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10 Days Until Petition Presented at Parliament – Help Gather Signatures In Your Town

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Click here to download a copy of the Paper Petition to collect hard-copy signatures from your community. Instructions on returning signed petitions are at the bottom of the page. The petition flyer is on one side so you have some background information to show people when approaching them for signatures.

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Hikoi for Better Mental-Healthcare Choices Builds Up to Petition Presentation at Parliament

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May 2013 Issue of The Like Minds Newsletter

The latest issue of the Like Minds Newsletter is available now.

The feature article explores Richard Anderson’s experience of schizophrenia, the benefits of work and his strategies for keeping well.

They cover aspects of the Like Minds National Providers Hui and hear about the resilience focus of the Noho Wananga.

This month marks the launch of the DSM-5. Like Minds talks to a psychiatrist, an international mental health consultant and a mental health advocate to get their thoughts on the revised manual. Changing Minds Manager Tina Helm offers her full perspective as a separate document, Anticipating the DSM-5.

Journalist Robyn Yousef tells us why she waited so long to ‘seize the day’ and share her story about living with bipolar disorder.

Hikoi champion Annie Chapman is walking her way around the North Island to raise awareness about choice in mental health care. She explains what is driving her and how you can support her petition.

Mental health radio show Take It From Us recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. Sheldon Brown discusses his role as host and how the show came to be.

Finally, remember to sign up for Stigma Watch and check out poetry book Smells Like Sugar and SamRB’s second album Queen Street Acoustics.

You are welcome to email your feedback and story ideas to likeminds@mentalhealth.org.nz and, if you think others would enjoy receiving this e-newsletter, please forward this email so they can subscribe.

Hikoi for Better Mental-Healthcare Choices Makes it to the Final Month

UPCOMING HIKOI EVENTS…COUNTING DOWN TO THE FINISH LINE

Annie Chapman is walking the length of the North Island along the Te Araroa trail to raise awareness about the need for better mental healthcare options in NZ and gather signatures for a petition to parliament. She left Cape Reinga in December 2012 and is passing through every town on her way to Wellington. The Hikoi reaches the Beehive on the 11th of June. Anyone with an interest is welcome to join the Hikoi events:  parents, family members, friends, professionals, town-planners and people with lived experience.

  • Fielding: 13 May, Community Hikoi Meeting, Manchester House Social Services, 68 Aorangi St, Feilding; Monday 13 May 9:00am
  • Palmerston North; May 15; Community Hikoi Meeting, Manawatu Supporting Families, Level 3 Westside Chambers, 151 The Square, Palmerston North, 1pm – 3pm Wednesday May 15th
  • Otaki 23rd May: Details Coming Soon
  • Coastal Track 25/26 June, Join Annie Walking: Walking Coastal Track Waikanae to Paekakariki: 25/26 May: Bring your banners!
    • Sat 25th meet 10am Waikanae bridge SH1
    • Sun 26th meet 10am Raumati Beach below swimming pool complex, end of Garden Rd
  • Wellington; 27 May, Open Dialogue Seminar with Jaana Castella featuring Annie Chapman, Newtown Community Centre, 6:30-8:30pm, $20 waged / koha unwaged
  • Wellington 29 May, Community Hikoi Meeting: Time and venue TBC
  • Raumati: 30 May, Community Hikoi Meeting, Te Ara Korowai, 1 Weka Rd, Raumati Beach, 12pm – 2 pm
  • New Plymouth: 5/6 June: Community Hikoi Meeting, Time and Venue coming soon
  • Mt Kaukau Walking Leg: Sunday 9 June: Join Annie Walking: Walk Mt Kaukau- Botanical Gardens with banner. Meet at Mt Kaukau viewing platform 10am
  • Wellington: Tuesday 11 June: The Home Run: Walk from Botanical gardens to Parliament with banner in morning (huge crowd very welcome!!).  Meet 10.30am Rose Gardens, arrive at parliament 12 noon for petition presentation 12.30pm lunchtime Hikoi picnic. Hooray!!!
  • Wellington: 11 June: Picnic at Parliament and Petition Presentation: Celebrate and support the Hikoi’s message to parliament by joining a lunchtime picnic on the lawn of the Beehive as Annie Chapman presents the Petition for Better Mental-Healthcare Choices  and supporting evidence to parliament. More details coming soon. 

 

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One Woman Walking Hikoi Reaches Whanganui Monday 22 April 2013

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Hikoi for Better Mental Healthcare Choices in NZ: Schedule April – May

Annie Chapman is walking the length of the north island following the Te Araroa trail to raise awareness of the need for better mental-healthcare choices in NZ. She’s on a mission to take a petition to parliament seeking improved options for people using public mental health services across the country. Across April and May she’ll stop off at a range of different towns to touch base with locals and collect signatures. 

Itinerary for April and May 2013

  • Taumarunui                        5 April
  • Whanganui                         22/23 April
  • Fielding                                12th May
  • Palmerston North            14th May
  • Otaki                                     21st May
  • Paraparaumu                     24th May
  • Porirua                                 28th May

Times and venues for Community Hikoi Meetings coming soon.

If you are interested in organising a Hikoi Meeting for your group or community contact Annie Chapman’s new volunteer Hikoi coordinator, Miriam Larsen-Barr by emailing admin@engagenz.co.nz

Keep yourself in the loop at the official Facebook event.

And don’t forget to sign and share the petition!

If you’d like to know a bit more about what this Hikoi is all about, please click here to watch a short video taken of the Hikoi Meeting in Whangarei.