FIRST STEPS RESOURCES
Resources For You
Sometimes, we cannot change a situation that’s causing us stress so we need to find ways
to accept it. This worksheet will you or your team come up with strategies to reduce stress.
In the face of uncertainty and lack of control, noticing when
our expectations are getting in the way can be a helpful skill.
Here are some thoughts on how you might do that.
There are many ways we can navigate safely through the crashing waves of anxiety. But first we must learn to notice the signs in ourselves & our surroundings. As our ancestors learned to look for signs of a dangerous storm approaching, we too can learn to look for the signs of our worries and anxieties.
Life may be a bit chaotic right now. Whether it’s juggling work from home, or entertaining the kids from the couch, our daily efforts are making a huge difference. Whatever happens with level changes, one thing stays the same. We’re awesome, Tāmaki Makaurau.
You may have been experiencing breathing difficulties or have been told you have hyperventilation but you don’t know where to start or what to do. This is the perfect resource for you!
Talking to people can sometimes feel challenging — especially when you’re feeling low or anxious. This resource can help you build skills that you can use to make social situations a bit easier.
For Pasifika people, talanoa is how we communicate and is key to maintaining respectful relationships. Talanoa is about open and respectful interactions. It includes the sharing of ideas and stories between people. When we talanoa, we connect.
It feels pretty uncertain right now. But the things we’re doing to help each other, like dropping kai off to pāpā or buying from your local make a big difference. No matter what happens with level changes, one thing stays the same – we’re awesome, Tāmaki Makaurau.
Our best tips for looking after ourselves and protecting our
smart brain start with directing energy towards what you
can control and influence – and finding ways to ignore or
de-prioritise what you can’t.
Depression and anxiety affects us all differently. It changes the way you feel, think and deal with tough times. Watch our video to find your own way to a better place.
Many of us know the signs that a storm is approaching – the clouds darken, the sea becomes
choppy and there is a change in the air. There are also some common signs that tell us we might be experiencing depression. .
There’s never been a more important time to take care of & fully understand mental wellbeing. Sir John Kirwan, All Black legend, mental health advocate and Co-founder of Groov sits down for intimate conversations with incredible & inspiring leaders from all walks of life.
The following SleepDrops® Body Breath Scan is highly effecve at inducing a state of absolute relaxaon and sleep. Please read through the following steps and then relax and enjoy the process. Do not get caught up mentally in too much detail. Just breathe and relax.
Orokoroa is a proven state of well-being to heal and empower mostly in the collective consciousness, however the individual development of your vibration can also grow to drastic measures of awareness with the right discipline and consistent repetition in your journey.
For someone experiencing emotions like depression and anxiety, it can be scary, lonely, and deeply distressing. When we notice signs of depression and/or anxiety in others, it’s important to know
that there is a way we can support them.
Brthe studios takes you through a simple mindfulness practice to recharge & bring calmness to your day. This is a great introduction to breathing techniques & basic meditation to help build your resilience, mental health & wellbeing.
Switching on your relaxation response helps focus your mind on thoughts or actions that feel
good – interrupting stressful thoughts & feelings. This worksheet introduces breathing & muscle techniques that have been shown to be particularly helpful for relaxation.
There are a range of other resources to support mental wellbeing in the workplace & help people & workplaces minimize & manage stress. Here we’ve highlighted where you can
access further support for yourself or your people.
Hikitia te Hā is a set of simple breathing exercises developed by Rawiri Hindle and supported by Canterbury’s All Right?. This video extends the original Hikitia te Hā programme into yoga.
This workbook will allow you to clarify and write down what your personal core values are.
This visual summary allows you to track your values, to communicate them to others and use them as a basis for your goals, decisions and day-to-day life.
You’ll assess your current life & behaviors for how they either support or undermine what you most value. Next, you will find any gaps & work to close them. Finally, we will talk a little about mindfulness. Don’t panic, it doesn’t hurt & I’m not going to over-promise on its abilities.
Feeling fatigued? You’re not the only one. Our work and home routines have been transformed by various stages of lockdown and upheaval. It might seem paradoxical that, for those of us who are objectively doing less, our fatigue is nevertheless increasing. But the true picture is much more complex.
If snacking is your downfall and you’re always hanging out in the cupboard not knowing what to snack on, grab my free Quick Nutritious Energy Snacks ebook and get snacking on nutritional choices that will give you energy and keep you sustained.
Stress Management Resources
Self-care is vital during times of stress, and you deserve a decent break at the end of the day or your shift. Here are some ideas to help you unwind after a busy day.
This worksheet will help you know when, & why, you see something
as a challenge, identify how you currently manage these situations, and how you respond
(thoughts, feelings & actions). You’ll also learn about ‘balanced thinking’.
A resource to support understanding around workplace stress, including how
work impacts stress, how stress impacts individuals & what works to minimise & manage stress.
It may not be business as usual, but by juggling zoom meetings and keeping a safe distance on the worksite, the mahi we’re putting in now makes a huge difference. No matter what happens with level changes, one thing stays the same – we’re awesome, Tāmaki Makaurau.
Get ahead of your week with this structured tool that assists in reviewing and planning your tasks. Ensure no task slips through the cracks by assessing your workload, availability, and capacity. By the end of this exercise, you’ll have a well-organised schedule and a strategic approach to handle unexpected work.
Browse and discover evidence-based advice and insight from the wellbeing community to support you in building on-going resilience and prioritising your health.
Explore videos covering a range of wellbeing topics including depression, stress management, sleep, resilience, fatigue, mindfulness, anxiety and more.
Get practical tips and insights that can help shape your own strategies towards managing your wellbeing and integrating healthy routines into your lifestyle.
Do you need help now?
If you, or someone you know, requires crisis or emergency support, please reach out for help via the links below. You are not alone; there are FREE professional resources available to help you.