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reTHiNK Wellbeing Workshop in Auckland and Wellington

reTHinK Wellbeing is an innovative workshop to help you understand mental health, cope better with stress and distress, support others and flourish!

Last Auckland Date – 18th November

Coming to Wellington one day only – 3rd of December 10am- 3pm

The reTHiNK workshop concentrates on building wellbeing skills for yourself, and your workplaces as well as simple tips for supporting others going through stress and distress. Engaging and entertaining activities help workshop participants, experience, understand and empathise with symptoms of mental health challenges that you may not have had personally. It is relevant for any audience.

This year reTHiNK workshops have been facilitated for Peers as well as Police, Manufacturing, Retail, Corporate, Health, Builders, Tertiary, Professional Sport and Actors Equity to name a few, and the good folks at Mind and Body Consultants have received hundreds of handwritten testimonials on the value of these innovative workshops.

Book Now! Registrations Close on November 10th.

Auckland – http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2015/rethink-madness/auckland/epsom

Wellington –  http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2015/rethink-well-being/lower-hutt

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GP referrals allow for free attendance to Raeburn House courses and groups

Raeburn House are now able to accept referrals from doctors to Raeburn House courses / groups and people who are referred to Raeburn House by their GP’s can attend the courses for FREE.  This includes all of the courses in their Building Resilience programme.

Contact: Kimberly Lamb, Programme Co-ordinator
Raeburn House, Northcote, Auckland 0627
T:            09 441 8989
F:            09 441 8988

Job Opportunities with Te Pou in Auckland and Hamilton

Te Pou have been in planning mode lately. With this comes new work opportunities within the Te Pou team for five outstanding people.

Te Pou values lived experience, social justice and inclusion, service through leadership and embracing evidence to transform practice and shape the system. If this resonates with you, then you might be just the person Te Pou is looking for.

Whanau Travel Taranaki to Cape Reinga to Share Experiences with Suicide

Whānau on Bus Trip to Heal Issues of Suicide

Five Māori families affected by the suicide of a family member are participating in a unique project in which they will travel on a bus from marae to marae, making their way from Taranaki to Cape Reinga. The journey begins today and lasts for one week.

At each stop, a new family will join the journey and at each marae the families will take part in wānanga sessions guided by Māori psychologist and filmmaker Paora Joseph. In the wānanga, the families will share their personal struggles and stories about loved ones who have committed suicide. Other families in each area are invited to participate.

The wānanga and the journey will become part of a film, titled Maui’s Hook, for which Joseph will also serve as director.

Following a similar “journey of discovery and resolution” format to his powerful documentary Tātarakihi: The Children of Parihaka, this documentary/drama feature film will chronicle the healing journey of the five families.

Drama sequences will be co-directed with Paora Joseph by Alyx Duncan (The Red House) and the cinematographer is Maria Ines Manchego, known for her work on Florian Habicht’s Pulp. Maui’s Hook is produced by Quinton Hita and Karen Waaka-Tibble from Kura Productions Ltd, with support from Te Rau Matatini – National Suicide Prevention Strategy, Te Puni Kokiri and the TSB Bank with Te Hurihanga Trust.

The trip journey starts in Taranaki and stops along the way in some of the areas worst affected by whakamomori (suicide) – Whanganui, Rotorua, Auckland, Whangarei – Northland, before arriving at Cape Reinga, the final departing place of spirits.

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Mind and Body Consultants: upcoming workshops

Mind and Body is running some of its most popular workshops across the country, and they thought your networks may be interested in these upcoming professional development opportunities in Auckland, Christchurch, Raumati, Hamilton and New Plymouth.

The interactive ‘reTHiNK Madness’ one-day workshop is useful for anyone wanting to gain a broader, destigmatised, understanding of mental ‘illness’. Previous attendees have come from a variety of industries including film, manufacturing, health, professional services, sports, retail, and the arts, and been family/whanau, colleagues, friends and people with personal experience of mental ‘illness’. This workshop sold-out within 3 days of promoting it last time so please don’t wait to book.

The ‘Introduction to Peer Support’ two-day workshop is popular with people who have lived experience of mental ‘illness’ and/or addictions and recovery, who are interested in learning about peer support. Peer support involves using your own experience of mental health challenges and recovery positively, to walk alongside others who are struggling with their mental health. This workshop gives participants a good overview of the topics and subjects covered in the Certificate of Peer Support (Mental Health) NZQA level 4 should you wish to further your studies.

Tickets for these events can be booked via Eventfinda by clicking on this link and selecting the workshop you are interested in.

The full Mind and Body training calendar for 2015 is now available on their website.

