Category Archives: Mental Health

Keep learning for mental health

Mental Health Awareness Week starts today with a focus on learning. The Mental Health Foundation’s website lists ways you can ‘be curious, embrace new experiences, see opportunities and surprise yourself.’ Visit www.mentalhealth.org.nz for resources, events and fun ways to celebrate … Continue reading

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An evening with Dr Rob Gordon

Location: Oxford Terrace Baptist Church, 288 Oxford Terrace Time: June 19 7-9pm Description: Disaster Psychology Specialist Dr Rob Gordon discusses the challenges fragile communities face in the years following a disaster. How do we address common symptoms and concerns show … Continue reading

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City less positive than Selwyn District

Residents in the Selwyn District are more positive in their outlook than residents in Christchurch or Waimakariri District, according to the CERA well-being survey carried out in Spring 2013.

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Women’s quake stories sought

The National Council of Women is seeking women who have been struggling to cope with life after the quakes to tell their stories.

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People with disabilities sought for documentary

The producers of television programme Attitude are on the lookout for people who live with disabilities and/or mental health issues so they show the non-clinical interventions offered by community groups to help with traumatic experiences.

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Walk/Run 4 Autism Awareness

Location: North Hagley Park Time: October 20 from 10 am Description: Autism New Zealand’s Canterbury/West Coast Branch is running its popular Walk/Run 4 Autism Awareness, a non-competitive event for all ages. Participants have a choice of distances: 2.5km, 5km or … Continue reading

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Write your quake experiences on the Temple walls

Christchurch people will be invited to write their earthquake experiences, or anything else they wish to let go of, on the walls of the Temple for Christchurch before the temple is burnt to the ground to symbolise release and moving … Continue reading

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Course for women to nurture themselves

A course for women to nurture themselves begins this Thursday at the St Albans Community Centre in Colombo Street.

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Social wellbeing index set up by CERA

A wellbeing index based on data from multiple agencies is being set up by CERA to track the progress of the social recovery of Canterbury following the earthquakes. The data will look at issues such as health, employment and housing … Continue reading

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Come along for a laugh on Sundays

Pass by the Scottish Society Hall in Edgeware Road on a Sunday morning and you may hear lots of laughter. Liz van Halewyn found out more from one of the facilitators, Hannah Airey.

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We’re all right, aren’t we?

All right is a social marketing campaign gathering together people’s ideas on what makes them feel good and sharing these.

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Workshops to cope with loss and possibilities

Workshops are being run Christchurch in April and May to assist individuals and organisations to cope with the longer term mental health consequences of the earthquakes.

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