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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.

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

New Bi-polar Support Group in Hamilton

A new bi-polar support group has started in Hamilton.

Support group (Day)
Second Tuesday of the month. 10.30 – 11.30 am
Sharing our journeys and experiences with bipolar affective disorder.
Learning from each other and looking for the humorous side.
Sharing our progress, setbacks and well-being.
Exchange tips on how to manage the illness more effectively.
Ideas on handling relationships and job options that might fit.

Support group (Evening)
Third Wednesday of the month. 7.30 – 8.30 pm

Coaching sessions 1:1
Have you recently being diagnosed with bipolar affective disorder?
Do you have a lot of questions and need more clarity?
Do you want to talk with someone who also experiences bipolar?
Do you want to put steps in place to manage this illness?

Venue: Hamilton Central Baptist Church
33 Charlemont St, Hamilton, New Zealand.
Contact: Derek 022 044 0308 or (07) 839 1773
This service is not a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, treatment or therapy.

Insatiable Moon Movie Night | Hamilton

Supporting Mental Health Awareness Week 2014

A movie filmed in Auckland, NZ. This is a wonderful opportunity to see a film which not only opens a window of understanding into the world of people with a mental diagnosis, it is a chance to see a New Zealand film with artistic merit. The lead character in the film, Arthur, a psychiatric patient who believes he is the Second Son of God, is played by Rawiri Paratene (Whale Rider). 

Tues 7th October 2014 
At The Western Community Centre,
46 Hyde Street, Nawton Hamilton
6.00pm – 8.00pm 
(Movie time 100 mins) 
Rated (M) Drug use, offensive language and violence

GOLD COIN DONATION (includes nibbles)
The Western Community Centre 847-4873

More info here.

Join Buddy Day: Campaign Against Child Abuse

BUDDY DAY

15 November 2013

Child Matters’ campaign against child abuse started in Hamilton and is now coming to Auckland, Wellington and Tauranga, spreading its very important talking points against child abuse.

To join the campaign, sign up to to hang out with a cardboard cut out of a kid for a day at your Network / Service / Public Space.
Register for Buddy Day NZ before November… all you have to do is hang out and introduce your buddy to your peeps and share the information you’ll be given. 

http://buddyday.org.nz

Educating and supporting adults to keep New Zealand children safe from child abuse.
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Panui from NZ Maori Council | Nationwide Hui | Now to 18 Sep 2013

A Letter from the New Zealand Maori Council, Te Kaunihera Maori o Aotearoa

26 August 2013

He Panui

Tena koutou

Nationwide consultation on the Crown’s review of the Community Development Act commences in September 2013, at a time when the New Zealand Māori Council is challenging Crown action on a number of issues vital to Māori rights and interests. These include rights to water, to the radio spectrum, to the benefits of the Crown Forestry Rental Trust, to citizenship and electoral rights and to provide safety to Māori communities through the Māori Wardens.

The Council is concerned that the timing of the consultation process when these cases are pending and the exclusion of the Council as a partner in the consultation process puts at risk the Council’s work of advocating for and protecting Māori communities. Details about the Council’s current and past action to protect Māori rights and interests are attached to this letter.

This letter encourages you either to attend the consultation hui www.tpk.govt.nz/en/consultation/mcda/ or to relay your views to the Council Secretary, Karen Waterreus (karen@maoricouncil.com).

The unique feature of Council is its statutory mandate to work for and on behalf of the greater Māori community. Council works for all Māori, whoever we are and wherever we are. Council still has a job to do to protect Māori rights and interests and must remain in existence.

Ngā mihi
Maanu Paul, Co-Chair and Sir Edward Taihākurei Durie, Co-Chair
The New Zealand Maori Council
Te Kaunihera Maori o Aotearoa

