Engage Aotearoa

Mind Your Health

Skylight Workshop

Skylight Disaster Counselling – Please let others know if this very affordable $10 workshop might be relevant to them, or to the families they are working to support.

Lets’s get real: Leadership Development

Let’s get real

Leadership Development for the Service User Workforce

This workshop will prepare workshop participants to get the best out of Let’s get real in your work and how you can use the framework to question and influence the improvement of mental health and addiction services.

The workshop will present to you ways of utilising the Let’s get real framework and resources to support your leadership development by enhancing your role and gain the necessary knowledge and skills to improve the systems and processes that direct mental health and addiction service delivery.

By the end of the day workshop participants will have:

  • increased understanding of the Let’s get real framework and seven Real Skills
  • understand how to utilise Let’s get real and make use of the resources to enhance your role and work
  • opportunities to inform workforce development for the service user workforce

Workshop Dates / Venue/ Time

Millennium Hotel Rotorua    Friday 17th June 2011

Scenic Hotel Dunedin          Friday 24th June 2011

Rendezvous Hotel Auckland  Tuesday 28th June 2011

Workshops will start at 9:30am and finish at 12:30am with a light lunch to follow


To register contact Jacqueline Jones jacqueline.jones@tepou.co.nz (09) 301 3723



Carolyn Swanson – Service User Workforce Manager Carolyn.swanson@tepou.co.nz

David Bradley – Project lead NGO workforce development david.bradley@tepou.co.nz


Bright Future Starts From Here

Please see the following upcoming event called, The “Bright Future Starts From Here”. This event is a joint partnership  of the Mental Health Foundation, Counties Manukau District Health Board, Office of Ethnic Affairs, Fo Guan Shan and Yan Oi Sei. The event aims to promote the different career paths available to Asian youths, as well as the various social and health services available to the wider Asian community within New Zealand. Please see the form if you are interested in this event.



We Care Campaign


Please click through to the We Care! campaign website and have a say for family carers.

Click ‘Email John Key’ to send a message fo the Prime Minister asking him to take a direct interest in the needs and welfare of New Zealand’s 420,000+ family, whanau, and aiga carers.


May-June Issue of ‘Chatters’ is Out!

Follow the link below to read the May-June issue of Chatters – the latest newsletter from Crossroads Clubhouse. We love the work they do there.

Open Chatters Here

Auckland Metro Forum June 23rd

Brought to you by the Mental Health Foundation, Like Minds Like Mine and Regional Consumer Network – how’s that for services working in partnership?

Come together with your community and learn more about holistic pathways to mental health. An event for service-users, supporters, professionals and people who are simply curious about improving their mental health.

The latest Auckland Metro Forum will be held next week on Thursday 23 June at the Freemans Bay Community Centre. The theme for the day is Holistic Wellbeing, with speakers from Engage Aotearoa (yes, that’s right – our very own service director, Miriam, will share what worked for her and what others say works for them), Green Prescription, Food and Mood, and Community Garden Projects.

9.30 for tea and coffee | 10am start | A FREE EVENT

There is a lot of free parking on Pratt Street.

More information can be found here on the Facebook event.

If you have any further questions… please contact Regional Consumer Network on (09) 623 1762

Free Mental Health Promotion Workshop

The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand has just opened enrolments for their Mind Your Mental Health Workshop – a one-day workshop.

From their website:

Want to know more about mental health promotion? Working with youth? Ways to increase wellbeing? How to take action in your community?

Our free workshop will give you the skills and knowledge to promote health and wellbeing among your community, your workmates and within your own life.

Participants will explore questions including:

  • What’s the evidence that promoting mental health makes a difference?
  • How can I plan and deliver a mental health promotion project?
  • Where can I promote mental health and who can I work with?
  • What drives me in my work with youth?
  • How do we/can we look after ourselves?

The workshop is limited to 20 spaces so register now by emailing: Tracey Sparksman tracey@mentalhealth.org.nz

Date: 29 June

Time: 9am – 4pm

Venue: St Columba Centre, 40 Vermont St, Ponsonby

If you like the sound of this, you will love the sound of Thriving Lives

June Monthly Regional Consumer Network Forum

Flyer for June RCNet Forum 2011

Thursday 16 June from 9:30 at Western Springs Community Garden Hall

Still under construction but we are getting there…

An ‘interesting’ day last weekend taking photographs of the sky. All will be revealed. Let’s just say our service director has confronted her fear of heights! Small heights. But small steps count right?

We have spent some time with a web consultant and our new look and feel is on its way.