The Southern Lakes region is facing real challenges and the whole community is working together to provide people with the support they need.
After seeing the effects of COVID 19 on people’s mental health, a number of regional agencies banded together in June 2020 to form the Te Hau Toka Southern Lakes Wellbeing Group.
Together, we’re focused on improving mental wellbeing and building resilience in our Southern Lakes communities. We’re working with a range of individuals and agencies to build awareness of available local services, connect people with the support they may need and help them to stay well. Find out more about us, our Connecting Communities funding, and other initiatives we’re working on.
We all need a bit of extra support every now and again so if you, or someone you know, is struggling, there's a range of free help available.
To find out about common signs and symptoms of mental distress as well as support in the Southern Lakes region, check out our Need Help? page which has downloadable files for the community and referral agencies to use. The Traffic Light Guide, in particular, is an excellent one-stop resource.
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