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COVID-19 updates for community organisations

Platform|Atamira is a conduit between essential community organisations, and national agencies in the response to Covid-19. We are providing regular updates and information for any community NGOs in New Zealand. If you have further questions, please contact Marion Blake (ceo@platform.org.nz).

Support provided:

  • Twice weekly email briefings
  • Weekly Platform|Atamira Zoom meetings open to anyone
  • Advocacy of community mental health and addiction sector at national meetings
  • Phone calls to all members, and wider sector to check-in.

Thursday 25 June 2020

  • Briefing #19. Summary of national meetings, resurgence planning.

Tuesday 9 June 2020

  • Briefing #18. This briefing provided a summary of national meetings, funding announcement, other information from members.


Tuesday 26 May 2020

  • Briefing #17This briefing provided a summary of national meetings, funding announcement, future Platform zoom meeting, information on health behaviours.


Tuesday 19 May 2020

  • Briefing #16This briefing provided a summary of national meeting, wider sector funding announcement, and primary care survey conducted by Te Pou.


Friday 12 May 2020

  • Briefing #15. This briefing provided an update on summary of national meetings, Government funding announcement, employer obligations and Let's Get Real training.

Tuesday 7 May 2020

  • Briefing #14. This briefing provided an update from Health Promotion Agency, Let's Get Real webinar and information about level 2 guidelines.


Tuesday 5 May 2020


Friday 1 May 2020


Wednesday 29 April 2020


Thursday 23 April 2020


Tuesday 21 April 2020

  • Briefing #9. This briefing provided a summary of the national meetings held, updates on Platform's work and wider sector updates.


Wednesday 15 April 2020

  • Briefing #8. This briefing provided an update on national meetings held, Deaf mental health and addiction support and updates from Platform.


Tuesday 7 April 2020

  • Briefing #7. This briefing provided an update on national meetings held, interim practicing certificates for workers and wider work Platform is undertaken.


Thursday 2 April 2020

  • Briefing #6. This briefing provided an update on the employment law advocacy support coming up, summary of week's work, peer support workers and emerging issues.


Tuesday 31 March 2020

  • Briefing #5. This briefing provided an update on the national response to the key challenges for the sector: PPE, workforce and staff pressures, increasing costs and essential services.


Friday 27 March 2020

  • Briefing #4. This briefing provided an update on the key challenges faced by NGOs and information about community testing sites.


Wednesday 25 March 2020

  • Briefing #3. This briefing provided updates on the key national meetings held and an update on future Platform communications. 

Friday 20 March 2020


Friday 13 March 2020

  • Briefing #1. This update provided information about Platform's priorities in the planning for Covid-19. Platform's main priority is to support community organisations to be able to continue doing their critical work. (PDF, 247KB)


Wednesday 11 March 2020

  • Health Promotion Agency have created resources for workplaces to help raise awareness of the behaviours that will have the biggest impact on protect ourselves and others from the spread of COVID-19. These can be found here.

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