Upcoming Hui Dates

  • Whangārei Wed 4 September 8.30-10.30am Whangarei Terenga Paraoa Marae Porowini Avenue, Whangarei
  • Auckland (North) Wed 4 September 4-6pm Orakei Marae 59b Kitemoana Street, Orakei
  • Auckland (South) Thurs 5 September 8.30-10.30am Te Puea Marae 41 Miro Road, Mangere
  • Palmerston North Thurs 5 September 4-6pm Kingsgate Hotel 110 Fitzherbert Avenue, Palmerston North
  • Whanganui Tues 10 September 8-10am Te Taura Whiri Building (TPK Office) 357 Victoria Avenue, Whanganui
  • New Plymouth Tues 10 September 2-4pm Mururaupatu Marae Te Arei Road, R.D. 3
  • Hamilton Weds 11 September 8-10am Rangiaowhia Marae TWOA, Raroera Campus, Te Rapa
  • Rotorua Weds 11 September 1-3pm Te Papaiouru Marae Ohinemutu
  • Christchurch Thurs 12 September 8-10am Twiggers Addington Raceway
  • Nelson Thurs 12 September 2.30-4.30am Whakatu Marae 99 Atawhai Drive, Nelson
  • Lower Hutt Tues 17 September 9-11am Waiwhetu Marae Puketapu Grove, Waiwhetu, Lower Hutt
  • Porirua Tues 17 September 2-4pm Takapuwahia Marae 2 Nohorua Street, Porirua
  • Dunedin Weds 18 September 8-10am Arai I te Uru Marae 24 Shetland Street,

 

Want to Know More About Drawing Therapy?

Interactive Drawing Therapy Ltd are an Australasian group that provide a range of Interactive Drawing Therapy workshops and training opportunities in New Zealand and Australia.

They are running a range of training events in New Zealand in the coming months. Click here to visit the IDT website and find out more about what is available and how to enrol.

If you are interested in knowing a bit more about drawing therapy, there is some good information available on the IDT website too.

IDT One-Day Retreats New Zealand 2013

  • Palmerston North Retreat: “Refresh and Restore”
    • Saturday 10 August, 2013
    • Facilitator:  Gillian Hunt
  • Auckland Retreat: “Draw Where it Hurts”
    • Saturday 28 September, 2013
    • Facilitator:  Russell Withers

New Zealand Foundation Courses 2013

FOUNDATION COURSE

Unit One Unit Two
Hamilton 5-6 July 8-9 July
Napier 16-17 August 6-7 September
Dunedin 6-7 September 9-10 September
Whangarei 3-4 October 7-8 October
Auckland 4-5 October 7-8 October
Wellington 11-12 October 25-26 October
  • Advanced Course; Auckland – 25-27 July

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
COURSES

Course

Dates

Wellington Children & Adolescents 19-20 September
Auckland IDT-based Supervision 11-12 October
Auckland Couples & Family 7-8 November

Universal Periodic Review: Do New Zealanders Have Their Human Rights Upheld?

The right to health, to justice, to work, to education, to be free from discrimination: these rights belong to all of us. New Zealand has signed international agreements to uphold these rights, but how well are we actually doing?

The Universal Periodic Review is an important opportunity for individuals, NGOs and civil society organisations to share their experience and views on New Zealand’s realisation of human rights for everyone. What people and communities say can influence future developments. It isn’t just about writing reports. Communities will be consulted on what’s important for them. UPR 13/14 is an opportunity to work with other like minded groups, and to lobby the Government to make voluntary commitments and/or accept recommendations made by the working group following the UPR 13/14 process.

The Commission is offering free workshops to support civil society in UPR 13/14. In addition there will be opportunities to engage in discussions with government officials in April/May and subsequently to comment on the draft New Zealand government report. The Commission would also welcome the opportunity to discuss key issues with community groups and individuals to feed into the UPR 13/14 process.

The workshop dates and times for 2013 are:

  • Auckland          26 March (1.30 – 4.30pm) Auckland Law School
  • Wellington        4 April (1.30-4.30)
  • Christchurch      11 April (1.30-4.30)
  • Dunedin           16 April (1.30-4.30)
  • Hamilton          7 May (1.30-4.30)
  • Invercargill      9 May (Time TBC)

Please contact Michael White on michaelw@hrc.co.nz if:

  • You wish to attend one of the Commission’s workshops;
  • Would like to receive further emails about how to be involved in the UPR process;
  • If you or your organization are hosting an event where the Commission could talk about UPR 13/14; or
  • You would like the Commission to assist with facilitating co-ordinated engagement from your sector.

In the meantime for more information on UPR 13/14 and how you can get involved see: http://www.hrc.co.nz/international-human-rights-new/faqs-for-upr-1314

The Commission looks forward to working with you around UPR 13/14 to ensure the full and active engagement of civil society organisations across the country, helping to garner actual positive changes on the ground.

