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Fact sheets - Support after the quake

Support and assistance

In the aftermath of the earthquake there are many agencies that can help you, your family and whānau. This fact sheet outlines the services available and how you can apply for help.

Quake counselling and social support referral line – 0800 777 846

People feeling upset or stressed, or are in need of other social support, as a result of the earthquake are being encouraged to call the Quake Support and Counselling Services Helpline 0800 777 846.

This fact sheet has further information about the helpline service.

Getting help after a disaster

Tips and contact information if you need counselling and support services.

Coping with stress and anxiety

The Ministry of Health provides fact sheets to help you, your family and your community to:

  • understand common emotional reactions to the earthquakes
  • learn positive ways of coping
  • identify when to get extra help that will enable you to cope better.

They also have fact sheets for emergency response workers, health staff and volunteers.

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