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Use COVID-19 Alert Level 2 contact tracing form when on campus.
Massey student health and counselling appointments are available by telephone or video where possible, but will also be available face-to-face if deemed necessary. We know this service is more important than ever and we encourage you to make use of it.
The Mental Health Foundation have a free 24/7 service with a trained counsellor and resources on their website.
All Massey's student support services are still in operation including Māori student support and chaplaincy services (although not face to face). You can find more on the MyHub student site (login) or contact the team at the Massey Contact Centre (Te Paepoto) to be connected to the service you need.
Improving Māori health and wellbeing is key to shaping the social, political and economic future of Aotearoa. Philosophies such as Ako, Āta, mātauranga, Kaupapa Māori, tikanga, te reo, and Te Tiriti o Waitangi guide our understanding of hauora. Massey's Te Putahi-a-Toi School of Māori Knowledge provides a Māori perspective on COVID-19 and whanau health.
The public health response to COVID-19 has centred on reducing physical contact and hygiene practices to reduce spread of infection. Tapu is another way that we can understand and implement healthful practices.
The initial public health response to COVID-19 focussing on tinana (physical health) might make us feel temporarily out of balance. Using a Māori model of health and wellbeing, such as Te Whare Tapa Whā, can help us to consider our whole being.
The COVID-19 illness includes respiratory symptoms. A Māori understanding of our connection to air can be sourced from pūrākau (narratives) about Tāwhirimātea, atua (primal energy source) of hau (wind and weather).
Whānau have long been recognised as the crucial change agent for positive Māori development and for realising Māori health and well-being. Having an enforced period in our bubble presents an opportunity for us to reflect as a whānau and could be timely to conduct a whānau ora health check.
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Last updated on Thursday 14 May 2020