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Grieving & Mental Wellness through COVID-19

Taking care of your mental health during the response to coronavirus is especially important.

April 17, 2020

If you’re living with a life-limiting illness, caring for a loved one with a life-limiting illness or have recently lost a loved one, you may be feeling the impact of COVID-19 more acutely.

Your mental and emotional hauora may already be strained. Adding external stress and instability can be harder to cope with than it would be otherwise. Taking care of your mental health during the response to coronavirus is especially important.

First and foremost, give yourself permission to acknowledge and feel what this is bringing up for you and communicate that with your support system

Think through who might be best to support you in what you’re experiencing. Is it needing help with practical and logistical issues or needing someone to talk to and express your concerns?

Here are a few things you can do to support yourself:

What can you do to help someone who is grieving?

Hospice News

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The End of Life Choice Act

If the End of Life Choice Act passes into law following the September 2020 referendum, Rotorua Community Hospice will take an organisational position of conscientious objection and will not be providing euthanasia services.

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Open for Business

Colourful window displays give a sneak peek but the best way to see what’s on offer is to pop in to the shop and have a look for yourself.

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COVID-19 Response: what you need to know

We’ll keep you updated with our response to COVID-19

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Grieving & Mental Wellness through COVID-19

Taking care of your mental health during the response to coronavirus is especially important.

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Become a Hospice Hero

Will you become a Hospice Hero and help support over 120 people living with a life-limiting illness?

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Declutter & Keep

Less is the new more.

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Claim tax credits for donations

You can claim 33.33% of your donations back. Here’s how.

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Harcourts Dancing for Hospice 2020 cancelled

Read the full press release here

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Farmers raises $23,941 for Rotorua Community Hospice

Christmas fundraising campaign a success!

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Hospice Newsletters

Catch up on all our news with our latest newsletter

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Volunteer Long Service Awards

Celebrating volunteer service of 5 up to 30 years

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Seeds of Support – Regular Giving programme launched

Seeds of Support is a community of supporters who generously make a regular automatic donation to Rotorua Hospice.

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Hospice urges Kiwis to talk about death

“We really believe if we could talk about it more, we might all worry a bit less”

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New Life Biography service launched

You have written us into the history books!

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Five ways to talk to a child about death

“We need to have a national conversation about death and dying”

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This is Brendan’s story

“Hospice didn’t come into our lives as the end of the road but rather as another tool to provide Dad and all of the family with the support to help fight his cancer.”

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Rotorua Community Hospice Stories

Stories of the individuals who have touched our lives.