Mental health advice for coping after a traumatic event


The Ministry is working to translate these documents into multiple languages and this page will be updated as translations become available.

If over the following days and weeks, distress or stress symptoms are escalating, or you feel you or someone you know is not coping, early access to help and professional support is important.

Your GP is a good starting point, or for support with grief, anxiety, distress or mental wellbeing, you can call or text 1737 – free, anytime, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – to talk it through with a trained counsellor.



March 2019