With support from the Ministry of Health, we have launched today 'Self-care and Support for NZers during Covid-19'. An online community with psychosocial resources, peer support and self-care tools to help NZ'ers struggling with anxiety or loneliness during lockdown and beyond. It is intended to alleviate some of the burden on primary care by enabling providers to easily refer patients to something that is endorsed by the MOH and where patients are supported by a team of support workers (health coaches, community managers and counsellors) in a moderated online community.
We are starting this later this week, daily webinars at 10am (and possibly at 5pm numbers pending) that people who have signed up to Melon can join. These will focus on self-care topics and facilitated mindfulness, meditation, nutrition, yoga, conflict management etc classes - hosted by our health coaches and counsellors.
We will also be creating additional resources and adding 'groups' / 'sub-communities' in the near term that are themed around most popular discussions/questions and other.
Please share the url melonhealth.com/covid-19 widely with your colleagues, your practices, marae clinics and community partners.