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Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction

A free course on mindfulness-based stress reduction is going to start in the new year. It’s free!
Starts Saturday 10 January 2015 and runs for 8 weeks.
9.30am – 12.00pm

East Health Trust PHO
260 Botany Road, Building B
(behind East Care A&M)

To register please contact
Shirley Bernhard
Phone 09 538 0599
email shirleyb@easthealth.co.nz
or ask your doctor or nurse about a referral

For further information about this programme contact:
Parvin 09 538 0599

Topics include:
Learning to breathe better,
Mindful meditation,
Gentle stretching,
Working with emotions,
Learning from others,

For people wanting to be mindful of every day stress.
Have a commitment to practice at home each week.

Primary Options Symposium 14-15 June 2012


Rising acute demand, overloaded hospitals and increasing costs to the healthcare sector have resulted in a number of initiatives put in place across New Zealand to better manage acute care.

Northland PHO set the scene in 2010 with the very first Primary Options Symposium hosted in Whangarei.

Following on from this success, in 2012 this event will be hosted in Auckland on Thursday 14th and Friday 15th June 2012.

This is an opportunity to bring together a wide range of people (clinical and non-clinical) from Primary Care and Secondary Care services to share initiatives, knowledge and experience.

Please register your interest by email to deannaw@easthealth.co.nz.  We would also appreciate if you would forward this on to any other potential participants within your networks.

Quit Smoking Programme Starts Mon 21 May 2012


Come and join a free 7 week programme for 1 hour a week

  • Starting: Monday 21st May, 6:30pm-7:30pm
  • Where: East Health Trust PHO, 260 Botany Road, Howick, (Behind East Care A&M building)
  • Please contact Parvin, David or Jordyn to register. PH: (09) 538 0599 or text 0211880986

Health & Disability Meeting about Coping with Anxiety & Depression

MECOSS Health & Disability Cluster Meeting 

  • Wednesday 16th November 2011
  • 12.30 pm – 2.30 pm
  • (Feel free to bring your lunch – refreshments will be available)
  • ‘Coping with Anxiety/Depression’


  • Rudy Bakker, Mental Health & Wellbeing Programme Co-ordinator, East Health Trust PHO
  • Ivan Yeo, Mental Health Promoter, Mental Health Foundation of NZ

The presentation will cover: 

  • Identifying stressors as a platform
  • Presentation on ‘Attitudes’
  • The concept of ‘Flourishing’
  • Looking at problem solving/coping strategies for the identified stressors

Resources will be provided for participants to take away

Venue:  Haseler Hall, under All Saints Church, cnr Selwyn Street & The Glebe, Howick

(Free parking is available in the All Saints Carpark, situated off The Glebe, Howick)

Cost:  MECOSS paid-up Members FREE;  Non-Members $5

(Cash payable at door – correct money would be appreciated as we do not have change) 

All Welcome! 

Please register attendance to: admin@mecoss.org.nz