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Whānau Peers 4 Recovery: new family and whānau interest group

Whānau Peers 4 Recovery want to make a shout out to all those who identify strongly as a family member or supporter of someone else who experiences mental health problems on an ongoing basis. Have you found it difficult as whānau to access recovery-focused, sustainable support for yourself or the person you are concerned about? One where the focus is the relationship, not their mental illness? Some of us, as whānau, would like to see something offered more than what is currently available, and we believe this needs to be led by whānau themselves embracing a whānau-peer model.

If this email resonates and you are interested in exploring how as whānau we can start something different, please email whanaupeers4recovery@gmail.com

Reprints of popular Mental Health Commision resources now available

Due to popular demand, new versions of “Oranga Ngākau – Getting the most out of Mental Health and Addiction Services: A recovery resource for service users” and “When someone you care about has a mental health or addiction issue” are available in hard copy or by download.

“Oranga Ngākau” is easy to understand and provides valuable information about what to expect from treatment in mental health and addiction services. This includes a glossary of terms used during care, as well as describing different possible scenarios when using these services for the first time.

“When someone you care about has a mental health or addiction issue” is a resource for those who are supporting others. Read about the best ways for family, whānau and friends to help people close to them who are in care, as well as how to find support for themselves, should they need it.

Contact:
Kim Higginson, Information Officer, Mental Health Foundation
info@mentalhealth.org.nz

Family / Whanau Support Group in Mairangi Bay, Auckland

Do you have a family member, or a close friend who is struggling with mental health issues? Would you like to meet others who are in a similar situation to yourself? Would you like education and skills related to mental health issues?

To be held on the first Saturday of each month from February 2014:

  • Time:    10am – 12pm
  • Where:   Equip Windsor Park Centre 550 East Coast Road, Mairangi Bay

If you are interested in attending or have queries please contact:
Marina Young at Equip (09) 477 0338
Or email: marina.young@equip.net.nz
www.equip.net.nz

After Work Support Group for Families of People with Eating Disorders Starts 23 May 2012

EDANZ is starting a monthly “Drop In After Work” Support Group for people who care for others with long term/severe eating disorders. The 1st group starts on Wednesday 23rd May 5 – 6.30pm.

Supporting someone with a longterm eating disorder can be extremely challenging and isolating. This EDANZ group is starting in response to feedback from family/whanau and it is hoped that the group will help support people in this situation.

Join other families for a relaxed and supportive get together.

  • At: EDANZ,  382 Remuera Road (above Baker’s Delight)
  • On: Wednesday, 23 May
  • From: 5-6.30pm
  • For more information Phone 5222-679 or email info@ed.org.nz