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Chinese Parents Support Service Trust: Think Differently about Disability

The Chinese Parents Support Service Trust is asking the Chinese community to Think Differently about disability.
“The Unlimited Love” is the title of the campaign to change attitudes and behaviour that limit opportunities for disabled Chinese people in Auckland.
The campaign is funded through the Ministry of Social Development, Social Campaigns Team Family and Community Services.
The campaign will utilise Chinese media, such as Chinese Voice Radio AM936, Skykiwi (most popular Chinese website in New Zealand) and Chinese Herald (newspaper) to introduce a series of local and national disability services. These include, Autism NZ Inc, Blind Foundation, Deaf Radio, Circability, Elevate Christian Disability Trust, Mental Health Foundation’s Kai Xin Xing Dong project, Independent Living Services and many more. Beside that, Philip Patston and Dr. Huhana Hickey also shared their inspiration about their work in the disability sector.
Eva the CEO of CPSST hopes by introducing disability services Chinese people can gain an understanding of the services available for them.
“We hope for more dialogue among the Chinese community about disability by introducing the disability services.”
According to The New Zealand Disability Strategy One in five people, in New Zealand report having a long-term impairment.
The Unlimited Love has been running on every Saturday for 13 weeks on AM 936 from 10am to 11am.

Eva Chen. Email: cpsst.eva@gmail.com. Ph:09 973 4734. Mob: 022 632 1053. Office: Level 15, 155 Queens St, Auckland, New Zealand.

Chinese Community Asked to Reconsider Disability

Chinese Parents Support Service Trust (CPSST) is embarking a journey to ask the Chinese community to Think Differently about disability.

“The unlimited love” is the title of the campaign to change attitudes and behaviour that limit opportunities for disabled Chinese people in Auckland. The campaign is funded through the Ministry of Social Development, Social Campaigns Team Family and Community Services.

The campaign will utilise Chinese media, such as Chinese Voice Radio AM936, Skykiwi (most popular Chinese website in New Zealand) and Chinese Herald (newspaper) to introduce a series of local and national disability services. These include, Autism NZ Inc, Blind Foundation, Deaf Radio, Circability, Elevate Christian Disability Trust, Mental Health Foundation’s Kai Xin Xing Dong project, Independent Living Services and many more. Beside that, Philip Patston and Dr. Huhana Hickey also shared their inspiration about their work in the disability sector.

Eva the CEO of CPSST hopes by introducing disability services Chinese people can gain an understanding of the services available for them. “ We hope more dialogue among Chinese community about disability by introducing the disability services”.

According to The New Zealand Disability Strategy One in five people, in New Zealand report having a long-term impairment. This can be born, incidents, health issues or require later in life.

(The Unlimited Love has been running on every Saturday for 13 weeks on AM 936 from 10am to 11am).

http://cpsst.org.nz/

Chinese Parents Support Service Trust Pilot Programme

Chinese Parents Support Service Trust is recruiting Chinese speaking parents to their pilot parenting workshop funded by the Auckland Communities Foundation.

The benefit of this workshop is that it will help Chinese speaking parents to learn skills and knowledge that help to create a harmonious family. “We hope the workshop help parents to build confidence and to learn that parenting can be rewarding and enjoyable”, the CEO of CPS said.

A large part of the Chinese family unit emphasis on family’s “harmony” which is not well understood in New Zealand society. This concept is accompanied with the Western concept of “well being”. The Chinese Parents Support Service Trust builds on the strengths of Chinese concept of “harmony”.

Besides the workshops, there are various seminar topics that help to increase understanding of New Zealand’s health issues. By doing so, they can effectively engage and better utilize community resources.

The support group will be followed after the completion of ten sessions of the workshop.  This provides opportunity for Chinese parents with ongoing support through parenting coach.

It is only for 12 people, but they hope by securing more funding, CPS will be able to run more workshop for Chinese speaking parents.

 

Please contact CPS on cpsst.eva@gmail.com or call 09 307 1782 alternatively mobile on 022 632 1053.

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. 

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Engage Aotearoa will be launching The Butterfly Diaries Volume 1 at Fiesta in the Park on the 13th of October for Mental Health Awareness Week. Come along to the free public concert and pop into The Butterfly Diaries Tent – a quiet corner covered in white paper butterflies where you can stop by to decorate a butterfly with a survival tip of your own, pick up a copy of the book, relax with a copy in the reading corner or listen to the authors and editors read from the book.

  • Where: Fiesta in the Park, Western Park, Ponsonby, Auckland
  • When: From midday Sunday 13 October 2012
    Reading Times:
    12:30 – 1:00 pm Michelle Bolton reads from Breathe and Breathe and Breathe by Phoebe Wright
    1:30 – 2:00 pm Owen Bullock reads from Enough Angels
    2:30 – 3:00 pm Miriam Larsen-Barr reads from Welcome to Today by Henrietta Bollinger
  • 3:30 – 4:00 pm Raewyn Alexander reads from Emerging from the Past, Transformed

 

The Butterfly Diaries, Volume 1
Four true stories of transformation told by four New Zealand writers.

  • Stories by Raewyn Alexander, Henrietta Bollinger, Owen Bullock and Phoebe Wright.
  • Foreword by Mike King
  • Edited by Miriam Larsen-Barr and Michelle Bolton

In Aotearoa, New Zealand, 1 in 6 people have suicidal thoughts each year. It is a normal human response to feel hopeless sometimes. It takes a great deal of distress tolerance, brute determination, skill development, support and understanding to survive the urge to act on those thoughts and feelings when they arise. But hardly anyone ever talks about suicidal thoughts and feelings, making it even harder for people to find out how to get through. The Butterfly Diaries gives voice to the stories of those who have been there and made it out alive. Sean, Jane, Mary and Brad have all been suicidal, survived their own suicide attempts and found their way to a place where they are glad to be living their lives. In The Butterfly Diaries they share how they strengthened their wings and learned to fly.

The first edition of The Butterfly Diaries Volume 1 will be placed in high-schools and GP waiting rooms across the NZ, to make recovery stories easy to find. Suicide rates peak among youth and most people who are suicidal visit a GP in the months leading up to making an attempt, even if they do not talk about how they are really feeling.

How to Order Copies

You can nominate a service or person to receive a copy of The Butterfly Diaries or order a copy for yourself by making a donation on the Engage Aotearoa website to cover the cost of posting your book. Just fill in your details and give the delivery address in the space provided. The minimum donation is set at NZ$2.50 (the cost of NZ postage and handling). A donation of $5 will get a copy posted for you and cover the costs of printing a copy for someone else.

Click here to order a copy of The Butterfly Diaries

Contact admin@engagenz.co.nz for more information

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Want to help prevent suicide in NZ?

You can help get more copies of The Butterfly Diaries out there for people to read. Sponsor a print run by making a donation on the Engage Aotearoa website.  Every donation over $5 is tax deductible. A $20 donation pays for eight more books. A $500 donation prints enough books for a small school. 

Asian Story of Recovery on Take it From Us Radio 30 July 2013

The onset of mental unwellness overseas caused her pain, hospitalization, a marriage postponement, and fears that her career was at an end, however, Take It From Us guest Debbie Siau has turned her life around in New Zealand, partly through creativity, and social media. Debbie is the Asian representative of the Counties Manukau Mental Health Consumer Network steering group. Hear her story on Take It From Us, PlanetFM104.6 at 12.30pm Tuesday 30 July 2013.

Listen live on 104.6FM at 12.30pm or online at www.planetaudio.org.nz

OR if you missed the broadcast, listen for the next seven days @: www.planetaudio.org.nz/takeitfromus

Catch up on the last four shows online: www.likeminds.org.nz

And don’t forget our Facebook page @ Facebook.com and type take it from us in the search box; Email takeitfromus@mail.com for feedback and comment/suggestions for shows.

WDHB would like your feedback about the Asian Advance Care Plan Leaflet and Form

Invitation to Asian community members and health professionals

WDHB would like your feedback about the Advance Care Plan Leaflet and Form

The National Advance Care Planning Cooperative team and Waitemata District Health Board ACP clinical coordinator is seeking feedback from Asian communities and health professionals about the attached Advance Care Plan leaflet and form currently available in English.

1.      The Advance Care Plan Leaflet (tri-fold brochure format)

This leaflet provides information about Advance Care Planning by promoting awareness about what to plan ahead for future health care including personal care,  treatment preferences for end of life situations, what can be done and who to talk to.

2.      The Advance Care Plan Form (4 pages)

This form is for individuals to document their personal care and specific treatment preferences for end of life situations. Additionally, it is about the existence of a will, and the location of important papers and other practical matters.

<<Advance care planning Leaflet>> <<My advance care plan form>>

Due to the sensitive nature of the subject matter, the Advance Care Plan Cooperative team would like your views on: the appropriateness of the design/graphics; the colour; the wording used on the leaflet and the form and; whether if there is a need for improvements. In addition, we are trying to find out if there is a need for the form and the leaflet to be translated into different Asian languages.

How to provide feedback:

1.      You can complete the online feedback form by clicking on this link

        https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8LVDKN3

Or

2.      You can complete the attached feedback form and email back to

        Stella Song: by email stella.song@waitematadhb.govt.nz

<<2013-5-17 SM ACP Feedback Form>>

Or

3.      If you know of others who may be interested to provide feedback, please feel free to send this request for feedback and the form to your networks.