Nationwide Disability Services Consumer Forums 2013 Schedule 18 Feb – 25 March

2013 consumer forums

The Ministry of Health would like to hear your comments and ideas about the disability services they purchase.

More information please see here http://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/disability-services/disability-projects-and-programmes/consumer-forums-hui-fono/2013-consumer-forums

The Ministry of Health is committed to enabling people with disabilities to lead a good life. Disability Support Services staff will be travelling to towns around NZ to let you know what the Ministry plans to do over the next few years. Your questions, comments and ideas will help them to get it right.

Who attends?

If you are a person with a disability, a family member or friend of a person with a disability we would welcome your attendance at these forums. You do not need to be a current user of Ministry-funded disability support services.

Where will the forums be held?

Four forums, one hui and one fono are being held in both the North and South Islands. The schedule below shows when they are coming to your area. Hui and fono will focus on improving disability services to Maori and Pasifika peoples.

How to register

It is important that you register if you would like to come along, for catering. You can register using the 0800 phone number OR the text number OR register online OR the email address below:

Sign Language Interpreters will be available at each meeting, other language interpreters will be arranged on request.

What topics will be covered?

  • the new model for supporting people with a disability
  • respite
  • individualised funding
  • choices in community living
  • supported living options
  • carer support
  • child and youth projects
  • behaviour support

It is hoped the forums, hui and fono will provide you with useful information and give you an opportunity to share ideas and give feedback.

Schedule of Disability Services Consumer Forums 2013

Locations, Dates, Meeting Times and Venues

  • Whangarei Forum: Monday 18 February 9:30am – 1:00pm Kingsgate Hotel Whangarei 9 Riverside Drive Whangarei
  • Auckland Fono: Tuesday 19 February 9:30am – 2:00pm Waipuna Hotel 58 Waipuna Rd Mt. Wellington, Auckland
  • Auckland Forum: Wednesday 20 February 9:30am – 1:00pm Waipuna Hotel 58 Waipuna Rd Mt. Wellington, Auckland
  • Hamilton Forum: Thursday 21 February 9:30am – 1:00pm Kingsgate Hotel Hamilton 100 Garnet Ave Te Rapa Hamilton
  • Hamilton Hui: Friday 22 February 9:30am – 2:00pm Kirikiriroa Marae 180 Dey Street, Hamilton East
  • Napier Forum: Monday 25 February 9:30am – 1:00pm Napier Memorial Conference Centre 48 Marine Parade Napier
  • Christchurch Forum: Monday 18 March 9:30am – 1:00pm Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport 550 Memorial Avenue Christchurch
  • Christchurch Hui: Tuesday 19 March 9:30am – 2:00pm Rehua Marae 79 Springfield Road Christchurch
  • Christchurch Fono: Wednesday 20 March 9.30am – 2.00pm Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport 550 Memorial Avenue Christchurch
  • Dunedin Forum: Thursday 21 March 9:30am – 1:00pm Royal NZ Foundation of the Blind Cnr Hillside and Law Streets, South Dunedin
  • Invercargill Forum: Friday 22 March 9:30am – 1:00pm Pacific Island Advisory and Cultural Trust 135 Bowmont Street Invercargill
  • Wellington Forum: Monday 25 March 9:30am – 1:00pm Brentwood Hotel 9 Kemp Street Kilbirnie Wellington

People Needed for Like Minds Media Project in Waikato/Coromandel

The Like Minds Like Mine Team of Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki are wanting to do a project with media groups to promote positive messages of mental ‘illness’ through radio and newspaper.

If you are from the Thames-Coromandel Peninsula, Hauraki Regions, Hamilton, Ngaruawahia or Morrinsville areas, the Te Korowai team wants to hear from you!

People from each of the following categories are needed for the project:

  • People with personal experience of mental illness 
  • Families/Whānau with a loved one who experiences mental illness 
  • An Employer who employs someone who experiences mental illness.

Successful candidates will be paid a koha to participate in the project.

(Project starting end Feb 2013).

If you are interested in participating in the project or want more information please contact:
Aaron Woolley
Service Coordinator
Like Minds Like Mine
Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki
Phone (07) 868 0033 or (021) 902 434
e-mail: aaron@korowai.co.nz