COVID-19: Update from Te Hiringa Hauora/Health Promotion Agency
29 Jul 2020
As part of the Ministry of Health’s national response to the COVID-19 crisis, Te Hiringa Hauora/Health Promotion Agency is supporting the mental wellbeing of five priority groups:
- older people (people over 70 and Māori and Pacific peoples over 50)
- people with long-term health conditions (including those who are immunocompromised)
- hapū wāhine and new māmā.
Te Hiringa Hauora is also undertaking work focusing on the COVID-19 related financial hardships being experienced by a number of New Zealanders. Find out more
What is Te Hiringa Hauora doing?
Te Hiringa Hauora is:
- developing, delivering and supporting tailored messages and resources to improve wellbeing for the five priority groups
- encouraging help seeking and help giving among these groups.
To achieve this, Te Hiringa Hauora is taking several approaches. We are:
- working with our partners, the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand and All Right?, to deliver new Getting Through Together messages
- working with relevant national organisations to promote wellbeing messages and resources
- delivering COVID-19-related messages through web, social media, newspaper and radio channels
- partnering with regional and community groups and organisations to develop resources, and tools to support their campaigns and initiatives.
Examples of our COVID-19 work
- Press ads:
- Newspaper articles:
- Spinoff stories:
‘There is a way through’: Mothers open up about maternal mental distress
Born in lockdown: Stories of mothers giving birth in COVID-19
Recovering whakapapa: How tikanga aids Māori mothers in a western system
- Hapū Māmā newsletters:
- NewsHub interview and article: