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Category Archives: Community Participation

Opportunities to participate in your community.

New Zealand Schizophrenia Research Group: next meeting

The next meeting of New Zealand Schizophrenia Research Group will be held in Christchurch (Cashmere Club, near the Port Hills), on September 9th/10th.

Planning for this meeting is now in full swing. They intend to have as a central focus a chaired discussion on the topic of Research Involving Participants with Limited Capacity to Give Informed Consent.

At present, visiting speakers include: Christine Neville (Head, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Queensland), Brigit Mirfin-Veitch (Director, Donald Beasley Institute, Dunedin), Lynne Bowyer (Bioethics Centre, Otago University), and Helen Bichan (Psychiatrist and Ethicist, Wellington).

Link here for more information.

Take It From Us – Radio Show

Tuesday (12:30) PlanetFM 104.6FM

Sponsored by the Like Minds, Like Mine campaign and on air since 1993, ‘Take It From Us” addresses the issues of stigma and discrimination.

‘Take it From Us” actively encourages recovery and participation in the show from people with lived experience of mental distress.

Hear guests on current topics, who also introduce their own music selection. Take It From Us also invites talkback.

 

09 815 8100

http://www.planetaudio.org.nz/takeitfromus

 

 

Anne Helm on Take it From Us radio show: 13 May 2014

Mental health champion Anne Helm is tomorrow’s guest on the Take It From Us radio show.

Anne, who has won an award for her contribution to NZ mental health services, works to highlight psychiatric abuse and advocate for change in mental health services, especially the elimination of seclusion.

Listen live on 104.6FM at 12.30pm Tuesday 13 May 2014, or see www.planetaudio.org.nz

If you miss the live broadcast, listen for the next seven days at www.planetaudio.org.nz/takeitfromus

Connect with the Take It From Us Facebook page @ Facebook.com; type ‘take it from us’ in the search box

Email takeitfromus@mail.com for any feedback and comment/suggestions for shows.

Youth Week: 17-25 May 2014

Youth Week is about recognising the amazing contributions and achievements of young people in New Zealand.  The week inspires us to value, support, and affirm the diversity of young people in our society. Ultimately we want Aotearoa/ New Zealand to be a country where young people are vibrant and optimistic through being supported and encouraged to take up challenges. The theme for youth week 2014 is ‘Be the Change’.

Youth Week is organised by Ara Taiohi, which is the peak body for the youth sector, created by New Zealand Aotearoa Adolescent Health and Development (NZAAHD) and the National Youth Workers Network Aotearoa (NYWNA).

http://arataiohi.org.nz/YouthWeek

Welcome to the Mental-Health News and Events Blog

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This is a place for the community to find and share mental-health related news and events that could be of interest to people seeking recovery and/or their different supporters. Browse from the top to find the latest updates. Use the search bar or drop-down list on your right to find something specific.

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Neighbours Day Aotearoa (NDA): 29-30 March

Join in on New Zealand’s biggest celebration of neighbourliness!  NDA is all about turning strangers into neighbours and streets into neighbourhoods, atawhaingia te pa harakeke.  For some that may mean a first wave or smile, a chat over the fence, inviting a neighbour for a cuppa or holding a street barbeque or party. Put simply, NDA is about going one step further in getting to know those next door.

NDA is something for ALL New Zealanders to be involved in.  To join in on the campaign go to www.neighboursday.org.nz/join-in.  You can sign up to receive printed resources or download them from the site.

High res NDA logo attached It’s never too late to say hello over the fence – we can all start somewhere!  It couldn’t be easier to be a great neighbour!  So get out there and get started on planning your neighbourhood activity (if you haven’t already)!

Ecofest Kaipatiki Project – March 15th – 13th April

Ecofest North is a vibrant, community-led festival brimming with inspiration and fresh ideas for your home, backyard and community.

North Shore to Matakana  15 March – 13 April 2014.

It is supported by Auckland Council, and co-ordinated by Kaipatiki Project.

Programme of events is now on line: http://kaipatiki.org.nz/ecofest/

https://www.facebook.com/kaipatikiproject

Neighbours Day Aotearoa Coming up 29-30 March 2014

Neighbours Day Aotearoa (NDA) is happening this year on the 29-30 March

Join in on New Zealand’s biggest celebration of neighbourliness

NDA is all about turning strangers into neighbours and streets into neighbourhoods, atawhaingia te pa harakeke.

For some that may mean a first wave or smile, a chat over the fence, inviting a neighbour for a cuppa or holding a street barbeque or party. Put simply, NDA is about going one step further in getting to know those next door.

NDA is something for ALL New Zealanders to be involved in.

To join in on the campaign go to www.neighboursday.org.nz/join-in  

You can sign up to receive printed resources or download them from the website.

Ecofest North Programme Out Now | 15 Mar-13 Apr 2014

Ecofest North is a community-led festival brimming with opportunities to connect with the environment, get inspiration and find fresh ideas for your home, backyard and community. It is supported by Auckland Council, and co-ordinated by Kaipatiki Project. 

Events range from bush-walks, garden tours and bird-watching to workshops on organic gardening and traditional Maori use of plants.

  • North Shore, West Auckland, Matakana
  • 15 March – 13 April 2014

Click here to browse the programme of events

Feel Good for Free – become a Future Leaders mentor today!

YWCA Auckland is consistently changing lives with the Future Leaders mentoring programme, and they need your help so that they can keep running it so successfully! YWCA Auckland are on the lookout for women to become mentors to their 2014 students now.

Future Leaders is a life changing programme where 14-18 year old Auckland girls from decile 1-4 schools are paired with a female mentor who helps to develop their leadership skills and resilience. Mentors play a huge role in the lives of these young women, and gain just as much out of the programme as the girls they mentor.  As a mentor, you have a direct effect on your community and what you learn from the young women you are teaching is more valuable than you can imagine.

Mentors receive training and support, with a training happening on 1 March, and know they always have the backing of YWCA Auckland. Become a mentor today, contact Marnie McManus on 09 370 0113 or marnie@akywca.org.nz