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Mental Health Awareness Week

September 12, 2016

The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand is a charitable trust organised to help people, families, organisations and communities to improve and sustain mental health and reach full potential.  A vision of the Foundation is to create a society where all people are able to achieve positive mental health and wellbeing.

Much of the work of the Mental Health Foundation is built around the concept of the Five Ways to Well Being.  The idea is that building these actions into one’s daily life can lead to positive change and outcomes.  The Five Ways are – Be Active, Keep Learning, Give, Connect and Take Notice.

Last December a great team from The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand spent a day at CUE Haven helping us with some walking track construction.  You can read about the fun day here.

Each year, to coincide with World Mental Health Day, the Mental Health Foundation sponsors NZ Mental Health Awareness Week (10 – 16 October this year).  The theme this year is “Connect With Nature For Good Mental Health and Wellbeing.

The Foundation has set up a website for Mental Health Awareness Week and it showcases a number of ways in which New Zealanders are connecting with nature.  We are very happy that the CUE Haven story has been included with several other descriptions of nature activities that promote physical and mental well being.

Scroll to the bottom of this web page to the Kiwi Stories section and click on the round circles to read the interesting stories.

And we encourage you to get out, connect with nature and boost your wellbeing!

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See you at CUE Haven!! 😀 😀

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