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Mental Health Awareness Week (23-29 September)

Run each year by the Mental Health Foundation, the 2019 theme is Explore your way to wellbeing – Wh¯aia te ara hauora, Whitiora. 

The week is an opportunity for you to explore the experiences, actions, relationships and surroundings that make you feel good and uplift your wellbeing.

Get involved

Visit our stand
From 11.30am – 1.00pm in The Hub each day, you can visit our stand and pick up information and resources to support your own mental health, and/or the mental health of your wh¯anau, friends and learners. Throughout the week, you can also explore your wellbeing with the Warrant of Fitness checklist. 

Indulge in art therapy
Visit the mindfulness table in The Hub. There will be images for you to colour in, and opportunities to add words about what you are grateful for, and what you do to support your wellbeing.

Wellbeing Wednesday
Pop into The Hub between 10.00am and 2.00pm to enjoy a variety of student-led wellbeing activities.

Sign up to receive alerts
Visit the Mental Health Foundation’s website and register for updates.

Order resources
Order or download resources from the Mental Health Foundation’s website.

Need support?

We have lots of support available to staff and learners. Our Chaplain Steve Downey is happy to meet with you, and you can call or text 1737 any time if you need to talk.