The Screen Industry Guild is reaching out to the crew of any of the productions that have been affected by temporary schedule changes, postponement or cancellation due to the Covid-19 Coronavirus to offer our support at this time.
We realise that the unexpected shut down can cause emotional, financial concern, and / or stress.
Below are three links you may find useful. Safe To Talk, Coping with financial stress and WINZ:
1) Safe To Talk is New Zealand’s national mental health helpline number.
It is free to text or call this number 1737 anytime to talk with a trained counsellor.
2) This pdf discusses financial stress and lists contact information for various support groups and agencies
3) If you have been affected by COVID-19, WINZ may be able to provide financial support. You may be self-isolating at home, or your work may be affected.
The Government is going to announce financial measures to help people through this crisis so be aware of the announcements in the coming days and see how this might help your situation.
Please remember this is a unprecedented crisis that affects the whole world, it is not a result of something that you have done and so keep a positive frame of mind.
This is the latest update on the COVID-19 information here
The Screen Industry Guild / ScreenSafe is also available for you to call on +64 09 889 9522 (always dial 09 – even from Auckland) or email your Executive Officer - Kelly Lucas at firstname.lastname@example.org