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MHAW Lockout

Auckland

No matter where you are in NZ, head outside on World Mental Health Day to discover how wellbeing blooms when we connect with the nature that surrounds us every day. “We’re holding the MHAW Lockout rain or shine,” MHF chief executive Shaun Robinson says. “At noon, turn off your computer, down your tools, shut up shop and head outside to explore the world around you. You don’t need to strap on your hiking boots or your skis – just go and explore the blue and green spaces you work and live around every day. “It’s about making time to feel naturally happy – it’s easier than you might think!”

The 5 natural ways

Five natural ways to wellbeing

Connect

Me Whakawhanaunga 

Connecting with nature is great for you! The beauty is in how simple it can be. Remember if you can’t get outside, you can always bring the outdoors in.

 

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Give

Tukua

Nature provides, it gives everything needed to not only survive, but thrive. Here’s some cool ways you can give back to nature:

 

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Take notice

 Me aro tonu

It's common to go about your daily life, oblivious to your natural environment. Take some time to be mindful of what’s happening around you.

 

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Keep learning

Me ako tonu

There’s always something new to learn and discover when you interact with nature:

 

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Be active

Me kori tonu

Getting outside exposure and exercising is good for your overall health and wellbeing, plus it strengthens you connection with nature:

 

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