During Alert Level 4 Lockdown and Alert Level 1 Post-lockdown (April to June 2020) Te Hiringa Hauora commissioned Nielsen to conduct two COVID-19 surveys. These surveys asked New Zealanders questions about their alcohol use and mental wellbeing.
In Issue Volume 133 No 1523 of the New Zealand Medical Journal, released on Friday 9 October, Te Hiringa Hauora published a letter that shares key mental wellbeing findings from these surveys. Overall most people found positive aspects of lockdown, however there are inequitable outcomes and ongoing mental health concerns. This letter also highlights some the work that Te Hiringa Hauora was involved in during the COVID-19 response, specifically the Mana Pasifika response and dynamic updates to the lowdown.co.nz and depression.org.nz websites. You can read the open access letter here.
If you are interested in more detailed information from the surveys you can find that here.