ADVICE FOR COPING WITH CORONAVIRUS
Are you finding it difficult to control worries about the virus? Download our guide to help you reduce and stress and anxiety. We have also provided guides from the World Health Organisation for adults and children.
If you or a loved one are feeling unsure or overwhelmed, you can also call our
free 24/7 national Anxiety Helpline on 0800 269 4389 (0800 ANXIETY).
Anxiety NZ is focused on prioritising the health and safety of our clients and community. Our service has a range of strengths that can help in this time of change. We are working hard to make sure we are ready to support people over the coming months.
For this reason, our clinical team are now offering online therapy with registered psychologists for people who would benefit from support while at home. Please download the ‘Consent Form for Online Therapy or Medical Appointment’ form for more information on this. Our clinic continues to be open for 1:1 therapy in person and we are following the Ministry of health’s guidelines closely.
Our free 24/7 Helpline 0800 269 4389 (0800 ANXIETY). is available now and we are encouraging people to call for help with anxiety management.
Include a bequest in your Will to be certain that your final act of generosity will help people who suffer from mental health issues. Big or small, your bequest will be greatly appreciated. Making a Will helps to ensure your specific wishes are honoured – that the people and places that are meaningful to you are supported. A legacy gift to Anxiety New Zealand Trust can make a long lasting difference in the lives of children, youth and adults in New Zealand. Download a Will Bequest form.
ANXIETY IN THE WORKPLACE SUPPORT
Harmful levels of anxiety in the workplace if left untreated can lead to both physical and mental health issues, with potentially severe repercussions for those who are experiencing it.
Increased anxiety amongst workers also has repercussions for your company as it can affect the productivity and creativity of the workplace, spread anxiety to other workers and lower quality and efficiency. A major cause of workplace anxiety is task overload, closely followed by dealing with change, conflict & role ambiguity. .
It can also lead to absenteeism and scenario known as ‘presenteeism’ – when employees are at work but not functioning at a normal level. The costs of ‘presenteeism’ were five to ten times higher than for absenteeism.
In exchange set levels of sponsorship, we can devise a range of services that you can offer your organisation and staff. We are entirely flexible, and if you feel you need to tailor a package to suit your organisation, we will be happy to discuss this with you further and devise a bespoke range services to suit your requirements. Call us to discuss this further or download our Anxiety In The Workplace pamphlet. Click on the image below.
ANXIETY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY SUPPORT
Globally and in New Zealand the construction industry has one of the highest incidences of mental health issues and suicides than any other industry.
For construction workers, the causes are often related to years of hard physical exertion and pain, intense pressure to meet deadlines, exposure to risky and often dangerous situations, adapting to ever changing health and safety regulations, seasonal work, fragmented income and working in isolation.
For architects, engineers and project managers the triggers can be similar but are also related to intense budget pressures, continuously adapting to strict building regulations, tight project schedules, financial risk, failure to deliver resulting in humiliation and shame.
We also offer sponsorship packages tailored for construction industry organisations to help prevent and treat employees experiencing anxiety. Call us to discuss this further or download our Anxiety In The Construction Industry pamphlet. Click on the image below.
VOLUNTEER WITH US
Clinic Volunteers underpin our ability to support up to 25,000 people per year and we are hugely thankful for the generosity and goodwill of all volunteers who have supported the day to day running of the organisation. Anxiety NZ has a limited number of placements each year for volunteers to support administration and community education.
Tasks vary and include a range of activities that support the smooth operation of a busy mental health organisation. There are places for volunteers in administration, community education or fundraising. Based on the amount of training and support we provide we hope to provide the opportunity to volunteers who are able to commit to a minimum of 4 hours per week for a minimum of 12 months. The Trust hopes to provide a valuable experience and a safe place to learn new skills and knowledge while giving back to a community organisation that greatly appreciates the support. For further details email Sarah at: email@example.com
The 24/7 Helpline volunteers
Our 24/7 Anxiety Helpline is often the front line of our services, providing a vital point of contact for those experiencing anxiety, and for their family and friends. Our volunteers receive full training but suitable applicants would meet a certain level of mental health study or work experience (e.g. suits university psychology students who are at least in their 2nd year of study or anyone with a Level 4 Mental Health qualification). Volunteers also need to be responsible, reliable, and have excellent people skills as the role involves communicating with highly distressed and at risk individuals. A commitment of at least 1 year of helpline shifts and monthly meeting attendance is required.
For further details email Goldie our Helpline manager at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Anxiety NZ is incredibly grateful for the longstanding support of specialist IT volunteers and accounting volunteers. If you have specific skills or knowledge, experience with fundraising, marketing, community education, projects or business we warmly welcome you to get in touch.
Please note, that as a charity that works with vulnerable people, we are required to conduct a police check for all volunteers. All volunteers will also be asked to review and sign a code of conduct agreement, IT use policy, confidentiality agreement and reference checks may be made.