Covid-19 Resources - adolescents and young adults

Covid19 Resourceable

Friday 24 April 2020

Supporting Adolescents and Young Adults 

University Related resources

The School of Physiotherapy Clinic in Christchurch has been doing tele-health consultations during lock-down, enabling their students to continue learning and continuing to help clients. 

Consultations are free during Alert Level 4. If you or someone you know would like a tele-health consultation, email or phone 03 332 2627.


ALL Otago University students, no matter their location, can get virtual counselling and well-being consultations: Freephone 0800 479 821.

Student Health remains open with limited access see link


If you need to talk to someone more urgently, ring or text the free 1737 ‘Need to Talk’ health line.


For Covid information the Otago University’s COVID-19 website


Youthline are running some free online counselling


New Zealand Red Cross have a youth resource called Bounce tips



During lockdown, our bubbles have become our worlds. Let's help each other have less bubble battles and more bubble laughs – and be the best bubbles we can be! Struggling with alcohol or other drug use during lockdown? Find help here: 


"Be Brave" YouTube clip for suicide prevention in youth


The Virtual Hope Box App

Apps are a great way to provide additional support for people going through a difficult time.  The Virtual Hope Box is a free app that can be really useful for anyone.  It’s available for free for Android and Apple devices and has multiple sections, including games, inspirational quotes, breathing and relaxation recordings, and a space for users to insert their own photos and inspirational words of encouragement.

Here’s where you can get it (for free):