SLSNZ Counselling Support
Benestar is the counselling and wellbeing provider for SLSNZ members. All active and current members and their immediate families* have access to fully funded counselling and wellbeing resources through Benestar. Benestar have counsellors throughout New Zealand who can be selected and booked online by the user. They also can be booked by phone. Active current members include patrolling members, committee members, officials, coaches and Peer Supporters.SLSNZ Counselling Support
Peer Supporters are specially trained SLSNZ members who can provide support to their fellow members (peers) on a range of issues including mental health concerns, bullying, stress and traumatic lifesaving incidents. Peer supporters play an important role in post-incident support and may be called on to attend post-incident debriefs and assist with following up members that have been involved in traumatic incidents. A crucial part of the peer support role is to be able to link members with the support they need to manage their wellbeing.
Peer Support details are available on the wall of every Surf Club.