Mar 21, 2019
The horrific events of 15 March 2019 in Christchurch have left us all reeling. To those families who have suffered unspeakable losses, our deepest sympathy and love. This tragedy affects all of us in New Zealand: we are all united in love and grief. If you need help to deal with the events, please reach out. If your music pupils need help to process the tragedy, listen to this interview on Radio New Zealand: Professor Peter O’Connor from the University of Auckland works with traumatised children, helping them make sense of the world through drama. His message is also relevant to music teachers and their students.
WHERE TO GET HELP:
1737, Need to talk? – Free call or text 1737 to talk to a trained counsellor.
Victim Support 0800 842 846
Lifeline – 0800 543 354
Parenting Place – Advice on talking to children about trauma
Kidsline – 0800 54 37 54 for people up to 18 years old. Open 24/7.
Youthline – 0800 376 633, free text 234, email email@example.com, or find online chat and other support options here.