What’s this got to do with mental health?

We’re awesome, Tāmaki Makaurau is a psychosocial wellbeing programme.

Most people affected by the current lockdown in Auckland will experience some level of discomfort or distress – it’s a very human and normal response to this incredibly hard time we’re living through.

For most of us, that distress won’t rise to the level of a mental health problem that requires professional intervention – we need help and support, but we can get that help and support from ourselves, from our friends and whānau, from our workplace and from our community.

That’s where We’re awesome, Tāmaki Makaurau comes in.

We’ve built this programme around some of the five key ingredients for psychosocial wellbeing:

  • Hope
  • Agency
  • Connection
  • Calm
  • Safety

Through this campaign, we’re hoping to reconnect you with hope that your community is taking steps every day to look after you, your whānau and each other; remind you of the things you can do to look after yourself and those you love (and bring back some of that agency and control that lockdowns can take away), and help bring back a sense of calm and safety to Tāmaki Makaurau.