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The Vista Foundation’s subsidised counselling offer provided for the screen industry in partnership with Home and Family Counselling will be closed effective on Friday 30 July 2021.

Vista Foundation has subsidised 206 hours of professional counselling since the offer began in May 2020, with five hours of counselling provided in the last 2-3 months.

Foundation trustee Christine Fenby said, “The industry has picked up considerably and we’re pleased to say that the need for the counselling sessions has diminished, which we all hope is a positive sign and an accurate one.”

Until July 30, the offer remains available to members of DEGNZ and other screen industry organisations and their whānau. Learn more

Unite against COVID-19

Now that we find ourselves at Level 3 again, the Government has a number of support mechanisms for both independent contractors and businesses that you may be able to apply for.

Businesses (including independent contractors) can again access the Wage Subsidy Scheme. Information on this will be available late today Monday 1 March 2021 on the Work and Income website: www.workandincome.govt.nz. Further information on other financial support is available on the WINZ website here.

The new Resurgence Support Payment information can be found on the Inland Revenue website here.

For anyone wanting to take advantage of the counselling initiative still on offer from the Vista Foundation and Home and Family Counselling, go here.

ScreenSafe has updated its COVID-19 information today. The latest information, guidelines, and resources are available here.

As always, we are available should members require advice, information or assistance, so don’t hesitate to reach out.

Stay safe, be kind.


Vista Foundation & Home and Family Counselling logos

Counselling support for members of the New Zealand film industry is set to continue until the end of November 2020, thanks to The Vista Foundation and Home & Family Counselling. DEGNZ members can access up to 5 one-hour subsidised counselling sessions for themselves or a family member to assist with the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you are a DEGNZ member going through a tough time, the Guild encourages you to seek support and take advantage of this service.

To learn more about the counselling offer and how to access it as a DEGNZ member, see here.

To read Vista Foundation’s update, read it here: VF H&F Counselling Project Update 26Aug2020 (PDF 160KB)