It is a sad day for New Zealand. At time of writing 40 individuals have been gunned down in an unprecedented attack on mosques in Christchurch.

My thoughts go out to the families of those effected.

My thoughts also go out to my colleagues in the emergency services who would have dealt with some horrific scenes.

Kia Kaha New Zealand.

If you or somebody else needs support during this trying time in our country, you can reach out for help by contacting any of the below helplines. Don’t be afraid or embarrassed to talk to somebody. Seeking help is a sign of courage and strength.

Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757
Anxiety Helpline: 0800 269 4389

If you or somebody you know is having a crisis contact your local crisis team.

In an emergency call 111 for help.