Delivered by the Health Promotion Agency and Umbrella.


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OVERVIEW OF THE WORKSHOPS HAPPENING IN THIS STREAM
Two different sessions happening in this stream, each repeated twice.

#1 Saturday AM // Mental Health Awareness: An Introduction
#2 Saturday PM // Mental Health Awareness: An Introduction
#3 Sunday AM // Tell Government what you really think
#4 Sunday PM // Tell Government what you really think


SESSION 1 & 2 – SATURDAY AM + PM
Mental Health Awareness: an introduction

1 in 5 New Zealanders will experience mental illness in 2019, 1 in 2 in their life time. To be able to look after yourself in the present and sustain your wellbeing for the future it’s important to increase your knowledge about stress and mental health and learn how to look after yourself.

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES FROM THIS SESSION

· Understand mental health and mental illness – what’s the difference?
· Recognise how to spot signs of stress / distress in yourself 
· Walk away with some practical strategies to boost your mental health and wellbeing.


SESSION 1 & 2 – MEET THE FACILITATORS INVOLVED IN RUNNING THESE SESSIONS

Dr Dougal Sutherland  Registered Psychologist, Umbrella

Dr Dougal Sutherland
Registered Psychologist, Umbrella

Alongside his work with Umbrella, Dougal currently works as the Clinical Practice Manager at the Victoria School of Psychology Clinic where he teaches and trains intern clinical psychologists.

Stephen Kearney  Registered Psychologist, Umbrella

Stephen Kearney
Registered Psychologist, Umbrella

Steve’s passion is enabling people to achieve meaningful and effective change. From his experience as a psychologist and a leader, he understands the role teams and leaders play in wellbeing and performance.


SESSION 3 – SUNDAY AM
Tell Government What You Really Think

The Government’s vision of ‘New Zealand being the best place in the world for children and young people’ needs to be owned by all New Zealanders to make it a reality. We have a long way to go to achieve this, but we can do it together. Young people under age 25 make up over a third of our population, and therefore can make a huge difference by sharing their collective voice. Four Government agencies who have a major role in listening to young people voices and using these to influence change have joined together.


WHAT THE GOVERNMENT WOULD REALLY LOVE TO HEAR YOUR VIEWS ON IN THIS SESSION
– How can we help New Zealanders build a deeper understanding of the experiences of young people?
– How government can best hear, capture and act on youth voice?
– What peer to peer initiatives are working well to support young people’s wellbeing and what is government’s and other sectors’ role?


SESSION #3 – SEE THE ORGANISATIONS INVOLVED IN RUNNING THIS SESSION

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SESSION 4 – SUNDAY PM
Tell Government What You Really Think

One of the Government’s key jobs is to help young people feel happy and healthy. The Health Promotion Agency needs your help to do this. These sessions are a chance to shape the Health Promotion Agency’s work in areas including mental health, alcohol, tobacco, vaping, relationships and wellbeing. They need to hear your thoughts and perspectives – you are the experts!!

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES FROM THIS SESSION
– Learn about the Health Promotion Agency’s work, and its’ new focus for young people.
– Help us understand what young people need and want when it comes to supporting your health.
– Give feedback on at least two projects focused on young people.


SESSION 4 – MEET THE FACILITATOR INVOLVED IN RUNNING THIS SESSION

 
Sasha Webb  Director of Youth Engagement, Health Promotion Agency

Sasha Webb
Director of Youth Engagement, Health Promotion Agency

Sasha helped to establish the Northland Youth Development Trust and worked for Young Enterprise for 10 years before becoming the Senior Advisor Young People at Te Hiringa Hauora / Health Promotion Agency. She is particularly interested in wellbeing and system change, and how those two concepts can combine to create positive impacts for rangatahi. Sasha has an amazing partner, three adult stepsons and a two-year old who sometimes likes to sleep.

 

 

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