NFDHH's COVID-19 Response
Message from our Chief Executive
In light of these uncertain and difficult times, I want to reassure you that NFDHH's top priority remains the well-being of the Deaf and hard of hearing community, our volunteers and colleagues.
Currently, we are reorganising our resources, so that we can do even more to help those who need it most.
We will be continuing our normal operating hours as we work remotely for the foreseeable future. Please don't hesitate to get in touch and let us know how we can help.
Stay safe and let's all look after each other.
We are here to support you
We are increasing our efforts to support our most vulnerable members.
Your well-being matters to us. That's why our team will be reaching out to connect with our community over the coming weeks. We're here for you.
We understand that this time is overwhelming, and presents unique challenges for Deaf and hard of hearing New Zealanders.
Let us know how we can help. Request a call from one of our team.
Connect with your community online
You're invited to join our Online Community.
It is a place to share wisdom, humour and kindness to help keep our spirits up.
We are sharing interactive content and activities for everyone to participate in. It’s a place where you will be able to find connection from the safety of your home.
We may be physically distanced, but that's all the more reason to stay emotionally connected.
Essential Health Information
New Zealand is at Alert Level 4.
If you start to experience the following symptoms:
· a fever
· shortness of breath
Then call your GP, before you visit.
If you do not have a GP call Healthline (for free) 0800 358 5453.
Our community’s health and wellbeing is our top priority right now. That’s why we have created a COVID 19 support pack.
It contains essential information to help you and your family during the lockdown and includes downloadable visual aids to support our Deaf and hard of hearing members through this time.
Let's look after each other
Kindness is so important at times like these. You can make a huge difference by:
Checking-in on each other
Looking after anyone that needs help
Dropping supplies to those sick at home
Talking to friends, whānau, and neighbours to see if they need support
Connecting with and supporting your friends, family, and community online.
Remember, it is important to be kind to yourself.
Feelings of anxiety are absolutely normal during times of uncertainty.
Don't be afraid to reach out and ask for support if you need it.