He mihi nui kia koutou katoa. Greetings to you all from Whakaititia te Whakawhiu i teTangata Like Minds Like Mine Team at Te Korowai Hauora O Hauraki.
News from the Service Coordinator’s Desk
Like Minds Like Mine, Te Korowai Hauora O HaurakiHead Office:
210 Richmond Street, PO Box 605 Thames 3540
(021) 902 434
Wow! Time has flown by and we are nearly into another year of Mental Health Awareness Week.Our exciting new initiative and project we havebeen working on for the last four months is ready to be launched in Thames on Tuesday 9
October 2012 during Mental Health Awareness Week.
The new project “Turn the Page to Mental Healthand Wellness” is
being introduced to the Thames Coromandel and Hauraki regions. Like Minds LikeMine, Thames-Coromandel District and Hauraki Libraries have joined today in collaboration indeveloping the project for our region.Turn the page gives people with mild to moderate mental health issues access to self-help books, CDs and DVDs that have been recommended by people with experience of mental illness, psychologists and counsellors.The booklist covers depression, bipolar, relationships, grief and loss, suicide, anxiety, stress and personal stories of hope and recovery from people who shared their journey to wellness.Like Minds Like Mine service co-ordinator Aaron Woolley says the programme will give peoplea greater understanding of mental illness, recovery and wellness.
“This is such a
great opportunity for whanau/family members and the general community who maybe experiencing mental illness or have a loved one with mental illness to get a greater understanding so they can be there and stay involved which is a key part of the LikeMinds
Like Mine programme’s messages,” Mr Woolley says.
The Turn the Page booklist can be downloaded from 9th October 2012 from the Thames- Coromandel and Hauraki District Libraries websites, or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org for a list. However, people are strongly encouraged to discuss any concerns they have about their wellbeing with their GP or preferred health professional.Turn the Page will be launched on October 9th, during Mental Health Awareness Week inThames by our Guest Speaker Judi Clements who is the CEO of the Mental Health Foundationof New Zealand.Mental Health Awareness Week runs from October 8th
14th 2012. Take time, take a breath,
take notice is this year’s theme. “We would like to acknowledge Puke Ariki, Like Minds
Taranaki, Midlands Mental Health Networks and Matua Tony Waru for Turn the Page concept
that was designed last year in Taranaki,” Mr Woolley says.