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Vacancy at Mental Health Foundation Christchurch

The Mental Health Foundation of NZ currently have a new job vacancy advertised on their website, to appoint a newfull time  Southern Development Manager in their Christchurch office. 

Closing date for applications is: Friday 14th December 2012

Ministry Consultation on Payment for Family Carers

Please find below the information about the Ministry of Health’s consultation on payment for family carers.

The Ministry is holding workshops in various cities.

  • Workshops afternoon and evening, Dunedin, Tuesday 2nd October.
  • Workshops afternoon and evening, Christchurch, Wednesday 3rd October.
  • Workshops afternoon and evening, Wellington, Monday 8th October.
  • Workshops afternoon and evening, Hamilton, Tuesday 9th October.
  • Workshops afternoon and evening, Auckland, Wednesday 10th October.
  • Workshops afternoon and evening, Palmerston North, Tuesday 16th October.

Please let Auckland Disability Law know if you would like them to coordinate an additional independent community hui in Auckland to discuss the consultation and to assist people in completing their own submissions.

The closing date and time for submissions is 5 pm, Tuesday 6 November 2012


Auckland Disability Law
Phone 09 257 5140
Fax 09 275 4693
Mobile 0274575140
email info@adl.org.nz

Youth Development Research Hui 13-14 September 2012 Christchurch

The Drivers of positive youth development.  The Collaborative Trust’s 5th Annual Research hui is set for 13 and 14 September, in Christchurch.  These two days will be dedicated to how we can find out more about what drives young people to develop well.

Registration will be available shortly on line www.collaborative.org.nz 

The cost is $250 waged, $100 non-waged, students and scholarship students.

Flourish – Well into the Future One-Day Wellbeing Forum: 30 July 2012 Christchurch

The Mental Health Foundation’s second biennial wellbeing forum, Flourish – Well into the Future, and hope that you’ve diaried the event on 30 July.

Now they can share more about the exciting line-up of keynote day presenters (Niki Harre, Aaron Jarden, Tony Fernando, Eve Neitzert and Monique Faleafa) and the local Canterbury heroes at the evening function (Steve Gurney, Coralie Winn, Adam McGrath, Bob Frame, Henry Sunderland and Jade Temepara).

You can read the programme for the day and check out local transport and accommodation.

The Mental Health Foundation of NZ invite you to join  this one-day event and find out ways that you can develop and create environments that support and grow good mental health.

1-Day Vulnerable Children Conferences Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch 22-24 August 2012

Brainwave Trust is bringing Dr. Bruce Perry, an internationally-recognised authority on vulnerable children and children in crisis to New Zealand in August this year.

His work with abused and neglected children and his research into brain development has led him to design therapeutic models for treatment.

Dr Perry is a clinician and a researcher whose expertise has been sought in the aftermath of some of the most traumatic events in the past 30 years including Hurricane Katrina, September 11 and the earthquake in Haiti.

Dr Perry has a wonderful ability to combine unforgettable case histories with his own compassionate, insightful strategies for rehabilitation. His address will include brain development, the clinical implications and preventative practices using case studies.

He will be presenting at three one-day conferences in three cities as follows:

  • Auckland                 Wed  22nd August 2012
  • Wellington                Thurs 23rd August 2012
  • Christchurch             Friday 24th August 2012

It’s been 7 long years since Dr Perry’s last visit to New Zealand; this may be our last chance to hear Dr Perry in person for some time.

For more information or to register for the conference please go to the Brainwave website (www.brainwave.org.nz).

Ph 021-214-2312



1-Day ADHD Seminars for Parents and Professionals


One Day Seminars for Parents and ProfessionalsTeachers and Community Professionals

  • Are you left wondering if there is a solution to generational cycles?
  • Are crime, suicide, substance abuse and general community disengagement an issue for you?
  • Are you constantly tackling disruption in your classroom?

