“Unite Against COVID-19” Online Mental Health Workshop
“Unite Against COVID-19” Online Mental Health Workshop
This workshop is aimed to help diverse populations including seniors, parents, and couples to cope with their common mental issues during COVID-19. It provides integrated support in the basis of mental wellbeing guidelines and social supporting resources.
“Unite Against Covid-19”- CNSST Service Response System
With the sudden reappearance of community cases of Covid-19, the New Zealand Government has announced a Level 4 National Alert from 17 August 2021. In immediate response to this, the CNSST Foundation team has resumed its “Unite Against Covid-19” CNSST Service Response System as of 18 August 2021. During these especially difficult times, with the community’s health and safety as our top priority, CNSST has united to work together with you to provide a range of essential and responsive services. With a spirit of mutual support and collaboration, we can all confidently look forward to brighter days ahead. The nine categories of services available are as follows:
1. COVID-19 Welfare Support (Direct referrals from NRHCC)
To support confirmed COVID cases of Asian families and their close contacts in self-isolation, CNSST has formed a team to provide COVID-19 related culturally appropriate welfare support. Referrals are received directly from Northern Region Health Coordination Centre.
2. COVID-19 Vaccination Booking (Please contact CNSST Head Office 09-5701188)
The CNSST Volunteer Centre has partnered with Vaccination Centres and WDHB’s Asian Health Services to empower community members to book for vaccination and to access language support. We have 10 vacancies per day open for community to book.
3. Community Connection Service (CCS) and Important Information Updates (Please contact Gloria 021 990 082):
CCS provides connection, and functions as a bridge between government and community, and empowers our community to understand better the NZ welfare system, and their entitlement to support and services. Our team follows up with various government sectors, and provides the community with a weekly combined list of important guidelines and links to those sectors. This list is updated every Saturday. Please access this weekly release on the CNSST WeChat and Website.
- CNSST WeChat Account: CNSST-NZ-2014
- CNSST Website: www.cnsst.org.nz
4. CNSST CCS Discretionary Fund (Please contact Rachel 0222 760582)
The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) has designated CNSST Foundation as one of the managers of their CCS Discretionary Fund on account of our cultural competency and responsiveness in working with ethnic communities. Families, with no access to other financial assistance, are eligible to apply through us for a grant under this funding where they require financial support for:
- Covid-19 related emergency support
- Legal assistance in relation to family violence
- Immigration assistance in relation to family violence
- Children and Youth related wellbeing and educational support
- Home-based support services for seniors and disability
- Other emergency purposes with no access to any other financial support
For inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Online Education & Wellbeing Programmes：
CNSST Foundation have an established online educational system to ensure the continuation and accessibility of our educational options for our community. The comprehensive package of online education includes Tai Chi wellbeing courses, tertiary education, vocational training, Chinese and other subjects for children and young people, cultural education, online parenting courses, and online mental health courses. The professional and accredited trainers and teachers from CNSST Foundation are committed to ensure a high quality of education. Please feel free to make enquiries:
- Online Senior Tai Chi Wellbeing Courses (Please contact Don 021 760 258)
Provided by CNSST Kung Fu World with support from Auckland Wushu Association. These are free online Tai chi courses, prioritised for seniors aged 60 or more of any ethnicity with the aim of improving their health and wellbeing during the lockdown period.
- Online Learning for Chinese Language and Other Subjects for Children & Young People (Please contact Susan 021 760 399 or Lucy 021 760 596）
Provided by the Chinese Language Teaching Model School CNSST Cultural Learning Centre. Subjects available: Chinese, Mathematics, Chinese Martials Arts, etc. All After-school programmes are available online and will continue through the school holidays.
- Online Adult NZCEL English Courses (Please contact Penny 021 0919 9680)
Provided by the NZQA accredited CNSST Education Institute, MOE No: 7158. Available courses range from Foundation to Level 2. Whether you are a newcomer or longer term migrant, as long as you are currently living in Auckland and in need of a basic English course, we will have something for you.
