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Submitting Information to the Engage Blog

You are welcome to send information about any mental-health recovery related news and events, whether it’s some new research, a consultation process, a new service, a support group, a social activity or a workshop. From time-to-time we will also publish guest feature articles and opinion pieces. To include your notice Read more →

Teacher Uses Coping Kete to Theme Static Image Lessons

Engage Aotearoa went to the Far North LifeHack Weekend in mid-2014 and met Ilana Hill, a Year 9 teacher at Taipa Area School with a passion for suicide prevention. She had the idea to use the content in The Coping Kete to get her students talking about coping and at the same time Read more →

5 things I learned about coping with depression in my teens

Five things I learned about coping with depression as a teenager Recovery Note #4 ~ Emma Edwards 1. It’s okay to not be okay It is not a weakness to experience depression, anxiety, and other forms of distress as a teenager. It is quite common! Society tells us that we should Read more →

Keep Learning with the Updated Online Resources Pack

In support of this year’s Mental-Health Awareness week theme, ‘Keep Learning’, the team at Engage Aotearoa have added two new pages of links to the Online Resources Pack for you to explore. Find new online sources of distraction/entertainment, self-help tools, information, support and recovery stories – and keep learning for Mental-Health Awareness Read more →

Engage Aotearoa: Update from the Service Director

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week from 6-12 October 2014 and World Mental Health Awareness Day on October 10th.  Seeing as every week is Mental-Health Awareness Week at Engage Aotearoa, now seems like a good time to give everyone an update about what’s on the horizons here. Recovery Notes: Recovery Notes Read more →

The Butterfly Diaries

The 10th of September was World Suicide Prevention Day. It’s common to have suicidal thoughts. Engage wants to get people talking about how to survive suicidal thoughts and safely support the people they care about. The Butterfly Diaries is part of a mission to make it okay to talk and easier to find Read more →

Welcome to the Engage Blog

    The Engage Blog is an online space for sharing and exploring useful or interesting ideas, research updates and resources for people who experience mental-health challenges and their supporters. Browse from the top to find the latest posts. Use the search bar or drop-down list on your right to Read more →

Updated Online Resources Pack Now Available

The Online Resources Pack was given an overhaul last week and the latest update is now available on the Information Resources page of the Engage Aotearoa website. Direct link: www.engagenz.co.nz/downloads/OnlineResourcesPackEngageAotearoa.pdf What is the Online Resources Pack?  The Online Resources Pack is an information pack, full of links to web-based resources for Read more →

Surviving Suicidal Urges: e-Resource Now Available

Surviving Suicidal Urges is an e-Resource sharing tips for recovery from the storytellers in The Butterfly Diaries, Vol 1. View, save and share Surviving Suicidal Urges.   The Butterfly Diaries is a creative book project sharing true stories of hope and transformation from people who have made it through the experience Read more →

Engage Aotearoa Welcomes Two New Volunteers

Engage Aotearoa is pleased to announce two new volunteers have joined the team to help make recovery resources easier for Kiwis to find. Catherine Beyer  has joined the team of volunteers in the role of Directory Editor and Claire Sexton has joined the team in the role of Recovery Notes Read more →