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ASIST Two Day Workshop to Learn Suicide First Aid Skills: Thames

2 day workshop: Saturday March 29th 9.00am – 5.00pm.
Sunday March 30th 9.00am – 5.00pm.

Venue: Richmond Villas (follow road to 2 storey building at rear)
82 Richmond Street, Thames
Cost: $250 includes materials, morning and afternoon tea, we need you there both days!

AIM: to learn suicide first aid skills.

You will learn to recognise when someone may be at risk of suicide and respond in ways that help increase safety and link them to further help.
FOR: any adult. You may need suicide first aid skills at work, within family or whanau or with someone you don’t know.

During 2 day ASIST you will:
• consider how attitudes and experiences affect helping
• discuss suicide risk openly and directly
• learn and apply a model for suicide first aid intervention
• share ways to care for and support yourself as a helper

Register at Harcourts, Thames with Sharon Campbell at Property Management Department, phone 078687822. Payment in advance, sponsorship may be possible, please ask.

For more information contact Elaine Loch on 0273737003

For ASIST in NZ see Lifeline website: www.suicideprevention.org.nz

Holiday Message from Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki

The Like Minds Like Mine team at Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki have put together a couple of holiday-time resources.

Click the links below to open and read.

Taking the Stress out of Christmas

Some great tips for taking the stress out of Christmas plus support options over the holiday period for the Thames-Waikato-Coromandel regions and how you can get involved in the team’s stigma-busting work in 2014. Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki are on the lookout for people who want to share their stories to help change public attitudes about mental health problems.

Forget the Bling Do the Whanau Thing


Mental Health Awareness Week Events for Thames, Coromandel and Hauraki Regions | 6-12 Oct 2013

National Mental-Health Awareness Week begins on the 6th of October and runs through to the 12th of October. This year the theme is Connect.

Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki have put together a calendar of all of the Mental Health Awareness Week events taking place around the Thames, Coromandel and Hauraki regions.

Click here to save the Thames-Coromandel-Hauraki Mental Health Awareness Week Calendar for 2013

Connect Community Quiz Night: Thames, Fri 4 Oct 2013

Register your teams of 4 now!

  • Friday 4th October 2013
  • Thames Civic Centre, Thames
  • 6.00-9.30pm
  • $10 a team

Light supper will be provided on the night.

A great night of fun, prizes, and a night with a different flavour!

Limited spaces available. Registrations close Fri 27th Sept.

A Like Minds Like Mine initiative in a lead up to Mental Health Awareness Week 2013.

To register e-mail: aaron@korowai.co.nz


Hikoi for Better Mental Healthcare Choices Departs Auckland from Aotea Square


It’s now confirmed that Annie Chapman’s send-off from Auckland will be from Aotea Square starting at noon on Friday 22nd. All welcome!!

Annie will continue her way along the Te Araroa Trail on her Hikoi to Wellington to seek better mental healthcare choices for those who experience mental-health problems.

Sign the petition to the NZ government and make your voice count!



  • Paeroa: 27th Feb. War Memorial Hall (supper Room) 7.00 p.m.
  • Thames: 28th Feb. (Possibly 2.30 p.m. at Te Korowai, still to be confirmed)

(Thames/Paeroa contact Beccy Dove, Enviroschools Facilitator | Ph 07 8627113, Cell 021 1448539)

Dates & Some locations from here are tentative.

  • Hamilton 7-9 March
  • Possibly Cambridge
  • Possible side trip to Rotorua
  • Te Kuiti
  • Taumarunui
  • Owhango
  • Te Porere Redoubt
  • Whakapapa Village (if Tongariro Crossing remains closed)
  • National Park
  • Mangapurua Landing
  • Whanganui (via Te Awa …. awesome!!)
  • Possible side trip to New Plymouth
  • Turakina
  • Bulls
  • Fielding
  • Palmerston North
  • Levin
  • Waikanae
  • Paraparaumu
  • Porirua
  • Wellington!!…. Mid May

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