Mental Health Awareness Week 18-24 Sept 2023

September 18, 2023
Mental Health Awareness Week 18-24 Sept 2023
Its Mental Health Awareness Week!

The Five Ways to Wellbeing are a set of proven tools that help you to boost your wellbeing when you need it. These practices are backed by evidence and can be easily incorporated into anyone's life, at any time.Each day of MHAW will focus on one of the Five Ways. For further information on the Five Ways to Wellbeing visit

Mental health matters. it's okay not to be okay sometimes, but seeking help and support is a sign of strength.

Take Notice | Me Aro Tonu -Monday

Take Notice refers to the practice of mindfulness. Mindfulness can be thought of as open and receptive attention to, and awareness of, what is occurring in the present moment.

Give | Tukua - Tuesday

Give refers to actions based on kindness, altruism, or generosity. Carrying out acts of kindness boosts our happiness, life satisfaction, and overall wellbeing.

Be Active | Me Kori Tonu - Wednesday

Widely recognised as being crucial for physical health and fitness, being active is also a powerful mood booster. Being active can not only make us feel good, it also enhances our thinking and learning abilities.

Connect | Me Whakawhanaunga -Thursday

Connection is the ngākau/heart of our wellbeing. It weaves us together, making us feel seen, heard, and understood. When we nurture meaningful connections with others, we fuel our own happiness.

Keep Learning | Me Ako Tonu - Friday

Keep Learning refers to ‘exercising our mind’ – almost like taking our brain to the gym.Any activity that challenges our thinking and expands our consciousness improves our ability to think.

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A fun competition for tamariki to get creative and add colour to their very own MHAW scene.

A calming activity for older tamariki and adults – get creative and bring yourMHAW scene to life!