We have listed below an extensive list of web links providing high quality information to assist you, and those you support, through tough times following the Christchurch Earthquakes and their aftershocks. Scroll through to the sections most relevant to you, or those you support.
Stressed Out? Developed by Skylight, these are colourful posters you can download for notice boards or hallways, for workplaces or homes, and for all ages.
Factors That Can Help Build Up Resilience - as offered on Radio NZ.
Post Traumatic Stress - ways to cope with it - help for all those finding they are having strong reactions to the Earthquakes and aftershocks.
Tips for Sleeping in stressful times
Helpful Links to Articles on Breathing - how to breathe to destress and relax
Support grieving staff, their families, clients and customers after the earthquake. Click Here
Useful information about understanding post traumatic stress and grief, and ways to cope with it and look after yourself and others. Click Here
Ideas about understanding and supporting Children and Teens. Click Here
Information and resources for those assisting people of all ages affected by the earthquake. Click Here
When the quakes go on and on and on. Easy to read, this has been specifically written by Skylight in response to Canterbury people now telling us just how difficult ongoing coping is.It gives them many options to try to take control of their own wellbeing as much as possible.
Preparing and Remembering (PDF)
A wide range of suggested ways to mark this anniversary day, with special notes for those bereaved by the earthquake.
Some Remembrance Options (PDF)
These include quiet or interactive reflections, multi faith prayers, and some other remembrance resources. They are designed to be readily adapted by people however they wish.
A group reflection
A personal reflection
A prayer for Canterbury
A thought for Canterbury
A prayer for those bereaved by the quake
A prayer for primary schools