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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

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. 

 

Save and print a copy of the Paper Petition to help gather signatures!

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