Sharing key messages, stories and resources

Key messages to the youth sector

Check in with the recent Alert Level announcements here.

Official key messages for our diverse communities (including translations) can be found on the COVID-19 website.

Golden Rules of COVID-19 Alert Level 4 video translations from the Ministry for Ethnic Communities

It’s OK to ask for help. The official COVID-19 website has issued a sheet with contacts of people and agencies that offer advice, help, or support if you need it.

Stories to share

Shout out to our friend Kyanna and the amazing crew at SAYN! Read about them here!

Kōrero Café is back for it’s second season! Check out the first two session on our YouTube!

We’re pretty excited about Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori this week – we’ve sign up for a Māori Language Moment, have you?

We are loving the newly released “Someday Stories“: six short takes on sustainability by emerging young film-makers from Aotearoa.

Useful resources

Thanks Auckland Council for your Level 4 activities at home list!

Ka Rawe Te Ora Hou for launching your Manaaki Ora App!

Work and Income have a COVID-19 page with information for individuals, families, employers and self-employed people affected by COVID-19.

There is a COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme for employers, including self-employed people, to help pay their employees who need to self-isolate and can’t work from home.

Thanks to Te Hiringa Hauora, Mapu Maia, Vaka Tautua, the Mental Health Foundation and Pasifika health leaders for sharing their Mana Pasifika messages and resources.

We invite you to freely access and read some of the whakaaro our friends gifted Kaiparahuarahi: The Journal for Youth Work in Aotearoa last year during the first Rāhui.

Caring for Supporters

Self Care tips for youth dev workers

We can’t stress enough how important it is to look after yourself!

  • Make a plan with whoever you are self-isolating with. Do you have any goals for the coming weeks? What sort of routine do you want? How will you achieve this together?
  • Take breaks from watching, reading or listening to news stories, including social media.
  • Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or practice mindfulness/being present. Try to eat healthy well-balanced meals, exercise regularly and get plenty of sleep.
  • Make time to unwind. Try to do some activities you enjoy.
  • Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about the changes, your concerns and how you are feeling.

We are aware that this is a super unsettling time: reminder, we have updated our Supervisor Directory with those keen to support you through online mediums during this return to COVID-19 environment.

Xero Assistance Programme

The Xero Assistance Programme is available for small business community members to access free mental health support and resources.

Want or need to kōrero with us?

Your focus will be on your whānau, and the Taiohi you work with. Our focus is you. Sometimes you might need to talk with someone who understands your mahi, and that you can trust.

We would be honoured to be that person for you. How this looks will depend on what you want, and strengths of the person you meet with. It will be strengths based (i.e., looking at the strengths you have and how they can support you through this season).

It might look like youth work convos, supervision, coaching, mentoring or digital trouble-shooting. There is no charge for this. If you need ongoing support we will look at how to connect you with someone who can journey with you.

Are you interested?? Click here to make an appointment with us today!

Training/Professional Development

We were so grateful to have gathered for INVOLVE 2021: Reunion, Team INVOLVE are gifting Keynote videos to you for free! You can also purchase the Later Access Pass option. Find out more here.

Kōrero Cafè is back for your info and inspo needs! Featuring authors from the latest Kaiparahuarahi #4. Check out the Facebook Event for more details!

Our friends at Rerenga Awa are hosting some great trainings during this lockdown, find out more on their Facebook.

KnowPYD is a website for the sector that offers past webinars and training resources to enhance your work alongside young people.

Responding to immediate concerns

Directory of where to go if you have concerns

We’ve created an Immediate Risk Referral sheet and categorised it for quick reference.

We still have our directory of support services that can help you and your young people. We continue to update it.


Access the directory here.

If you have services to add please let us know here.

Government list of Services and Support

The official COVID-19 website has issued a sheet with contacts of people and agencies that offer advice, help, or support if you need it.

Need to contact us about specific support or concerns?

Please email us and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.