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Mental Health Awareness Week encourages connection

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9/10/2017
MidCentral DHB is putting its full support behind this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week from Monday 9 October through to Sunday 15 October.

Consumer Advisor (Mental Health & Addictions Services) Chris Hocken said the week’s theme ‘Nature is key’ is an opportunity to spend time outdoors with colleagues, friends, and family/whanau.

“It’s widely recognised that one of the best things we can do to improve our mental wellbeing is to spend time outdoors enjoying what nature gives us,” she said.

“Our providers (NGOs) are getting together on Tuesday at Barber Hall between 11am and 2pm offering free entertainment, a sausage sizzle, guest speakers and spot prizes.  There will be lots of information on how to improve your mental wellbeing.” 

In Tararua the following activities are planned:
Monday 9th: National Lockout Day –picnic/games at the Dannevirke Domain
Tuesday 10th: Barber Hall ‘Big Day Out’
Wednesday 11th: Market Day – Dannevirke Windmill
Thursday 12th: Eketahuna Bush walk and picnic/BINGO
Friday 13th: Dannevirke Bushwalk with PHO

In Horowhenua there will be a display at the Levin Library, ‘Te Takare’.
MidCentral DHB is also hosting activities for staff.

  

 
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