Or

4.      If you wish to run a focus group with others to collect feedback using the attached form, we would be most appreciative, please send us the completed form(s) by post:

        Attn: Stella Song – Asian Health Support Services, Waiteamata DHB, Private Bag 93503, Takapuna

Deadline for feedback is Friday, 10 June 2013

If you would like to know more about ACP please go to www.advancecareplanning.org.nz. Your assistance, feedback and comments would be very much appreciated and valued by the ACP team.

 

Asian Health Support Services I Waitemata DHB

p: 09 4423239  I m:  021 2402230  I   f:   09 4868307   

www.waitematadhb.govt.nz

 

Chinese Blokes Book of Canterbury Services for Men Launched

The Canterbury Men’s Centre and Pegasus Health wish to announce the completion and publication of The Chinese Blokes Book.

The Blokes’ Book is a listing of Canterbury agencies and services relevant to men’s health and well-being. To order some for you, the men you know or for your office/agency please fill in this form. The Blokes Book Order Form of write to us telling us your address and number of requested booklets at blokesbook@canmen.org.nz.

If you would like copies please contact Sue Burgess on the Community Health Information Centre at  Sue.Burgess@cdhb.health.nz    phone 03 364 7844. Alternatively, contact Wayne Reid at Wayne.Reid@pegasus.org.nz phone: (03) 379 1739

Special thanks to Pegasus Health, and the Christchurch Casino Charitable Trust for making this happen.

Programme For Family Members of Chinese Clients

Together We Recover

These workshops (total of 3) aims to enhance family harmony by equipping family members/carers of
Chinese people with mental health issues with skills to deal with common conflict situations.

Dates:

  • Monday 15th April 6-8pm
  • Monday 22nd April 6-8pm
  • Monday 29th April 6-8pm

Venue: Te Rawhiti Community Mental Health Centre, 15 Aberfeldy Ave., Highland Park

Guest speakers:

  • Dr Sai Woh Wong (Consultant psychiatrist)
  • Mr Patrick Au (Registered psychiatric nurse & experienced counsellor)
  • Mrs Sue Wong (Experienced counsellor)
  • Ms Candy Vong (Experienced counsellor)

 

Cost: $15 per person to cover materials and refreshment costs (cash payment at first
session)

For more information or RSVP, please contact Wendy Siu on (09) 378 9134 or wendy@sfauckland.org.nz

Please RSVP by 8th April 2013 as workshop is limited to 20 people.

This workshop is hosted by the Vagus Centre (Chinese Mental Health Consultation Services Charitable Trust) in partnership with Yan Oi Sei, Affinity Services, Supporting Families in Mental Illness (Auckland) and Counties Manukau Health.

CBT with Chinese People Workshops 10 April and 23 May 2013

A new 1½ day workshop will be run by Massey University on 10 April and 23 May: “CBT with Chinese People From Culture to Practice: A Workshop on Cross Cultural Practice”

Day 1 will cover general issues and principles, CBT specific issues, case studies and case presentations

Day 2 will be exercises and discussions

Click here to open a copy of the flyer and registration form document: CBT with Chinese people

Clicking on the link will download a Word Document.

11th Annual Asian Forum, Auckland 11 April 2013

The Asian Network Inc. (TANI) cordially invites you to the

11th Annual Asian Forum

Theme: Exploring the REAL significance of ‘Health for All’ – Should we be concerned about Asian health?

  • When: Thursday, 11th April 2013
  • Time: 9:00am – 3:30pm
  • Where: Fickling Convention Centre, 546 Mt Albert Road, Three Kings, Auckland

Join TANI to explore how you can contribute to improve:

  • Youth health
  • Mental health
  • Preventing family violence

The forum will provide a valuable opportunity for you to explore the current health issues of Asian health in Aotearoa New Zealand and improve your knowledge to respond to the same.  These major health issues has not commonly being talked about while the population of Asian people has been growing gradually. Join us and explore the culturally appropriate ways to deal with the challenges, in particular to respond to the Asian youth health issues, mental health issues and increasing family violence incidents in our families. Each presentation will be delivered by relevant subject experts from The University of Auckland, Public Health Association and many more. Among keynote speakers we have Dr Suneela Mehta, Author of the Asian Health needs assessment of Asian people living in Auckland region and Mr. Warren Lindberg, CEO, Public Health Association of New Zealand, Kahui Hauora Tumatanui.

Who should take part?

  • All those who want to know more about the Asian health components of youth health, mental health and family violence and develop ideas in action plan.
  • Those who are interested in studying Asian health or supporting Asian communities with the issues.

Please send your RSVP  (samuel.cho@asiannetwork.org.nz) as enrolment is FREE. Limited seats and based on First come-First served basis. Nice Asian style lunch will be provided !

The full program will be announced closer to the date 

The Asian Network Inc. (TANI)

P: 09-815-2338 F:09-8152330

www.asiannetwork.org.nz