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Reprints of popular Mental Health Commision resources now available

Due to popular demand, new versions of “Oranga Ngākau – Getting the most out of Mental Health and Addiction Services: A recovery resource for service users” and “When someone you care about has a mental health or addiction issue” are available in hard copy or by download.

“Oranga Ngākau” is easy to understand and provides valuable information about what to expect from treatment in mental health and addiction services. This includes a glossary of terms used during care, as well as describing different possible scenarios when using these services for the first time.

“When someone you care about has a mental health or addiction issue” is a resource for those who are supporting others. Read about the best ways for family, whānau and friends to help people close to them who are in care, as well as how to find support for themselves, should they need it.

Contact:
Kim Higginson, Information Officer, Mental Health Foundation
info@mentalhealth.org.nz

Exclusive two hour role play workshop with the team from Mind Over Manner

This is a specialist workshop designed for parents, family, tutors and significant others who are in close association with those teenagers who think and learn differently.

There is a significant increase in the number of teens who suffer anxiety, who struggle to participate in large groups or to feel like they ‘belong’. This workshop will focus on cognitive and sensory processing differences and those who have high functioning aspergers (ASD). Using a skilled facilitator, hypothetical or real life scenarios are played out by experienced actors and then improved… shaped… altered using the input and suggestions from the audience. This will be an extremely valuable, entertaining and eye opening experience.

WHEN:  Tues April 21st  7.00 – 9.00 pm
WHERE: Pumphouse Theatre, Takapuna
HOW MUCH: $30 per head or part thereof (koha)
RSVP: to Sue Haldane ph 027 665 8084 (txt)
or sue@mindovermanner.co.nz

For more information please visit the website:
www.mindovermanner.co.nz

with thanks to
The Fledgling Trust
The Auckland Council

Family / Whanau Support Group in Mairangi Bay, Auckland

Do you have a family member, or a close friend who is struggling with mental health issues? Would you like to meet others who are in a similar situation to yourself? Would you like education and skills related to mental health issues?

To be held on the first Saturday of each month from February 2014:

  • Time:    10am – 12pm
  • Where:   Equip Windsor Park Centre 550 East Coast Road, Mairangi Bay

If you are interested in attending or have queries please contact:
Marina Young at Equip (09) 477 0338
Or email: marina.young@equip.net.nz
www.equip.net.nz

Mind Over Manner Role Play Workshop for Parents of Teenagers who Think and Learn Differently

Tuesday February 25th

This workshop focuses on THE TRANSITION from the summer holidays to school, the management of new timetables, new people , new classrooms and a new environment.

You will look at how this impacts at school and also the family when the individual brings their anxieties home.

This specialist workshop is designed for parents with teenagers who think and learn differently. There is a significant increase in the number of children who have difficulty with existing learning methods and who struggle to participate in large groups.

This workshop will increase the understanding of and develop vital communication skills for working with teens with cognitive and sensory processing differences (eg, Asperger’s, ADD, Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and OCD).

Using a skilled MoM facilltator, hypothetical and real life scenarios are played out by experienced actors
and then improved..shaped…altered using the input and suggestions from the audience.

Mind over Manner provides practical pathways to help improve relationships and behavioural outcomes,
and promotes a deeper understanding with which to successfully navigate these vital teenage years.

WHEN: 7pm – 9pm, Tuesday 25th February 2014.
WHERE: TAPAC Theatre, Motions Road, Western Springs.

WHO should come: any parent who has  a teenager with cognitive differences  and who wants to develop their instinctive capabilities and gain practical strategies to help bridge the communication gap.

HOW MUCH: $30 per head or part thereof koha

RSVP: to Sue Haldane ph 027 665 8084 or
email: sue@mindovermanner.co.nz
Website: www.mindovermanner.co.nz