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Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

Date Monday 21 - Friday 25 September 2020
Where University of Waikato
Contact Suzy Fourie
Contact email sfourie@waikato.ac.nz
Admission Cost Free

Mental Health Awareness 21-27 September 2020 and this years theme is: Reimagine Wellbeing Together: He Tirohanga Anamata

Join us for a week jam-packed with activities, events and webinars for staff and students in Tauranga, Hamilton and online.  


Monday 21 September

Hamilton campus

11am-1pm: Shared Mural on the Village Green

Tauranga campus

11am-1pm: Shared Mural at the Tauranga campus Hub     
11am-1pm: Living Books at the Tauranga campus Hub

Online

11.30am:Taking back control: mastering change and uncertainty during covid-19 webinar. Register here
3-3:30pmLive chat with Sir John Kirwan and Dr. Fiona Crichton on The Importance of Staying Connected. Facebook live here
3:30-4:30pm:Student Health Online Workshops Series-Healthy Relationships with Alana and Kelly. Join the Zoom workshop here
7-7:40pmMHF Webinar Series: a Solution-Focused Approach to Severe Trauma & Stress Recovery with John Henden. Register here

Tuesday 22 September

Hamilton campus

11am-1pm: Shared Mural on the Village Green
12-1pm: Herb + Wildflower Planting with EcoCampus at The Wellbeing Hub (max 20 people.) Register here
1-2pmMandala Making at The Wellbeing Hub (max 25 people.) All welcome Register here

Tauranga campus

11am-1pm: Shared Mural at the Tauranga campus Hub
1:05-1:55pm: Free Yoga at Studio 162, 192 Durham Street, Tauranga

Online

12pm:Getting a good night’s sleep – essential to everything you do! Webinar. Register here
12-12:40pm:MHF Webinar Series: Depression Unmasked with Dr Giresh Kanji. Register here.
12:30-1pmLive chat with Sir John Kirwan and Lila O' Farrell on Mindfulness. Facebook Live here

Wednesday 23 September

Hamilton campus

8:45amBBQ Brekkie with WSU at the Unimart Bus Stop
11am-1pm: Shared Mural on the Village Green
1-3pm: Suit Up at the Wellbeing Hub: Find yourself a new outfit for your next interview or presentation. Gold coin donation
6pm: Shared Kai and Maui Storytelling at the WSU Basement: Relax into an evening of shared food and classic Maui stories read aloud for all to enjoy. Wellness Packs will be available as prizes. Register here

Tauranga campus

10am-2pm: Wellness Hub with games and Wellness Packs at the Tauranga campus Hub
11am-1pm: Shared Mural at the Tauranga campus Hub
11am-1pmLiving Books at the Tauranga campus Hub
12-2pm: Clothes swap at the Tauranga campus Hub: Bring 3 items of clothing, take away 1(all excess clothes go to Waipuna hospice)

Online

11am-12pmMHF Webinar Series: Integrating Pacific Health Models with Behavioural Science for Wellbeing. Register here
11.30amReducing stress and anxiety in the face of covid-19 webinar. Register here
12-12:40pm: MHF Webinar Series: Building Resilience with Edmond Otis. Register here
1-2pmMHF Webinar Series: Conversations that Create Hope with David Hains and Emma Burns. Register here
5-5:30pmLive chat with Sir John Kirwan and Jazz Thornton on Nature. Facebook Live here
7:30-8:30pmMHF Webinar Series: Building Resilience to get Through Tough Times. Register here

Thursday 24 September

Hamilton campus

11am-1pm: Shared Mural on the Village Green
10am-1pm: Stories Boards & Alpacas on the Village Green
12-1pm: Alpacas on the Village Green

Tauranga campus

11am-1pm: Shared Mural at the Tauranga campus Hub
11am-1pm: Living Books at the Tauranga campus Hub
12:30-1pm: Hikoi around Tauranga Waterfront. Meet Alana at the Tauranga campus Hub
1:30pm: Good Neighbour free gift of food, at the Tauranga campus -ground floor

Online

10:30-11amLive chat with sir John Kirwan and Nikki Hart on Eating Well for Mental Wellbeing. Facebook Live here
12pm:Using exercise to reduce stress during times of change and uncertainty webinar. Register here
12-12:40pm:MHF Webinar Series: Three Tips for Getting Clients Unstuck with Dr Bruce Arroll. Register  here.

Friday 25 September

Hamilton campus

12pmGames on the Green with WSU on the Village Green
1:05-1:55pm:Free Yoga with Sally at Unirec in the Group Exercise Room (max 15 people.) Register here

Tauranga campus

9am-1pm: Free Physio with Body n Motion (under ACC.) Room 1.28, Tauranga campus. Contact Shannon on 07 927 3330
12.30-1:30pm: Pet Therapy (TBC) for pats and love, on the ground floor and level one of the Tauranga campus

Online

10-10:30amLive chat with Sir JOhn Kirwan and Dr. Nic Gill on Exercising your Mind. Facebook Live here
12-1pm:MHF Webinar Series: Overcoming Bullying with Dr Suzanne Henwood. Register here
1.30pmMental wellbeing at work webinar. Register here

Mental Health Support

If you or someone you love is struggling with their Mental Health please follow the below links to find help.

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Student Mental Health Support on Campus

Staff Support