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YES & COVID-19 (Level 2)

Now that the nation is in Level 2, we are back in the office with aims to get back to business sooner while also implementing every precaution possible to ensure we are following Ministry of Helath guidelines. We now have contact tracing measures in place, with QR codes at the entrance of the House for easy sign in and out. We also have sign in sheets to keep track of those entering into and out of our premises.

Despite having these precautions, we are not permitting face-to-face visits at this time. We still encourage you all to continue to remain in contact with us via phone, email and social media. We are still here to help in any way we can.

It's easy to stay in touch:

GETTING SUPPORT

YES Youth & Parenting

It's business as usual for the YES team as continue to support our disability community, with demographic-specific supports and information for both youth and parents with disabilities as well as organisations news and community updates.

Youth Workers

We even through Level 2, we have awesome Youth Workers ready to connect and support our rangatahi. We are able to connect and support them to access other information, organisations, services and supports they may need during lockdown.

  • Call us on (09) 414 5360 to speak with a Youth Worker. Operating hours are from 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday
  • You can also email Jamie (jamiem@yesdisability.org.nz)

Parenting

We are hearing a lot from our parents within the community who are needing access to supports and services, or even just looking fro someone to talk to.

YES is committed to remaining connected with this network of people through our Parenting Program to ensure they have the necessary supports, resources and advice to be keep them and their families/whanau safe during the lockdown,

To get conencted, email Rachel (rachel@yesdisability.org.nz)

CONNECTING ONLINE with I.LEAD

I.Lead is taking the initiative on social media and has implemented a full plan of action for remaining socially connected an supporting our youth with disabilities. We are delivering a whole host of fun events, challenges and activities while also promoting information, resources and support for the young and the young at heart. 

Head over to our Facebook Page (fb.com/ileadconferencenz) to stay involved, informed and connected with everything YES and I.Lead.

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

Working in partnership with other services allows us to remain on the bleeding edge of information, support and advice that is able to help our youth with disabilities and their families in all aspects of their hauora. Here are a few links of information on how to access mental health services and support for both you and your loved ones during lockdown.

All-Right Website

The team at "All-Right" have developed an awesome initiative called Getting Through Together in partnership with the Mental Health Foundation. It's filled with information and toolkits designed to support parents when talking with their children about mental health and well-being.


There are other targeted mental health and wellness campaigns currently being developed for Maori and Pasefika families, as well as information and support for new mothers and people with chronic illnesses or compromised immunity.
 

For more information, click here for an article form the New Zealand Herald

Don't Burst Your Bubble

The Mental Health Foundation have compiled a dedicated list of tips for frontline staff and managers. 

There is more information from an article on Stuff.co.nz that talks about expected behaviors as well as coping strategies for those
working from home. Click here for more information

INFORMATION & SUPPORT
FOR TERTIARY STUDENTS

We are wokring with the Ministry of Education to provide information and support for those in our disability community struggling with all aspects of studying from home during lockdown. Here are a few videos featuring what you could be entitled to in terms of financial support to help you stick to your studies.

 

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