COVID-19 Update: Auckland is now at Alert Level 1

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Stay safe

We've put this page together to list the number of support services available during the lockdown period.

Health and Safety on campus (click to expand)

It is important to read the information within the following 5 minute presentation.  This presentation covers Alert Level 1 principles, information for while on campus, personal health and contact tracing. Once you have read the information, please complete the online Health and Safety induction form to certify you have read the information.

coVID-19 Alert Level 1 Induction
 

Visitor sign-in register
If you have friends or visitors on campus, please ask them to read the information above and then complete the visitor sign-in register.  You can then send the completed form through to the Health and Safety team.

Mental Wellbeing (click to expand)

It is natural to feel stress, loneliness, or anxiety during this time. If you or someone you know needs someone to talk to, please see a list of services you can contact below:

Unitec Counsellors
Our counselling team are available Monday to friday from 8am - 4pm for appointments. To book an appointment call 0800 10 85 10. For more information on this service, visit our Counselling Services page.

Go to Counselling Services page

Mental Health Foundation
You can free call or text 1737 at any time to speak with a trained counsellor – it’s free and confidential. You can also visit the Mental Health Foundation website for several useful resources to help with getting through.

Go to Mental Health Foundation website

Samaritans Aotearoa/New Zealand
Focuses on empathetic listening in a non-judgemental way and is available 24/7 by calling 0800 726 666. For more information about Samaritans Aotearoa/New Zealand you can visit their website.

Go to Samaritans Aotearoa/New Zealand website

Mapu Maia
Offers free, professional and confidential counselling services and education that is culturally appropriate and effective. You can call them on 0800 21 21 22, email help@mapumaia.nz, or submit an online query. For more information on Mapu Maia services, visit their website.

Go to Mapu Maia website

Anxiety New Zealand Trust
If you're feeling anxious and would like to talk to someone about anxiety or would like to seek advice for a friend or family member - you can phone their free 24/7 Anxiety Helpline on 0800 269 4389 (0800 ANXIETY). 

Go to Anxiety New Zealand Trust website

Paerangi
Whānau (family) can find COVID-19 information and support services across Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland), including the Mental Health Support available. Visit their website to find out more.

Go to Paerangi website

Unite against COVID-19
The official government website also provides advice on how to look after your mental wellbeing at this time. Visit the Health and Wellbeing section of their website.

Go to Official COVID-19 website

Tenancy and housing (click to expand)

On Monday 23 March 2020 the Government announced a freeze to residential rent increases and greater protections for tenants against having their tenancies terminated. To find out what this means to you, see the Renters and Landlords section on the official COVID-19 website.

Go to Renters and Landlords section (Official COVID-19 website)

Or you can simply download the easy to read large print notice below.

COVID-19: Rent Increase Freeze and Tenancy Terminations (PDF, 132 KB) »