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Mind and Body Consultants: upcoming workshops

Mind and Body is running some of its most popular workshops across the country, and they thought your networks may be interested in these upcoming professional development opportunities in Auckland, Christchurch, Raumati, Hamilton and New Plymouth.

The interactive ‘reTHiNK Madness’ one-day workshop is useful for anyone wanting to gain a broader, destigmatised, understanding of mental ‘illness’. Previous attendees have come from a variety of industries including film, manufacturing, health, professional services, sports, retail, and the arts, and been family/whanau, colleagues, friends and people with personal experience of mental ‘illness’. This workshop sold-out within 3 days of promoting it last time so please don’t wait to book.

The ‘Introduction to Peer Support’ two-day workshop is popular with people who have lived experience of mental ‘illness’ and/or addictions and recovery, who are interested in learning about peer support. Peer support involves using your own experience of mental health challenges and recovery positively, to walk alongside others who are struggling with their mental health. This workshop gives participants a good overview of the topics and subjects covered in the Certificate of Peer Support (Mental Health) NZQA level 4 should you wish to further your studies.

Tickets for these events can be booked via Eventfinda by clicking on this link and selecting the workshop you are interested in.

The full Mind and Body training calendar for 2015 is now available on their website.

Nāku noa, nā
Taimi Allan – Communications – Mental Health Promotion Lead
Mind and Body Consultants
Ph: (649) 630 5909
Mob: 0224 TAIMI A (82464 2)
Fax: (649) 630 5944

Mind Over Manner Workshop March 10th

Engage Aotearoa brings you an invitation to attend an exclusive two hour role-play workshop with the team from Mind Over Manner.

This specialist workshop focuses on the transition from the summer holidays to the school environment and is designed for parents and professionals in close association with teenagers who think and learn differently.

Details: 7pm-9pm Tuesday 10th of March 2015
TAPAC Theatre, Motions Road, Western Springs
Recommended koha: $30
Contact: sue@mindovermanner.co.nz


Disability Rights New Zealand Law and Legislation | Auckland 12 Dec 2014 and 28 Jan 2015

CCS Disability Action has an exciting opportunity for Disabled people or their family/whanau.

They are looking for people with disabilities who are emerging leaders who want to strengthen their leadership skills. They want people who want to strengthen their knowledge of their rights. These workshops are being run by Auckland Disability Law and are being hosted by CCS Disability Action. There are two half-day workshops, and they both cover different material, so it would be great if people who register could come to both. The morning workshop is open to disabled people or family members of disabled people, however ADL have kindly given up their time to facilitate afternoon sessions for professionals and any other community groups who would like to attend.

People who require support during the morning sessions are welcome to bring their support workers.

Workshop dates are

  • Friday 12 December 2014 – 9.30am – 12.30pm
  • Friday 28 January 2015 – 9.30am – 12.30pm

Please Register by Friday 28 November 2014

For more information contact:

Kylie Elsbury-Dawson, Resource and Support Coordinator

CCS Disability Action, Northern Region


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

ASIST: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
This two day skills based, interactive workshop, prepares you to:
Identify person with thoughts of suicide
Intervene and support with confidence
Follow up on safety commitments, accessing further help as needed

Any adult might need these skills whether at work or at home. Kaumatua/Kuia, Nurses, Social Workers, Teachers, Emergency Services, Youth Workers, Ministers…you are welcome.

February 27 &28th, 2014
Address: 37 Rapson Road, Otara
Fee $300 includes GST
Includes: Workbook, Wallet Card, Certificate
Morning and afternoon tea provided
08.30am – 04.30pm first day
08.30am – 04.30pm second day
To register: contact Josh Walmsley, details below
Fees must paid in full 7 days before the Workshop
A penalty fee will be charged if attendance is cancelled within the 7 day prior to Workshop

Contact Trainers: Joshua Walmsley Tel: (09) 2675921 or (021) 884387 Email: maiyas01@yahoo.nz
Elaine Loch elaine@suicidesafer.co.nz

Saving our people from taking their own lives, one person at a time.