- Online Chinese Cultural Competency Programme (Please contact Cathy 021 760 998）
Provided by NZQA accredited CNSST Education Institute, MOE No: 7158. The CCC programme targets non-native speakers. The course enables learners to understand Chinese culture and basic language skills for use in their industry or vocational field. It has been successfully delivered to groups from Auckland District Police, Counties Manukau Police and Waitemata District Police, with very positive feedback and much appreciation from the officers who took part.
- Online Introductory Food Safety (Please contact Jay 021 276 0555）
Provided by NZQA accredited CNSST Education Institute, MOE No: 7158. This NZQA approved one day (6-hour) training scheme delivers basic skills and knowledge around food safety. From legislation, food hazards, prevention of contamination and cross-contamination, to personal hygiene and industry best practice, this 1 credit, Level 1 short course will give you what you need to get started working in the food-related industry.
- Online Employment and Enterprise Courses
Provided by the CNSST Employment and Enterprise Team（Charities Commission No. 24999 and CNSST Accounting Training Centre (ATE No: 2082228)
– Online employment consultation & coaching including professional CV writing, interview skills & preparation, strategic job search and NZ employment law (Please contact email@example.com or Alex 021 760 586 ）
– Online Industry Certificate Courses: MYOB & Xero accounting software trainings, provided by accredited and licensed trainers (Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Connie 021 808 068）
- Online New Mums Health and Nutrition courses (Please contact Fangfang 021 760 121)
Provided by CNSST HBHF Project Team including NZ registered health professionals and dietitians. HBHF is a maternity care project to improve women’s health during pregnancy as well as to promote healthy feeding of babies and physical activity of toddlers. As the Asian HBHF provider, CNSST is offering a free Community Learning Programme to Asian pregnant women and mothers who have a baby or toddler under 4 years to support their health and wellbeing through what can be a difficult period for them. A range of classes are available including: Pregnancy yoga and nutrition class; New mum support class; Toddler class; Cooking class, etc.
- Online Parenting Programmes (Please Contact Hanying 021 760 581):
• Teenage Parenting Workshop
• Triple P Parenting Programme
• Toolbox Parenting Programme
- Online Mental Wellbeing Workshops (Please contact Abby 021 760 834)
Provided by a registered social worker or counsellor from the CNSST Social Work and Counselling Team. Course content includes mental health, stress management, family relationships, etc.
6. Online One-to-One Consultation and follow up support services：
- Immigration Consultation and Services (Provided by a CNSST Licensed Immigration Advisor. Please contact Rachel 0222 760 582): Online visa facilitation & lodgement; Employment Accreditation; Special visa categories consultation & support: S61/Domestic Violence/Humanitarian.
- Employment and Enterprise Consultation Services
– COVID-19 government support including Wage Subsidy, Resurgence Support Payment, Leave Support Scheme and Short-Term Absence Payment information (Please contact email@example.com or Scott 021 760 583）
– Essential workers employment support (Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Alex 021 760 586)
- Newcomers’ Settlement Information Consultation and Services (Provided by CNSST Newcomers’ Settlement Services. Please contact Brian 021 760 818) This is for newcomers in Auckland, Permanent Residents in New Zealand who have been here for less than 2 years, or recently graduated international students. We provide information, consultation and wrap-around support services through your settlement or transitional stages.
- Social Work and Counselling Services (Please email email@example.com)
During Level 4 lockdown period, all social work and counselling cases and programmes are delivered remotely via Phone/Zoom as follows:Family Violence Intervention
Individualised one to one case management to support individual Asian migrants and their families who have experienced or caused family violence and want help to make positive changes to their lives.Children Who Witness Family Violence
A registered social worker/counsellor offers a one-to-one confidential counselling service (up to Six sessions) for children and young people who are growing up in an atmosphere of family quarrels or violence and who are likely to suffer short-term or long-term psychological effects. The aim of the program is to help children reduce the negative emotional impact from family violence, to provide them with them positive guidance and help them create a healthy life style for themselves.
