)
Suicide Crisis Helpline – 0508 828 865
Healthline – 0800 611 116
Covid19 line – 0800 358 5453
Depression Helpline – 0800 111 757 or free text 4202 (to talk to a trained counsellor about how you are feeling or to ask any questions)
www. depression.org.nz – includes The Journal online help service
SPARX.org.nz – online e-therapy tool provided by the University of Auckland that helps young people learn skills to deal with feeliAdd Newng down, depressed or anxiety.
Helplines for children and young people:
Youthline – 0800 376 633, free text 234 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or online chat
thelowdown.co.nz – or email email@example.com or free text 5626
Kidsline – 0800 54 37 54 (0800 kidsline) for young people up to 18 years of age.
Domestic Violence Helplines:
0800 733 843 Women’s Refuge crisis line — free from any phone, 24 hours a day, every day.
0508 744 633 Shine Helpline — free from any phone, 9am to 11pm every day.
0800 456 450 It’s Not OK info line — free from any phone, 9am to 11pm every day.