Real-time Resilience Strategies for Coping with Coronavirus

We have entered challenging times, requiring us all to consider how our thoughts and actions might help or hinder our own resilience and that of those around us.

Dr Denise Quinlan and Dr Lucy Hone (co-directors of the New Zealand Institute of Wellbeing and Resilience Conference Convenors of WENZ – Wellbeing in Education NZ) have created a brief guide to coping in the days ahead, based on the best of science but also their own (reasonably broad) lived experiences of working in emergency management and resilience training programmes over the past decade.

Please see tipsheet, presentation slides and webinar below.

Tip-sheet: Real-time Resilience Strategies for Coping with Coronavirus

Full PDF: Real-time Resilience Strategies for Coping with Coronavirus



New Zealand Institute of Wellbeing & Resilience:

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We are offering a series of FREE digital training courses over the coming weeks. Suitable for everyone, from business owners to employees, these are to help you upskill and support you through COVID-19. Please see the full list below.

The Chamber is continuing to support businesses remotely throughout the shutdown period. If you need help, please reach out to our team at any stage. We hope that people adhere to the Government’s physical isolation for four weeks to avoid further extensions to this time frame. Please look out for one another and support local where possible.

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Managing your emotional state through uncertain times                         
Wed 1 Apr 11.00am

The recent pandemic has forced changes which can be worrying and uncomfortable. Being in our best emotional health allows us to be more adaptive and resourceful, both inwardly and outwardly. Join this session to find ways in which you can support yourself and others.

The basics of SEO
Wed 1 Apr 2.00pm
Presented by Jarra Borrman – Zeald

What is Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and how can you use it to the advantage of your business? This is a practical guide to on-page SEO and how to get started optimising your website to appear in search results.

Cashflow in a crisis
Thurs 2 Apr 12.00pm
Presented by KPMG

Whether you are currently suffering from cashflow uncertainty or have future cash concerns you would like to get ahead of, understanding and practicing cashflow management and forecasting could be the difference for your business continuity.

Effective communication techniques for leaders                        
Fri 3 Apr 9.00am

Given the unprecedented changes we are currently experiencing, your people are looking to you now more than ever before to lead them into the future. Effective communication skills have just become even more critical for navigating the fast pace of change within your organisation – even if you are working remotely.

Managing stress & building resilience in uncertain times     
Tues 7 Apr 10.00am
The current uncertainly and rapidly changing environment is providing a high level of stress to many. This can quickly lead to overwhelm, reducing our ability to solve problems and make good decisions. This webinar will help you understand the Stress Cycle, how to take positive action to manage stress and support the wellbeing of your team.

How to work from home effectively                       
Thurs 9 Apr 9.00am
In the current climate your level of personal effectiveness has a big impact on the results you achieve in life and work. This webinar will look at the key skills you need to ensure you effectively manage and carry out your daily tasks. It will show you how you can create more influence, efficiency and balance when working from home.

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Free Triple P Positive Parenting Program – Aug-Dec 2019

FREE Discussion Groups in the BOP

Dealing with Disobedience
Establishing Bedtime Routines
Managing Fighting & Aggression
Hassle Free Shopping with Preschoolers

Check out the dates and venues below.
These discussion groups are free.
For more details and to register

Triple P-Positive Parenting Program, 47 Fraser St, Tauranga
Program Clinical Leader: Ardell Unsworth
Phone:     07 5710144
Cell:    0273112140

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 Discussion Groups in the BAY                   

Venue Address Topic Date Time
Wesley Church 100 13th Ave-Tga Establishing Bedtime Routines 28th August 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Katikati Resource Centre 45 Beach Road, Katikati Dealing with Disobedience 10th September 9.30 – 11.30am
Wesley Church 100 13th Ave-Tga Dealing with Disobedience 17th September 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Katikati Resource Centre 45 Beach Road, Katikati Establishing Bedtime Routines 8th October 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Wesley Church 100 13th Ave-Tga Managing Fighting and Aggression 16th October. 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Katikati Resource Centre 45 Beach Road, Katikati Managing Fighting and Aggression 12th November 9.30 – 11.30am
Wesley Church 100 13th Ave-Tga Dealing with Disobedience 20th November 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Katikati Resource Centre 45 Beach Road, Katikati Hassle Free Shopping with Preschoolers 3rd December 6.oopm – 8.00pm
Wesley Church  100 13th Ave-Tga Hassle Free Shopping with Preschoolers 11th December 6.30pm – 8.30pm

WHAT IS TRIPLE P DISCUSSION GROUPS?     The discussion groups are designed to provide an overview of the positive parenting principles for any interested parent. Parents are actively involved throughout the 2-hour small group format discussions.

WHO IS IT FOR? Parents or caregivers with a specific concern about their child’s behaviour. They are most likely to benefit when their concerns are around a relatively discreet, mild to moderate behavioural issue and when parents can independently implement parenting plans that are generated during each session. They are also encouraged to apply new parenting skills to other problems that may arise.


Topic 1: Dealing with disobedience This discussion topic provides examples of common forms of disobedience and some reasons why children have difficulty learning to follow instructions. A number of positive parenting strategies are then introduced to help parents develop a personal plan to prevent disobedience, teach their child limits, and also to manage disobedience when necessary.

Topic 2: Managing fighting and aggression in this session, parents are encouraged to share their experiences of aggressive and destructive behaviour from their children and discuss some of the reasons children fight. This group covers the skills that children need to be able to cooperate and get along with others. Parents learn how to teach skills such as sharing, communicating, and being gentle. They also prepare plans to manage times when fighting and aggression do occur.

Topic 3: Developing good bedtime routines This discussion topic explores different problems parents commonly face at bedtime and some of the reasons why they happen. The skills children need to get into a good bedtime routine are discussed and parents are introduced to positive parenting strategies to help prevent problems.

Topic 4: Hassle-free shopping with children This discussion topic uses shopping trips as an example of one of the most common times parents have to deal with difficult behaviour in public. Positive parenting strategies are discussed as step-by-step suggestions for preventing problems and teaching children how to behave on shopping trips. Parents develop individualized plans to manage problem behaviour during their own shopping trips and are encouraged to transfer new parenting strategies to other potentially difficult community situations.

PLEASE RSVP confirmation of attendance to:-  (07) 571 0144  or  TXT  0273112140
Light refreshments supplied.



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