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Category Archives: For Older People

People’s Review of the Mental Health System

Share your story and help create a better mental-health system. The people at Action Station have teamed up with Kyle MacDonald to create a People’s Review of the Mental-Health System. They want to gather together as many personal stories as possible, to convince our politicians of the need for improvements. Their Read more →

Dr Gwyn Lewis: a modern understanding of arthritis

18th April University of Auckland, 10.00 – 11.00 Presenter Dr Gwyn Lewis:  Gwyn’s presentation will focus on a modern understanding of arthritis related pain, avoiding pain pitfalls and future directions in the treatment of arthritis related pain. Associate Professor Gwyn Lewis is a neurophysiologist based at AUT University’s North Shore Read more →

5 things I’ve learned about surviving my darkest struggles

Five things I’ve learned about surviving my darkest struggles Recovery Note #3 ~ Taimi Allan 1. De-claw the Bear Talking about the most difficult stuff (the unwanted thoughts, the frightening images, fears, guilt and panic) takes their power away. These things are waking nightmares designed by my brain to purge Read more →

5 things I’ve learned about supporting friends in distress

Five things I’ve learned about supporting friends in distress Recovery Note #2 by Sheree Veysey As a person who has experienced my fair share of mental distress and who now works in the counselling field, I have learned a few things about how to be there for someone who is upset Read more →

Updated Online Resources Pack Now Available

The Online Resources Pack was given an overhaul last week and the latest update is now available on the Information Resources page of the Engage Aotearoa website. Direct link: www.engagenz.co.nz/downloads/OnlineResourcesPackEngageAotearoa.pdf What is the Online Resources Pack?  The Online Resources Pack is an information pack, full of links to web-based resources for Read more →

The Butterfly Diaries Volume 1: Launch & Order Details

The Butterfly Diaries Volume 1 is a FREE book of inspiring stories and personal tips from four people who have recovered from the experience of being suicidal. Launch Details: NOTE: Event Moved to Sunday 13th of October due to rain forecast for Saturday the 12th.  Engage Aotearoa will be launching Read more →

Health Select Committee Meeting About Petition for Better Mental-Healthcare Choices in NZ

Update: The Health Select Committee is not accepting submissions from the public for their meeting on the Petition for Better Mental-Healthcare Choices in NZ at this stage, as was advertised in the August 5th notice below. Submissions are to be accepted only from the petitioner (Annie Chapman) and the Ministry Read more →

Mike King Korero Heads to Taranaki Region in September

Mike King and Tai Tupou are hitting the road again in September to encourage schools and communities to make it cool to korero about the tough stuff, so we all make it through. 10 September, 1 pm, Cool to Korero, Francis Douglas College, New Plymouth 10 September, 7:30 pm, Community Read more →

Engage Community Resources Directory Updated 3 July 2013

The Engage Community Resources Directory has had another round of updates added, including… A Psychiatrists Section that lists most of the community mental-health services in the country More Crisis Teams Rotorua, Tokoroa, Hamilton therapists added Plus other services that have been sent in from community members. Keep them coming, guys! Read more →

Consultation on Proposal to Change Home-Based Support Services in WDHB Area

C O N S U L T A T I O N ON PROPOSAL TO CHANGE HOME-BASED SUPPORT SERVICES Waitemata District Health Board are proposing to change the current model of care for the provision of Home and Community Support Services funded within the Waitemata District Health Board area. Waitemata District Health Board Read more →