Understand ADHD and challenging behaviours

Where these individuals ‘fit’ into the community and the classroom

Present outcomes and how to move beyond these outcomes to teach, engage and reengage individuals with ADHD and challenging behaviours

Strategies to integrate theory with ADHD fact and best practice

Parents / Carers

  • Are you a parent about to pull your hair out?
  • Has your child’s challenging behaviours left you questioning your abilities as a parent?
  • Would you like to take a journey to understand the world of the child with ADHD?

Learn why your child is so angry

Where your child ‘fits’ in the family and the community

Take back control of your life

Ask the questions no one has answered


Professionals $260

Early Bird

Closes 18 May

Professionals $225

View Professionals Agenda

Auckland / Rotorua


AucklandRydges Auckland, Federal Street, Central City

Saturday, 16 June 2012 9.30am-2.30pm Parent Seminar Register

Monday, 18 June 2012 9.15am-4.30pm Professional Seminar Register


Rydges Rotorua, Fenton Street, Rotorua

Friday, 22 June 2012 9.15am-4.30pm Professional Seminar Register

Saturday, 23 June 2012 9.30am-2.30pm Parent Seminar Register


Elms Hotel, 456 Papanui Rd, Christchurch

Tuesday, 26 June 2012 9:15am-4.30pm Professional Seminar Register

Wednesday, 27 June 2012 5.30pm-9.30pm Parent Seminar Register


Adult $225

Couple $390

Concession $189

Early Bird

Closes 18 May

Adult $200

Couple $355

Concession $165

View Parents Agenda




Facilitator $3000


Become a Licensed New Zealand Facilitatorfor Everyday with ADHD

Once only – A special package in June 2012 – NZD$3,000.00 (RRP NZD$4,300)


Licensed Parenting Course Facilitator’s Kit

Entry to Professional’s ‘Moving Forward with ADHD and Challenging Behaviours’ Seminar

Entry to Parents/Carers ‘Moving Forward with ADHD and Challenging Behaviours’ Seminar

2 days training By Kerry Cooney

Auckland – Tuesday & Wednesday, 19 &20 June 2012 9.30am-4.30pm

Venue: Rydges Auckland

Christchurch – Thursday & Friday 28 & 29 June 2012 9.30am-4.30pm

Venue: Elms Hotel Christchurch

Licensed FacilitatorView Offer
Registration and details on line at www.everydaywithadhd.com.auIf this copy of our Seminar Updates has been forwarded to you, and you wish to subscribe, subscribe now

Every Day with ADHD | Head Office Brisbane | Australia For further details contact us on + 61 488 99 77 65

Email: admin@everydaywithadhd.com.au


Free Writing Workshops Christchurch 26 & 27 May 2012

Kick start the creative process with free writing workshops – Christchurch

Give quake-brain the boot and kick start your writing with a weekend of free workshops from some of the country’s leading authors, poets and publishers. Sponsored by Copyright Licensing Ltd and The New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc), the weekend will include tips to writing film scripts, how to craft a play, the steps to self-publishing on Kindle and exploring the hero’s journey.

Event organiser, Jenny Haworth of New Zealand Society of Authors, says both Copyright Licensing Ltd and The New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc.) realised the importance of getting Cantabrians writing again.  “The impact of stress on the creative process can stop writers in their tracks,” she says. “I’m hearing from writers across the city that many feel they’ve hit a brick wall and don’t know how to get started writing again.”  Ms Haworth says the 90-minute workshops will be a chance for writers to re-boot their creative brain.  “With writing talents such as Gavin Bishop, Press feature writer Martin Van Beynen and poet Karen Zelas on hand, it will be a weekend that fires up imaginations and will have Cantabrians putting pen to paper in no time.  “Best of all, thanks to the sponsorship from Copyright Licensing Ltd and The New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc.) the workshops are all free,” she says.

The workshops will explore the impact of the earthquakes on creative work and will include writing exercises to stimulate creativity and the expression of inner emotions.

