Posted by Jane Miller
Firstly, I hope you are all doing well and are looking after yourselves during this challenging time.
This is a uniquely stressful time for New Zealanders. Access to psychological support in a way that works within the constraints of this current environment is more critical than ever.
That’s why Just a Thought, in partnership with the Ministry of Health, have released a new specialised course to support New Zealanders with their mental and emotional wellness through this time of uncertainty.
Based on cognitive behavioural principles, the free online course, Staying on Track provides helpful validation around current distress responses and introduces practical strategies to cope with worry and disruption of day-to-day life as an impact of the COVID-19 situation.
The course will teach people how to support their mental and emotional health during this unique situation we find ourselves in through learning how to interact differently with thoughts and identify behaviours that will enhance wellbeing.
What’s involved in this online course?
Staying on Track consists of one illustrated lesson, supported by a lesson summary and helpful resources. Content will cover teaching people how to manage worry, stay active, manage insomnia, tips for staying connected to self and others, problem-solving and more.
The course is available is available through a self-guided or prescribed option for people you are supporting.
Who is the course for?
This course is available to anyone residing in New Zealand or the Pacific Islands who may need some extra support with their mental wellbeing due to the impacts of COVID-19. It’s completely free, all that’s needed is access to the internet and a mobile or desktop computer.
We want to get this course out to as many New Zealanders as we can who might be struggling at this time. We’d appreciate it if you could share this information within your networks and pass on to any clients who may benefit from this extra support.
People can find out more or sign up for this free course at justathought.co.nz/COVID19
The team at Just a Thought