Nāku noa, nā
Taimi Allan – Communications – Mental Health Promotion Lead
Mind and Body Consultants
Ph: (649) 630 5909
Mob: 0224 TAIMI A (82464 2)
Fax: (649) 630 5944
www.mindandbody.co.nz
www.rethink.org.nz

Call for abstracts: 2015 Service User Academia Symposium

“Creating Connections & Building Bridges Together One Step Closer” will take place on the 30th of November and the 1st of December 2015 in Auckland.

Presentations will be about any and all aspects of service users involved in mental health education and research, but this year there will be a particular focus on hearing about co-produced work – where service users and others are working as equal partners in all aspects of a mental health research project or teaching programme.

Abstracts are welcome from service users holding academic, education or professional development positions or aspiring to do so, and those (usually non-service users) who promote, support and advocate for these roles in academia and service settings. To submit an abstract please complete the attached form and send to: Dr Sarah Gordon (sarah.e.gordon@otago.ac.nz) by June 12th, 2015.

For further information please contact:
Dr Sarah Gordon, Service User Academic, Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Otago, Wellington, PO Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand,
ph. 0064 7 8235025/0064 21 134 6816

Free Seminar: Managing Grief at Holiday Times | Birkenhead 18 Nov 2014

  • Date:     Tuesday 18th November
  • Time:     12 – 1.30pm
  • Venue:  The Grief Centre, 92 Hinemoa St, Birkenhead, Auckland

For many people living with loss and grief, Christmas, holidays, and anniversaries can be a painful time and often approached with dread. They may be times of intense loneliness, sadness and emptiness. Perhaps it is a time to think about the people around you who have faced a major change, loss or grief. What could you do to support them at this time? What is helpful? What is not helpful?

This seminar will give you the opportunity to meet and talk with others who may be experiencing similar feelings, as well as gaining some practical suggestions on ways to get through this difficult time.

This seminar will be useful for those who have experienced a loss, those who have friends or family experiencing change and loss, as well as those in the community who may work or support people affected by grief and loss. Feel free to bring a friend.

The workshop will be facilitated by Mallika Krishnamurthy, from The Grief Centre, an educator by profession. The workshop will finish with time for a cup of tea and the chance to talk with others.

There is no charge for this seminar, however you are invited to help The Grief Centre to support others through the holiday season and throughout the year by making a donation on the day or on their website www.griefcentre.org.nz

Community Garden talk and Movie Screening

The Mental Health Foundation, in conjunction with the Film Archive, Lot23 and Hauora Garden of Health and Happiness project, will be showing The Neglected Miracle – a feature length documentary looking at how developed nations are exploiting poorer countries for access to their wild plants and superficially plant genetics. The film raises questions about the stewardship and ownership of plants, and raises questions about the rights and role of corporations in developing plants genetically.

Prior to the screening, A.D. Schierning will be speaking about the Hauora Garden project. The project is a collaboration between artists A.DSchiErning and Richard Orjis. Come along to find out more.

The screening will be held on the 7th of October at Lot 23, 23 Minne Street, Eden Terrace, Auckland. Doors open from 5.15pm for a 6pm start. Entry is by koha.

For more information call the Mental Health Foundation on (09) 623 4810 or joanne@mentalhealth.org.nz

 

Upcoming Workshops from Toi Ora for Mental Health Awareness Week

Check out these two upcoming workshops from Toi Ora Live Arts Trust.

Creative Writing and Spoken Word Workshop:

On: 6 October
At: Toi Ora Live Art. 6 Putiki Street. Grey Lynn, Auckland
From: 6:00pm-9:00pm

Get creative in a writing workshop and discover new skills on the page. The focus will be on poetry, but the techniques can be applied to novel or short-story writing, or to help you form that concept you need for any kind of writing project.

or Printmaking Workshop:

On: 6 October
At: 6 Putiki Street. Grey Lynn, Auckland
From: 6:00pm-9:00pm

All levels are welcome for this fun and inspiring class. Make a unique print or gift card using the technique of Woodcut and Mono printing. Kick off your artistic practice or advance yourself to the next level at our friendly printmaking studio.

For both events: In the spirit of community, Toi Ora invite you to bring a plate for a shared evening snack (tea and coffee will be provided). Entry is by koha. Bookings are essential.

The workshop will be held at Toi Ora, 6 Putiki Street, Grey Lynn.

For further information and to book, Toi Ora, 360 4171 or info@toiora.org.nz

 

Generation Next – Mental Health and Wellbeing Seminar

Generation Next is a not-for-profit social enterprise dedicated to enhancing the mental health and wellbeing of young people and their communities.

They run a series of annual seminars in Australia and NZ. They aim to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to help young people achieve and maintain their emotional, social, mental, and physical wellbeing.

The Mental Health & Wellbeing of Young People, being held in Auckland on Friday 1 August 2014 will feature local and international experts in child mental health and wellbeing, showcasing the latest updates on key health, social, and educational issues.

Download 2014 Brochure here.