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Mental health advice for coping after a traumatic event.

The Ministry of Health has developed two resources with 1737 to assist those in mental distress as a result of the traumatic event in Christchurch.

This resource is currently available in English and Arabic. The Ministry is working to translate these documents into multiple languages and this page will be updated as translations become available.

If over the following days and weeks, distress or stress symptoms are escalating, or you feel you are not coping, early access to help and professional support is important. Your GP is a good starting point, or for support with grief, anxiety, distress or mental wellbeing, you can call or text 1737 – free, anytime, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – to talk it through with a trained counsellor.

Please click here for more information