The Strengthening Safety Service provides free, confidential and immediate assistance to victims of family violence.Safety programme is available for adult, children and any other person who’s specifically named in a protection order as a protected person. The programme is available for adult, children and any other person who is specifically named in a protection order as a protected person. The programme aims to help protected people understand family violence and the laws relating to it, to understand the effects of this violence on families, and to learn how to protect themselves from family violence in the future.
The Children’s Safety Programme is specifically developed for children and can help them understand and deal with family violence and its effects on them and the family. Although they cover very serious issues, these programmes are designed to be interactive and fun so that children will enjoy them.
SWCT provide individual/couple/group counselling for adults, children and young people that focuses on: Family Conflicts, Couples and Marriage, Communication, Stress Management, Addictions, Adolescent Issues, Anger Management, Depression/Anxiety, Trauma Healing, Cultural Issues, Domestic Violence, Grief and Loss, etc.
7. CNSST Social Housing Services (Please contact Don 021 760 258)
CNSST Foundation has established a communication channel and monitoring system for its tenants at CNSST Kotuku House, aiming to keep all tenants out of harm’s way and ensure their health and safety during the lockdown period. The Social housing team is on call 24/7 and ready to provide support to its tenants whenever needed. A free online Tai Chi Class is offered to encourage all tenants to stay healthy and active, and during this difficult time, we are committed to providing ongoing support. For any social housing related matter, please contact CNSST Foundation Staff via firstname.lastname@example.org
8. Multi-language Support Services:
CNSST Foundation team possesses multi-lingual professional workforce. In this special period, we are committed to offer multi-language support to assist your communication for emergencies or important matters.
English: Jay: 021 276 0555
Greek & Mongolian: Peter: 022 276 0581
Mandarin & Cantonese: Rachel: 022 276 0582
Japanese & Shanghainese: Jiajia: 021 760 591
Korean: John: 022 276 0580
Malay, Hokkien & Hakka: Magdalene: 021 760 589
9. General inquiries:
Dear Stakeholders, in this special time, CNSST Foundation is always here to provide services and support for you. With regard to our “Unite Against Covid-19” CNSST Service Response System, should you have any further questions or suggestions, please contact Jenny WANG QSM, Executive Director at 021 760 582 or email to email@example.com
He waka eke noa.
We’re all in this together.
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One Full Time Social Worker and One Full Time Counsellor Recruitment – Auckland
CNSST Foundation is registered as a charitable trust and offers culturally and linguistically appropriate services to both Asian new settlers and the wider community. We are a government approved Social Services provider offering critical social work and counseling prevention, intervention and development work.
We are seeking for 2 full-time workers with a positive attitude who is passionate about supporting clients in a therapeutic environment. You need to provide a safe, confidential and encouraging environment in which to contemplate clients’ emotional state, assist clients by offering them a structured and focused way of addressing their problems, and empowering them to make positive changes。
Who we are looking for:
- One qualified social worker and one counsellor;
- Languages: English & at least one of those ethnic languages: Chinese (Mandarin and/or Cantonese) or Hindi;
- Experience working with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
- Experience in group facilitation or training
- Experience in Family Violence related wrap-around support work.
- Minimum of 2 years’ relevant work experience
- Positive attitude with an ability to work independently and as part of a wider team
- Flexibility, reliability and strong professional boundaries
- Competency in using PC Software products and new technologies
- NZ Full Driver’s License
We can offer you:
- 37.5 hours per week
- A challenging and rewarding career
- On-going training and regular supervision provided
- Commitment to the high standards of strengths-based practice
If you are keen to support migrant families and promoting positive social changes, please submit your CV and a cover
letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close: 5pm Friday 28th February 2020
Check out the link posted in the News & Media menu to view the ‘CNSST Foundation 20 Years Anniversary Documentary‘ (a link is also posted in the Video Section of the Media Centre page). This documentary traces in detail the history and development of CNSST Foundation from its very beginning to the present. Once the link opens, just click on the arrow at the bottom of the page to play. Enjoy!
