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First He Whenua Taurikura hui on 15-16 June 2021

The first in what will be an annual hui on countering terrorism and violent extremism will be held in Christchurch this June. 

It is likely that this event will attract media coverage that refers to the 15 March Christchurch mosque attacks.

If you or someone you know feel upset or stressed by the event or coverage you may find this two-page resource useful. It has simple and practical wellbeing advice.

For more resources visit the Tips and guidance section or find contacts to talk to someone via Immediate help or Health providers and counsellors.

15 March anniversary

It’s normal to feel upset or stressed with media coverage and other reminders of the March 15 attacks..

This two-page resource (PDF, 200KB) has specific wellbeing advice around the anniversary.

If you or someone you know is struggling, help is available. Visit the Tips and guidance section for resources to help with self-managing your own or a loved one’s mental health and wellbeing. To talk to someone go to Immediate help or Health providers and counsellors for contact details.

COVID-19 pandemic 

The global outbreak of COVID-19 has impacted everyone. It has affected our daily lives, work and study and may have made it more difficult to connect with or visit loved ones overseas. It is completely normal to feel stressed or anxious in times of crisis and uncertainty.

The Ministry of Health has a list of information and tools available to support your own and others’ mental wellbeing and where to get help if you need it.

Our Future Together – Te Kohao Pounamu newsletter

Our Future Together – Te Kohao Pounamu is a newsletter featuring the most up-to-date information on support for people affected by the 15 March Christchurch mosque attacks.

The newsletter covers news related to the ongoing response, initiatives and events set up by or tailored for the Muslim community, wider community events, and health and wellbeing advice.

The information is pooled from the many government and community organisations that continue working together to provide support. Representatives from these agencies and groups meet regularly to touch base and gather the most up-to-date information.