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It’s Schizophrenia Awareness Week | 9-15 March 2014

Schizophrenia Awareness Week runs from the 9th to the 15th of March and aims to raise awareness and understanding of the schizophrenia. Supporting Families invite members of the community to “come and read new information, new emerging research and challenge some of the old beliefs still held about schizophrenia.”

Visit www.i-get-it.org.nz for a collection of online videos and articles about recovery from the diagnosis of schizophrenia and make yourself into someone who gets it.

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North Shore Whanau Support Group 14 May 2013

SUPPORTING FAMILIES NORTH SHORE SUPPORT GROUP

  • To be held every 2nd Tuesday of the month
  • Venue: Senior Citizens Hall, 5 The Strand, Takapuna (between Takapuna Library and the C.A.B)
  • Time: 6.45pm-9.00pm

The next support group is on 14 May 2013

  • 6.45pm mix and mingle/hot drink
  • 7pm: Guest speaker – Denise Gledhill from Nationwide Health & Disability Advocacy Service
  • Denise’s presentation will cover:
    • The   Consumer Code of Rights from a Consumer &Family perspective
    • Advance Directives
    • PPPR Act especially regarding EPOA:  “how do I go about it & what will it cost me?”
    • Living Wills – Who will look after my child when I’m gone?
    • Health Passports
  • 8pm:  Reflection/questions/answers
  • 8.15pm supper
  • 8.30pm General discussion
  • 9pm End.

For further info please contact Annais or Merle at 09 4142423

Guest speaker coming up in June: Psychiatrist

Topics:  Pharmaceutical medication: use, side effects, reducing meds safely, meds use in relation to cannabis and alcohol use.

New Monthly Supporting Families Group on North Shore

NORTH SHORE SUPPORT GROUP

To be held every 2nd Tuesday of the month

Venue: Senior Citizens Hall, 5 The Strand, Takapuna

Time: 6.45pm-9.00pm

The last support group was on 9 April 2013 and the next is on 14 May 2013.

 Usual Agenda

  • 6.45pm mix and mingle/hot drink
  • 7pm Introduction/setting ground-rules  
  • 7.30pm Presentation
  • 8pm Reflection/questions/answers
  • 8.15pm supper
  • 8.30pm General discussion
  • 9pm End.

For further info please contact Annais or Merle at 09 4142423
Email Annais Allen annais@sfauckland.org.nz 

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