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Downloading our tips for preventing loneliness

Preventing loneliness starts with each of us. We are providing tips for your own action, and for encouraging discussion with your friends and family.

These resources are of greatest value when you are regularly reminded of these actions – even before you know anyone who is lonely!!

The resources have been designed to help prevent loneliness of yourself and others. In particular:

  • To help prevent loneliness of yourself and others, please download and prominently display our poster tips. 
  • To help prevent loneliness of yourself, please download and install our revolving tips on your Windows PC sign-in screen, lock screen and/or desktop wallpaper.

Share our resources please!

Preventing loneliness of yourself and others

Posters

To enable you to help yourself and others, we have designed several posters with loneliness prevention tips.

You are welcome to download the posters for wider circulation – email, social media, and hardcopy print (A4 size). We encourage you to display them at home, in the workplace, on social media, and in the community.

On your PC or Mac, simply click on each poster image you would like to download as a pdf file (or right click and save as a picture) and attach to an email, share on social media, or print as a poster. Alternatively, on your mobile or ipad, save the jpeg poster image to your photo album and share on social media.

Cards

Furthermore, to enable you to help yourself and others, we have designed several smaller cards (120 x 83 mm). These are suited to social media and for printing and displaying on community notice boards with limited space.

You are welcome to download the cards for wider circulation – email, social media, and hardcopy print. We encourage you to display them at home, in the workplace, on social media, and in the community.

On your PC or Mac, simply right click and save as a picture, and attach to an email, share on social media, or print as a card. Alternatively, on your mobile or ipad, save the jpeg card image to your photo album and share on social media.

To display on a community notice board, print the image and cut it out. Take it to a community notice board and, with permission, either directly pin it to the board, or sellotape it to a card backing and display the card.

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Preventing loneliness of yourself

We have packaged our article making every day in COVID-19 isolation not a lonely day into revolving tips for your Windows PC sign-in screen, lock screen, and/or desktop wallpaper. You can choose from four free New Zealand scenic background images, over which the revolving tips are provided on the right side of your PC screen.

We provide download and installation instructions below for PCs running Windows 10. The first set of instructions is for downloading and installing onto your sign-in and lock screens, and the second set of instructions is for downloading and installing as your desktop wallpaper. A PDF version of each set of instructions is also provided and can be downloaded and printed, if required.

Download and install revolving tips on your Windows PC sign-in and lock screens.

Every so often a new tip is shown on your sign-in and lock screens (see screen shot).

Each time you see your sign-in and lock screens you will be reminded of one of our loneliness prevention tips.

PDF version of instructions

  1. Download the zip file matching the background image you’d like:

    Background image

    Location

    Download zip file

    Shark Tooth 
    Mt Taranaki

    Tips folder #2
    Motatapu Track, Arrowtown

    Motatapu Track
    Arrowtown

    Tips folder #3
    Cathedral Cove, Coromandel Peninsula

    Cathedral Cove
    Coromandel Peninsula

    Tips folder #4
    Dart River, Glenorchy

    Dart River
    Glenorchy

    Tips folder #5
  2. Save the zip file to a directory or the desktop.
  3. Click on the saved zip file to extract the desktop background jpeg images into a sub-folder of the zip file.
  4. Copy the sub-folder to a directory or the desktop.
  1. Minimize open windows, right click on the desktop, and choose Personalize to open Settings.
  2. Select Lock screen from the left window.
  3. From the Background drop down select Slideshow.
  4. Browse and select the folder with the extracted desktop background images.
  5. For Show lock screen background picture on the sign-in screen, select On.
  6. Close Settings.

Download and install revolving tips on your Windows PC desktop wallpaper.

Every so often a new tip is shown on your desktop background (see screen shots of four NZ scenic image options).

Each time you see your desktop background you will be reminded of one of our loneliness prevention tips.

PDF version of instructions

NZ image backgrounds
  1. Download the zip file matching the background image you’d like:

    Background image

    Location

    Download zip file

    Shark Tooth 
    Mt Taranaki

    Tips folder #2
    Motatapu Track, Arrowtown

    Motatapu Track
    Arrowtown

    Tips folder #3
    Cathedral Cove, Coromandel Peninsula

    Cathedral Cove
    Coromandel Peninsula

    Tips folder #4
    Dart River, Glenorchy

    Dart River
    Glenorchy

    Tips folder #5
  2. Save the zip file to a directory or the desktop.
  3. Click on the saved zip file to extract the desktop background jpeg images into a sub-folder of the zip file.
  4. Copy the sub-folder to a directory or the desktop.
  1. Minimize open windows, right click on the desktop, and choose Personalize to open Settings.
  2. Select Background from the left panel.
  3. From the Background drop down select Slideshow.
  4. Browse and select the folder with the extracted desktop background images.
  5. From the Change picture every drop down select 1 minute.
  6. For Shuffle, select On.
  7. From the Choose a fit drop down, select Fill.
  8. Close Settings.
  9. Rearrange the desktop, if necessary, to see the background tips.

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