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Free stress and wellbeing training courses in Buller

Monday 20 September 2021Health news1 minute to read

Wellbeing representatives are concerned that COVID-19 lockdown stresses on top of flooding issues are stretching Buller folk’s ability to manage.

West Coast DHB Director of Allied Health Jane George says the various organisations supporting the psychosocial and wellbeing of Kawatiri folk had noticed that the pressures of the COVID-19 Delta Level 4 lockdown on top of issues from the recent flooding were taking its toll.

“We’ve heard reports of people struggling, and these are folk who are usually more than capable of coping with things. Red Cross offers these great courses, and so we’ve organised a couple of half days coming up that might help give people a few strategies to get them through,” Ms George says.

The free Coping with Stress courses take place at the Westport Bridge Club on Tuesday 28 September from 1pm to 5pm, and Thursday 30 September from 9am to 1pm.

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A few spots will also be available on the free Psychosocial First Aid course designed for people involved with wellbeing organisations. That course takes place on Wednesday 29 September, from 9am to 4pm, also at the Westport Bridge Club.


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