The COVID-19 National Psychosocial Campaign Introduction
The Purpose of the COVID-19 National Psychosocial Campaign
To provide counselling support and linguistically appropriate information to the Asian Communities
To meet the demand for mental health and addiction needs of Asian clients and community impacted by COVID-19
To expand Asian Helpline services hours to provide the need for distressed clients impacted by COVID-19
To accurately translate and disseminate COVID-19 information to Asian communities, in support of the COVID-19 National Psychosocial response campaign
What are we providing?
Providing 3 free counselling sessions to Asian clients who experience COVID-19 related mental distress, such as depression, anxiety, psychosomatic preoccupations, suicidal ideation and increased substance use.
By increased Helpline opening hours from 60 hours to 80 hours.
Use the Helpline to engage in video counselling, phone counselling, and WeChat video call. We will also provide face-to-face counselling when lockdown levels permit.
What are we delivering?
Translation and dissemination of multilingual COVID-19 support materials weekly.
Develop mental health and addiction resources and translate these into 7 languages.
Translate official Ministry of Health COVID-19 resources into a range of languages including Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Japanese, Hindi, Thai and Vietnamese. All translated resources will be uploaded onto our website every week.
Disseminate information using ethnic-specific media and social media, including Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and WeChat.
Communicate with and ensure health promotion to Asian communities throughout New Zealand using a wide range of channels.