Kia ora Greenhithe

Thank you for your patience with this lockdown. Please stay home! Only go out for essential needs. Wash your hands. Be kind.

Please get vaccinated. It is very easy now. You can currently  get vaccines without a booking in Albany and Birkenhead. Just go onto the official vaccination website.

There is an increase in crime and it even happens in the middle of the day when we are all home. The schools are closed. No one should be there. There is FB chatter about cars driving slowly around. Please take photos and make those 105 calls (or 111 if a crime is actively happening).

Your emotional and mental wellbeing is important. It is normal to feel stressed or lonely when you are in your bubble, but there are some things you can do to feel better.

Even if you are not sick you may be feeling anxious about COVID-19. This is normal.

Reach out to your family and whānau, friends and workmates. Sharing how we feel and offering support to others is important.

If you or someone you know is struggling right now, there is free help available.

Free call or text 1737 any time for support from a trained counsellor

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

HELP Suicide Crisis Helpline 0508 828 865

Samaritans 0800 726 666

OUTline NZ available evenings 6pm to 8pm 0800 688 5463

Depression and Anxiety Helpline 0800 111 757 or free text 4202

Free text Youthline on 234 0r email

Kia Kaha Aotearoa.  Stay safe and enjoy Spring.

Nga mihi, Troy Williamson, Greenhithe Community Constable