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Grieving & Mental Wellness through COVID-19

Taking care of your mental health 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?

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Volcanic Kitchens Cookbook Pre-orders available now

Delicious recipes, local connections. Pre-orders now available!

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COVID-19 Response Latest Update

Keeping you updated with our response to COVID-19.

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The End of Life Choice Act Referendum

Our organisational position on the End of Life Choice Act.

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Hospice Shop Open for Business

Colourful window displays give a sneak peek, why not pop in and have a look for yourself.

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Grieving & Mental Wellness through COVID-19

Taking care of your mental health is especially important.

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Become a Hospice Hero Today

Support over 120 people living with a life-limiting illness.

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Declutter & Keep for Hospice Shop

Donate things you no longer use. Less is the new more.

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Claim tax credits for donations

You can claim 33.33% of your donations back. Find out how.

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Harcourts Dancing for Hospice 2020 cancelled

2020 event cancelled. Read the full press release here.

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Farmers raises $23,941 for Rotorua Community Hospice

Christmas fundraising campaign a resounding success!

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Hospice Newsletters – Catch up on all our news

Visit our archive to find all our newsletters in one place.

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Volunteer Long Service Awards

Celebrating volunteer service from 5 years right up to 30 years.

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Seeds of Support – Regular Giving programme launched

A community of supporters who make a regular automatic donation.

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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

Reminiscing about days gone by, helping people tell their stories.

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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

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Stories of the individuals who have touched our lives.