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                             Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

The theme of Mental Health Awareness Week (23–29 September) is:

"Explore your way to wellbeing – Whaia te ara hauora, Whitiora"
 
Discover the things that make you feel good and do more of them! When you uplift your personal wellbeing, you uplift the wellbeing of your whanau, communities and Aotearoa as a whole.
 
So... what can you do?
 
Explore each part of Te Whare Tapa Wha and get practical ideas for how you can strengthen your wellbeing and thrive. 
 
You can also check out the Mental Health Awareness Week workplace resources for team activities.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page and visit mhaw.nz for more information and resources!

 


 Outstanding efforts in Whanganui health sector celebrated

Jill Alderton and Regina Whittle from Stanford House received the Manaakitanga & Mana Tangata award from Richard Stone of gold sponsor Jackson Stone & Partners.

Jill Alderton and Regina Whittle from Stanford House received the Manaakitanga & Mana Tangata award from Richard Stone of gold sponsor Jackson Stone & Partners.

The outstanding efforts of those who work in Whanganui’s health and disability sector were recognised in some style at an awards night on Friday 6 September.

 

More than 400 people packed into Whanganui racecourse’s Eulogy Lounge to celebrate success and innovation at the biennial Te Tohu Rangatira, the Whanganui District Health Quality Awards.

With awards across 12 categories, the vast range of work done in the sector was amply illustrated, with the judges giving accolades to everything from groundbreaking IT developments to the “wiz bang” office cleaner.

Whanganui District Health Board organises the awards and its chief executive, Russell Simpson, invited the audience to celebrate success, excellence and innovation and to acknowledge the wider workforce and volunteers across the health and disability sector.

“Many people are unable to attend tonight as they are working to serve our community and maintain vital services,” he said.

“Many health workers are humble and perform their roles without expecting recognition. But on any given day there are hundreds, if not thousands, of interactions across our district.”

The winner of the Supreme Award, representing the best of all the category winners was Tapestry of Truth (pictured), a 12-week intensive intervention programme designed to engage young people on the brink of social exclusion. Read more.