COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 outbreak- information for our members and the community

The COVID-19 outbreak has now reached Aotearoa and will likely impact us all both professionally and personally as we deal with the implications of this outbreak.
We provide links to resources for you on how we can keep ourselves and our families safe and on ways to safeguard the wellbeing of clients and employees.

Ministry of Health resources for health professionals

Red Cross: Psychological First Aid for COVID-19 in Aotearoa New Zealand (PDF)

Sarb Johal - FREE Webinar: Useful Psychology Tools & Strategies for the Coronavirus Pandemic (PDF)

Ministry of Health general information

The World Health Organisation has an excellent resource although aimed at frontline workers, makes important points on wellbeing
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Outbreak: rights, roles and responsibilities of health workers….

Safetravel website

Health Navigator New Zealand
Overview and information for health providers

COVID-19 - information in other languages

This free collection includes relevant psychological research published across the APA Journals portfolio. We will update this collection on an ongoing basis.
COVID-19 relevant free journal articles

International LISTSERV dedicated to COVID and psychology's role/response to the pandemic

Psychological need of healthcare staff as a result of the coronavirus pandemic-British Psychological Society


Contacts for support (PDF)

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Returning to a New Normal - webinar for the public, recorded 27 January, 2022

Psychologists worldwide unite to take action against violence in the home (PDF)
The supporting associations - Home-based violence (PDF)

Looking after mental health and wellbeing during COVID-19

An online community with psychosocial resources, peer support and self-care tools to help NZ'ers struggling with anxiety or loneliness

COVID-19, Top tips to get through


How COVID-19 may impact mental health

Briefing note on addressing mental health and psychosocial aspects of COVID-19 Outbreak- Version 1.1 (IASC) (PDF)


Talking to children about COVID-19: A parent resource- (National Association of School Psychologists- (Maryland, USA)

Putiputi & Puddy learn about the coronavirus
a book by Janet Peters and Paul Hirini

My Hero is You, Storybook for Children on COVID-19 (in 14 languages)
By the IASC (Interagency Standing Committee)

Coronavirus- A book for children (PDF)
by Elizabeth Jenner, Kate Wilson & Nia Roberts

The University Of Queensland, Parenting and Family Support Centre
Covid-19 Parenting Resources

Media Advisory: Looking after mental health and wellbeing during Covid-19

Answers to frequently asked questions about looking after mental health and wellbeing during COVID-19

The World Health Organisation: Doing What Matters in Times of Stress: An Illustrated Guide

Manage Anxiety & Stress

Coronavirus: Mental health experts Janet Peters and David Codyre on combating fear, anxiety

Here to help - COVID-19 and anxiety

Tips for coping with coronavirus anxiety (PDF) from the Australian Psychological Society

Five ways to view coverage of the coronavirus  (American Psychological Assocation)

Easing anxiety in the wake of the coronavirus- Australian Psychological Society

Coronavirus: psychologists offer advice for maintaining positive health- Australian Psychological Society

Information on preventing and responding to family, whānau and sexual violence during COVID-19

British Psychological Society
Meeting the psychological needs of people recovering from severe coronavirus (Covid-19)

Erika Giovanna Veloza, Psychologist, Family Studies, Especialist in Gender and Public Policies
The gender based violence (GBV) in times of COVID-19 (PDF)

Māori and Covid-19

NZ Māori Council issues comprehensive guidance on COVID-19 covering hui, tangi, gatherings and much more:

Te Rōpū Whakakaupapa Urutā - Guiding Māori through the COVID19 Panademic

Preparing our whānau for self-isolation (PDF)

Potential situation scenario (PDF)

Pacific peoples and Covid-19

Workplace issues

Preparing your practice to deal with the coronavirus (COVID-19)1- FOR PRACTITIONERS (PDF) from the Australian Psychological Society

MBIE workplace response to COVID-19

COVID-19 and psychology services: How to protect your patients and your practice  (APA resource)

Workplace preparedness – Covid-19

The University of Auckland, Clinics Viral Outbreak Process 2020 (PDF)

Working remotely / Teleworking

Allied Health Aotearoa Best Practice Guide for Telehealth (PDF)

NZ Telehealth COVID-19 and Telehealth Provision for Health Providers (PDF)

ACC- Guidelines for the use of telepsychology in treatment of ACC clients (PDF)

Te Pou's Covid-19 initiatives

British Psychological Society - Guidelines: Psychological assessment undertaken remotely (PDF)

Checklist for remote provision of psychological services (WORD doc)- Adapted from APA checklist by Brian Dixon (Director, Scientific Issues, New Zealand Psychological Society)

Free CE series on telepsychology best practice For a limited time, APA'S four-part Continuing Education in Psychology series "Telepsychology Best Practice 101" is available free of charge.

Ring ring: telephone work at the end of the world | Notaguru
A fantastic resource for people who are new to, or uncertain about, telephone and online working  link

Effective therapy via video: top tips | British Psychological Society, Division of Clinical Psychology, Digital Healthcare Sub-Committee
Practical advice for professionals planning to offer video therapy  download

Cognitive Therapy for PTSD (CT-PTSD): Guidance for Conducting Memory Work Remotely | Oxford Center For Anxiety Disorders And Trauma
Excellent practical advice for conducting memory work in PTSS such as ‘reliving’  download

Tips related to remote therapy provision | BABCP  link

Working from home

Leaderships tips for keeping the team productive

Working from home with children

Nine ways to make working from home easier

Five tips for working from home amid covid-19