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Equipping Communities: Thriving Lives for Supporters

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day and we just wanted to take a moment to send a wee reminder out about our upcoming Thriving Lives for Supporters Workshop. We think one of the reasons we have such a high rate of suicide is because we don’t have enough tools for talking about or building wellbeing and happiness and the other positive experiences associated with mental health.

Thriving Lives is a worksheet tool to help people understand how they practice mental health in their own lives and what they could add to their picture. Thriving Lives Workshops teach people to use this tool to improve their wellbeing.

Feedback on the Thriving Lives Workshop shows this approach helps people to:

  • feel less alone
  • acknowledge their strengths
  • recharge their sense of hope
  • form new understandings
  • develop practical strategies for improvements

We’ll be running a repeat session on October 11th. More information about that is on our website. It doesn’t stop there though. People need supportive, informed communities to help them on their way. Our next step is about training the wider community to support people to put this approach into action.

Thriving Lives for Supporters equips supporters of all kinds to use this approach in their own lives and with the people they support. Whether you are a family-member of someone who is dealing with stress or mental unwellness, a friend, a colleague or a professional who works in the mental-health sector, this workshop is for you.

You’ll be pleased to know we’ve extended the early-bird enrolment period to September 16th, so there’s a few days left to take advantage of the discounted rate.

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch – we’re happy to offer a group discount if there are a few people enrolling together. 

Click here to open a copy of the information sheet.

Contact us to enrol. 

Free Psychoeducation about Supporting & Sharing

Yan Oi Sei presentsFREE Psychoeducation Session every month

September’s session is on Supporting & Sharing

10:00am, Tuesday 6th September 2011

East Health Trust, Building B, 260 Botany Road, Howick.

The session will be held in Cantonese/Mandarin.  Interpreters will be available

Call for Papers and Presentations

ImagineBetter is pleased to announce the Call for Papers and Presentations for the 2012 conference on Individualised Funding and Self Directed Services. This conference will explore what has been learnt about the implementation and contribution of Individualised Funding to the life opportunities of people with disabilities and their families both internationally and within New Zealand.
More information on the Imagine Better website.

“It’s a Mad Mad World” now available to watch online!

Congratulations Morningside Productions and Mind and Body Consultants on an incredible documentary valuing the experience of mental distress. You might recognise Miriam as one of the six people featured in this documentary talking about the value of their experiences. 

The half hour documentary, in 2 parts is now available to watch online here –

It’s a Mad Mad World Part 1

Its a Mad Mad World Part 2





Toi Ora Exhibition

Kia ora

Toi Ora is excited to invite you to the opening of “Colour and Line” on WEDNESDAY 22 JUNE at 6pm at the Tim Melville Gallery, 11 McColl Street, Newmarket.

Toi Ora’s Andrew Blythe is part of this group exhibition that includes work by May Moodoonuthi, Cerisse Palalagi and Jim Vivieaere.

The exhibition will run until Saturday 23 July 2011.


Toi Ora Live Art Trust

6 Putiki Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1021

09 360 4171  |  09 360 4172