Sharing key messages and resources

Key messages to the youth sector

Check in with the recent Alert Level announcements here.

Te Puni Kokiri have launch their COVID-19 Information Portal.

COVID-19 video messages from the Ministry for Ethnic Communities can be found on their YouTube.

Our friends Te Ngākau Kahukura have developed a COVID-19 Information for the Rainbow Community page

We have a page to support you in developing plans on how to operate during these changing alert levels.

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.

Vaccination Information

We have put together a document that discusses the COVID-19 Protection Framework and potential implications for the Youth Sector in Aotearoa.

Korowai Tupu have issued a document that seeks to bring clarity for the youth sector around vaccinations for those working in educational and health & disability settings.

We have created a guide to support your kōrero with young people about COVID-19 Vaccinations.

Korowai Tupu have issued a Guidance Statement regarding COVID-19 Vaccinations.

Vaccination Specific Sites

Find out more about Super Saturday: the national day of vaccination action!

Check out this Zoom Q & A with medical professionals of African whakapapa working in Aotearoa (14 & 15 October, 7-8pm).

The Māori Party have videos with Doctors talking about the COVID-19 Vaccination on TikTok.

Other Useful resources

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.