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

Last Thriving Communities Workshop 29 Nov 2012

At the Orakei Community Centre

  • Wednesday 29 November
  • 12.30pm – 3pm
  • Orakei Community Centre, 156 Kepa Road, Orakei

Email: manager@orakeicentre.org.nz

The discussion document, “Thriving Communities: Auckland Council’s role in supporting communities to flourish” is the start of the development process, and now Auckland Council want your views. So get involved and have your say now as consultation closes at 5pm, Friday 30 November.

LEAP Workshop for Family Members 4 Oct 2012

Practical Living Skills Workshop for People with Disabilities 6 & 13 July 2012


Friday 6th and 13th of July, 2012


To provide a practical living skills workshop for young people.

SAY Project and supported by CCS Disability Action will be providing two one day workshops for young people with disabilities to learn practical living skills that will enable them to live independently.

Workshops include:

  • Personal goals and aspirations
  • Home & Gardening
  • Budgeting, menu planning, shopping and cooking
  • Driver licensing and car maintenance

This workshop will be delivered over two days and be facilitated by

Donna Tamaariki of Kaitiaki Enterprises Ltd and the SAY Project Youth.

You will need to bring:

  • Appropriate clothes for physical activity and gardening (gloves will be provided)
  • Sensible outdoor shoes
  • A sun hat or cap
  • Water bottle

They will provide:

  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
  • Arrange transport if required
  • Arrange support if required
  • All equipment & products required for activities

RSVP TO: Donna by the 30th of June ows@xtra.co.nz or text 027-2847401


  • Friday 6th and 13th of July, 2012
  • Venue: CCS Disability Action Royal Oak, 14 Erson Ave, Royal Oak, Auckland
  • Time: 10am-4pm


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Workshops on Paranoia & Voices: 1 & 2 December 2011

An exciting and highly recommended opportunity is coming our way on the 1st and 2nd of December when Keepwell Ltd NZ hosts two one day workshops presented by renowned Peter Bullimore on:

Workshop 1: Working Through Paranoia and Making Sense of Unusual Beliefs

Workshop 2: Understanding and working with voices

Workshop modules include:

Day 1 – Paranoia

  • Recovery History & assumptions about Paranoia
  • Understanding Fear
  • Three stages of Paranoia
  • Triggers & warning signs
  • Managing Paranoia
  • Working with Unusual Beliefs
  • Personal Experience &
  • Case Studies

Day 2 – Voices

  • History of Hearing Voices Network/movement
  • Three stages of hearing voices & interventions
  • Deconstructing voices
  • Personal Experience
  • Voice profiling
  • Coping Strategies/Empowerment
  • Case Studies

This is an open event for all those with an interest in this area, so it fits with you and/or your professional development pencil the 1st and 2nd of December in you dairies. To find out more, or to register follow the link www.keepwell.co.nz and click on “training Calendar”

Spoken Word Workshop in Hamilton

Hamilton’s FIRST ever Spoken Word poetry workshop run by Storm Cloud.

  • DATE: 29 October
  • TIME: 12 – 2:00 pm
  • LOCATION: The clearing to the left of the water tower on Ruakiwi road.

Storm Cloud is keen to spread the experience and wisdom he gained from his 2 months in Auckland gig-ing with the RISING VOICES poetry crew. There he was blessed to be able to work with 2 winners of Poetry Idol, the founder of poetry idol, many published award winning authors of poetry, South Auckland Poets Collective members, the Poetry LIVE circuit and many more amazing poets and emcees from Rising Voices!

This workshop is mainly to provide:
-Developing skills in the basics of flow
-Performance skills
-Confidence on a stage
-Tapping into a source of emotion for writing
-A get together for poets and emcees to meet other like minded people!

“Spoken Word” is a style of poetry best described as:

  • Theatre + Poetry.
  • Ghetto Rap + Formal Speech.
  • Free form spoken art that flows to an unseen rhythm and beat.
  • Words spoken and performed in a way to engage an audience. Draw them into a world of intense detail, tension, and emotion so other people can see into your mind.

A spoken word poet can write about anything. Experiences, confessions, secrets, emotions, family, political views, relationships, the weather — ANYTHING at all- No restriction on content

More info on Facebook here!

If you have never seen any Spoken Word Poetry before:

Brave new voices – Change

Def Poetry Jam Sarah Kay – Hands

Def Poetry Jam – Gina loring – Youmove me