NZ Government COVID-19 Website

COVID-19: Mental health and wellbeing resources

Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand Coronavirus information


  • If you have not used zoom before. A few minutes before the event, simply select (click on) the Zoom ID link above; and the computer/device will lead you through a brief software set up.
  • Follow the prompts to install Zoom on your computer/device. Trust it. Say yes to all permissions so it can talk with your computer/device camera and audio system.
  • Keep following the prompts. If there is an option to “remember this option in future” choose Yes.
  • Wait for connections to get sussed – this can take a few minutes. And then you will be connected and see friendly faces.
  • After the first time you use Zoom, it will be quicker as there will be no software setup.

Some Zoom etiquette to note:

  • Please mute yourself when not talking. (click the option on your face on the screen)
  • You are welcome to make use of the ‘chat’ feature when you can write a message to the whole group or individuals
  • There is a ‘put your hand up’ button if you can’t get a word in 🙂

Various articles to read or watch:

LIVING IN THE STILLNESS: Joel Tempero and Cassie Close have produced this short video, with “Tips on how to live in the stillness” – well worth a watch. Click on the following link.

10 Mental Health Tips for Coronavirus Social Distancing

Here is is some good background information on Coronavirus by Microbiologist Siouxsie Wiles. A ‘ letter to Kiwis on ‘fighting fire’

Responding faithfully to the Coronavirus. (click on the heading to read the full article)

It concludesSo how should we respond? Wash your hands, and recite the Lord’s Prayer as you do (it is better than singing ‘Happy birthday’ twice). Trust in God, care for the sick, and share your hope of life beyond death. Remember Ps 91:”

Here is the Lord’s Prayer we use on Sundays:

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
Your Kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins,
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom,
the power and the glory are yours.
Now and for ever.

Advice from the Ministry of Health