Chinese New Settlers Services Trust (CNSST) annual Chinese Moon Festival celebration in Auckland. Also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival, the event is one of the most important holidays in China and is recognised and celebrated by Asian communities around the world. The festival serves as an occasion for friends and family to gather in celebration of the fall harvest and to pray for longevity and good fortune.
308 Kiwi Chinese children attended the CNSST Chinese Cultural Camp held in Auckland.
Join our ‘Relationships Make Parenting Easier’ workshop for effective communication with your children
With the support from Whau Local Board, ATEED and Office of Ethnic Communities, CNSST have successfully accomplished the 2016 Auckland Migrant Entrepreneur Forum at Soljans Estate Winery on 25th Aug 2016, with the participation of 98 people from 68 migrant businesses.
The forum is the second stage of the Whau Migrant Business Support Programme (WMBS) launched in late 2016. Stage one of the programme is to engage and visit Whau migrant businesses to identify their issues and needs in running business in Whau local board area.The purpose of WMBS is to engage with the migrant business community in the Whau in order to build trust, understand their issues and to work with mainstream agencies to help meet their needs. And the aim is to improve service delivery and ensure the Whau Local Board area is seen as a supportive area for migrant businesses to establish and grow.
There were a total of 98 participants from 68 migrant businesses, who have been empowered and connected under the theme of the Forum “Connecting, Learning, Developing”. Through the Forum, they have reunited with the old business fellows as well as developing the new business network. Through the presentations, the business owners have gained the awareness and knowledge on NZ economy, law and legislations as well as the support services as follows:
- NZ Economy Overview by ANZ Senior Economist
- The Health and Safety Act 2015 by EMA Health & Safety Portfolio Manager.
- Business Support and Consultation services by ATEED and Whau Local Board.
- Whau Migrant Business Support Research Findings (102 participating Whau Migrant Businesses).
The section of the open floor discussion has effectively provided the opportunity for the migrant businesses to raise their concerns to the specific and relevant support agencies as well as receiving the timely responses on the spot. The presenting Panel members are respectively representing the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, IRD, ACC, Whau Local Board, ATEED and Rosebank Business Association. And the 2016 Auckland Migrant Entrepreneur forum was successfully ended with the networking lunch.
Forum Journal (Click to Open or Download)
Harvard University student, Jessica Dorfmann, is seeking recent immigrants to interview for her thesis research on Maori-Immigrant relations in New Zealand. She is looking for adult, foreign-born New Zealand residents, citizens or international students who immigrated to New Zealand since 1987. Migrants of all ethnicities and natalities are welcome to participate.
HBHF Nutrition & Active Movement
Time & Date： 3 Session Series
- 10:00 to 12:00 16th of March
- 10:00 to 12:00 23rd of March
- 10:00 to 12:00 30th of March
Venue: Onehunga Community Centre (83 Church St, Onehunga, Auckland)
Sponsored by：Ministry of Health, WDHB/ADHB, HBHF providers and CNSST
Fee: Free of Charge! (Registration is required)
For：Mothers of children 1 to 4 years old and their families live in Auckland Central, West Auckland or Northshore.
- Workshop for Nutrition & Physical activity with a child♪
- Giving Mum and Baby a healthy start everyday♪
- Learn how to buy, prepare, and cook tasty dishes within your budget♪
- Have a go and learn with a baby ‘Active Movement’♪
Kanami Kimura & Joanna Jensen
ACST Japanese Community Volunteer Worker
Phone: 09-570-9099/021 760 591
E-mail：email@example.com (Please register by email)