Through the Psa experience, NZKGI has developed a nationally recognised framework for supporting growers through adversity that has been taken up by other industries. Kiwifruit Grower, Ian Greaves, has addressed several primary industry functions about coping with stress during difficult times, drawing on kiwifruit growers’ experience with Psa.
View Ian’s Presentation to Federated Farmers in April 2016 below.
NZKGI has a significant support network that is available for growers dealing with anxiety and depression associated with industry and crisis events.
The below services and organisations have been listed as a resource for support should you wish to talk to someone. In addition, for regional support, the Psa Help Contacts Decision Charts are designed to assist in reaching the right support contacts in each area.
|In a crisis dial||Police / Ambulance||111|
|Kiwifruit Vine Health||Email KVH||0800 665 825|
|NZ Kiwifruit Growers||Email NZKGI||0800 232 505|
|Work and Income New Zealand||workandincome.govt.nz||0800 559 009|
|Depression Helpline (available 24/7)||depression.org.nz||0800 111 757|
|EAP Limited||EAP Services Ltd||0800 327 669|
|Rural Support Trust||0800 787 254|
|Maori Mental Health Services –
Te Puna Hauora
– Ki Uta Ki Tai
|(07) 571 8024|
|Bay of Plenty Support||bay_of_plenty_psa_help_contacts_decision_chart||0800 559 009|
|Bay of Plenty Webhealth Site||webhealth.org.nz||0800 111 757|
|Te Puke Medical Centre||(07) 573 9511|
|St Stephens Anglican Church,
|(07) 315 8319
or (021) 432 928
|Runanga Katikati||(07) 549 0760|
|Hawkes Bay Support||hawkes_bay_psa_help_contacts_decision_chart|
|Wanganui-Horowhenua Support||Wanganui-Horowhenua Psa
Contacts Decision Chart
If you are feeling stressed and want to talk to someone, use this flow chart psa_grower_support_flowchart to direct you to the best option for support.