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Free Seminar: Managing Grief at Holiday Times | Birkenhead 18 Nov 2014

  • Date:     Tuesday 18th November
  • Time:     12 – 1.30pm
  • Venue:  The Grief Centre, 92 Hinemoa St, Birkenhead, Auckland

For many people living with loss and grief, Christmas, holidays, and anniversaries can be a painful time and often approached with dread. They may be times of intense loneliness, sadness and emptiness. Perhaps it is a time to think about the people around you who have faced a major change, loss or grief. What could you do to support them at this time? What is helpful? What is not helpful?

This seminar will give you the opportunity to meet and talk with others who may be experiencing similar feelings, as well as gaining some practical suggestions on ways to get through this difficult time.

This seminar will be useful for those who have experienced a loss, those who have friends or family experiencing change and loss, as well as those in the community who may work or support people affected by grief and loss. Feel free to bring a friend.

The workshop will be facilitated by Mallika Krishnamurthy, from The Grief Centre, an educator by profession. The workshop will finish with time for a cup of tea and the chance to talk with others.

There is no charge for this seminar, however you are invited to help The Grief Centre to support others through the holiday season and throughout the year by making a donation on the day or on their website www.griefcentre.org.nz

Public History Lecture: Child Psychiatry in the 20th Century | 15 March 2012

A free public lecture from the Department of History.

The Dangerous Age of Childhood Child Psychiatry and the Normal Child in the mid-Twentieth Century
John Stewart, Professor of Health History, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow

Thursday 15 March 2012, 6pm
Theatre 439, School of Engineering,
20 Symonds Street, The University of Auckland

In this lecture, Professor Stewart will discuss, first, what child psychiatry – especially the clinic-based psychiatry, ‘child guidance’ – entailed in the first half of the twentieth century. In particular he will be considering notions such as ‘maladjustment’ and why these might afflict even the most apparently ‘normal’ child. Second, the broader historical context will be addressed. Finally, he will examine what all this meant for definitions of a ‘normal’ child in mental health terms and how such ideas have helped shape contemporary perceptions of childhood.

Professor Stewart’s research interests range broadly across modern British history. In particular, his work has focussed on the history of health care provision and social policy, with an associated emphasis on the history of child welfare. Specific research topics have included: municipal medicine in inter-war England and Wales; child evacuation policies in wartime Scotland; and welfare provision in ‘peripheral’ areas of the United Kingdom and Europe.

More about this lecture

The lecture will be followed by refreshments.

Faculty of Arts

Free Immigration Information Seminar: 23 Nov 2011

Come and attend this free and up-to-date information seminar on


Topics will include the following:

  • Visitors, Residents, Work and Limited/Interim visa applications
  • Cancellation of visa
  • Appeal process and Deportation

This seminar is useful for refugee and migrant service providers, volunteers, community leaders, community organisations and individuals who are seeking information about immigration requirements  relevant to New Zealand.

  • When: Wednesday 23rd November 2011, 9.30 a.m. – 12.00 p.m.
  • Where: Auckland Regional Migrant Services, Three Kings Plaza, 532 Mt Albert Road, Three Kings

To register, please contact reception at (09) 625 2440

OR email: reception@arms-mrc.org.nz

Preparing for Bereavement Seminar from Age Concern

Free seminar on “Preparing for Bereavement” This 2½ hour seminar, will be held on Wednesday November 30th at Howick Presbyterian Church, 11 Vincent St, Howick,  10am – 12.30pm Morning tea included.

The Seminar will cover the practical and legal issues that surround preparing for bereavement. Guest speakers from Resthaven Funerals and the Manukau Memorial Gardens will bring their knowledge and expertise, to answer your questions and provide information to help you plan ahead.

No entry charge, but donations towards costs gratefully received. Resources will be available to purchase. For further information and to book, please ring the Age Concern office on 09 279 4331 Ext 800