Get help through times of stress
The past year has been difficult for many people, as we cope with Covid19 and changing alert levels. Things like isolation, or relationship and job stress, has a huge impact on our sense of wellbeing. Our Staying on Track course, along with its resources, has been created to support New Zealanders with their mental and emotional health through times of stress and uncertainty.
Staying on Track
A guide to support your wellbeing during COVID-19 and beyond
This free online course introduces easy-to-use, practical strategies to cope with stress during difficult times. You'll learn how to support your mental and emotional health, and practise skills to help you and your whānau stay on track.
This quick course was developed to help New Zealanders work through the ongoing effects of Covid-19, and can help with any stressful situation.Start course now
Staying on Track Resources
The following resources have been developed for the Staying on Track course to provide practical strategies to help people in times of distress.
These free resources are a great option for anyone unable to access the Staying on Track course (residing outside New Zealand or the Pacific Islands) or for anyone wanting a little extra support for their mental wellbeing, without having to do the full course.
Staying on Track Audio Course
10 Tips for Having a Stress-Less Christmas
Check out our top tips to having yourself a merry little Christmas that is both enjoyable and soothing for your stress system!
Seeing Things Clearly
Problem Solving Guide
What Matters Most
This is an uncertain time. It's normal to feel more worry than usual, which can feel difficult to control. This simple 'worry chart' can help you learn to let go of negative thoughts and "worries" that may not be helpful to you at this time.
Good Sleep Guide
Sleep plays an important role in good health and wellbeing. While you might not be able to control all the factors that affect your sleep, you can learn simple habits that really help. These ten tips are a great start!
3-Minute Breathing Exercise to Relieve Tension
This animated video guides you through a simple 3-minute breathing exercise, sometimes referred to as 'box breathing', that you can use any time you need to reduce tension and anxiety.
Mindfulness of Breath Audio
Feel more settled and calmer by spending a few minutes focused on your breathing with this mindfulness of breath guided audio meditation.
Muscle Relaxation Audio
This audio recording will guide you through a muscle relaxation exercise to relieve tension, anxiety, panic, or help you to fall asleep. This exercise is great for everyone of all ages, even kids!
How are you feeling?
Check your ‘distress score’ to find out your stress, anxiety or low mood level. This will help you understand how you are feeling and if you would benefit from a free course.Check my score