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23 Feb 2022

Community Support while Self-Isolating

Isolating at home can be tough!

Here we have pulled together a range of resources to help you through. Check some of the official guidelines for isolating, and how to prepare beforehand. 

 Government Resources

Be prepared for COVID-19

Key COVID-19 Information for self-isolation



Nelson Community Support

Wellby Online Talking Cafes

Make connections with others by joining a Zoom session for a quick chat or a longer conversation

Nelson Women's Centre

Support centre for all women and children in the Nelson Tasman region. Includes services such as social worker support, advocacy, information on women's rights, a library, op shop, and a programme of workshops.

Ph. 03 546 8441

White House

Peer support centre, based in Nelson, for people with experiential knowledge of mental health and mental illness

Ph. 0800 114 976

The Male Room

Support centre for males in the Nelson/Tasman region. Services and support through challenging times

Top of the South Neighbourhood Support

Connecting with and supporting families and individuals in the neighbourhood

Nelson Tasman Pasifika Community

Support for the Pasifika community in Nelson / Tasman


Nationwide Support

St John Caring Caller

Caring Caller is a service that St John provides for people who live alone or feel a bit lonely. Volunteers phone clients regularly to check that everything is okay

Ph. 0800 000 606

Women's Refuge

Advice and support when you are dealing with violence in your life

Ph. 0800 733 843

Elder Abuse Helpline

Support for older people experiencing elder abuse

Ph. 0800 32 668 65

Sexuality or gender identity helpline

OUTLine NZ – 0800 688 5463 (OUTLINE)

Mental Health Support Lines

Lifeline – 0800 543 354 (0800 LIFELINE) or free text 4357 (HELP).

Suicide Crisis Helpline – 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO).

Healthline – 0800 611 116

Samaritans – 0800 726 666

Depression Helpline – 0800 111 757 or free text 4202

Youthline – 0800 376 633, free text 234 or email talk@youthline.co.nz or online chat.

What's Up – 0800 942 8787 (for 5–18 year olds)

Anxiety NZ – 0800 269 4389 (0800 ANXIETY)