The line up of presenters includes:

Saturday 26 May
10:15am  Kathleen Gallagher (How to Write a Film Script) or Kathryn Taylor (Fiction Writing)
11:45am  Gary Henderson (How to Craft a Play – how to write using the vocabulary of theatre, and translate from prose into theatre) or Karen Zelas (Writing Poetry)
1:15pm  Gavin Bishop (Making Pictures that Tell a Story)
1:30pm Jenny Haworth (The Business of Writing – Planning your work for publication)
2:25pm  Jillian Sullivan (The Hero’s Journey – the importance of archetypes in fiction writing)

Sunday 27 May
10:15am Martin van Beynen (Writing Non-fiction)
11:45am David Roys (How to Self-Publish a Kindle Novel)
1:30pm Rachel Scott (The World of Publishing)

Where:  Community Meeting Room and Learning Centre Room 3, Upper Riccarton Library, 71 Main South Rd, Sockburn (check times and venue for Saturday workshops)
When:  Saturday, 26 / Sunday, 27 May from 10:15am
What: Free writing workshops for Christchurch writers, new or established. Bring writing materials.

Click here for full programme details.

Child Poverty 2012 Budget Breakdown Series 25 May 2012

Please join the Child Poverty Action Group in Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch for:

The 12th Annual CPAG Post-Budget Breakfast Series

Friday 25th May, 7:15am – 8:45am

Come and enjoy breakfast with us and find out how the 2012 budget affects children and young people.

Auckland: Is the budget relaxed about child poverty?                              

  • Speakers  Prof Jonathan Boston, Institute of Policy Studies, Victoria University. Co-Chair, Children’s Commissioner’s expert group on Poverty.
  • Dr Fiona Cram, (Ngati Kahungunu), Member of the Children’s Commissioner’s expert group on Poverty.
  • ChairAssoc Prof Susan St John, Economics Dept, University of Auckland.  CPAG Economics spokesperson and founding member.

Location: School of Population Health, Tamaki Campus, University of Auckland

Bldg 730, Function Room 220 entry via Gate 1, 261 Morrin Road, Glen Innes, Auckland.  Free parking in visitors’ section.

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Wellington: Post Budget Analysis – how do children fare?

Co hosted by the Public Health Association

  • Speakers  Assoc Prof Mike O’Brien,  Faculty of Education, University of Auckland. CPAG Director and Social Security spokesperson.
  • Dr Bill Rosenberg, Economist and Policy Director, New Zealand Council of Trade Unions (NZCTU)
  • ChairEileen Brown, National executive member, Public Health Association.

Location   St John in the City Conference Centre, Corner Willis and Dixon Streets, Downtown Wellington

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Christchurch: Are we reducing intergenerational inequality?                     


  • Prof Paul Dalziel, Dept of Economics, Lincoln University.  Alternative Welfare Working Group member.
  • Dr Sue Bagshaw, Paediatrics Department, University of Otago.  Youth Health Expert.
  • Chair         Dr Bronwyn Hayward, Senior Lecturer, School of Political and Social Sciences, University of Canterbury.  CPAG Christchurch convener (021 2727069).

Location: Reboot cafe, Erskin Building, University of Canterbury (on Science Rd enter off Ilam rd)


Tickets: $20 waged or $12 for unwaged. Pre-payment is preferred

Direct deposit: Kiwibank 38-9003-0066858-00 please use your name, number of tickets you require and either ‘AuckBB’, ‘WellBB’ of ‘ChchBB’ as a reference e.g. MJones 5 AuckBB

Cheque: Please address cheques to Child Poverty Action Group Inc, PO Box 5611, Wellesley Street, Auckland.

Public Health Leadership Programme 2012

Reminder: applications close Monday 20th February

Applications for the 2012 Public Health Leadership Programme (PHLP) are now open. In 2012 one programme will be offered in Wellington and one in Christchurch.

The programme dates are:

Programme 1 (Christchurch):

  • 7-8 August, 18-19 September, 13-14 November

Programme 2 (Wellington):

  • 31 July – 1 August, 6-7 September, 30-31 October

Anyone working in the public health sector may apply for a place on the programme. Applications close at 5PM on Monday 20th February 2012.

For more information, application criteria, programme dates and online applications, go to www.publichealthworkforce.org.nz

Scholarships for Peer Support Certificate

Scholarships are available for the Certificate in Peer Support (Mental Health) starting in Christchurch on 20th March 2012

For more information