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#RunYourMind - 200Km run for Youthline

Auckland

On Sunday 14 October, a small group of us will collectively run 200km across Auckland to raise money and awareness for Youthline as part of the Mental Health Awareness Week.

Support Youthline: https://givealittle.co.nz/fundraiser/runyourmind-200km-for-youthline

Youthline are an incredible organisation that offer free counselling and support services (among many other things!) to young people all around Aotearoa. Whether it be over the phone, SMS, webchat or in person, Youthline's dedicated team of staff and volunteers have a hugely positive impact on the lives of young New Zealanders.

Youthline were established to ensure young people know where to get help and can access support when they need it. At the core of Youthline’s work is the development of leadership and personal skills in young people. Youthline do this by involving young people; both those who seek assistance and those who wish to develop themselves.

Connect

Me whakawhanaunga 

Maramataka: Mutuwhenua

Monday 8 October

The moon phase today is called Mutuwhenua – it’s the last day of the lunar cycle. We suggest focusing on connecting with your whānau, friends and community in nature.

Focus on connecting with nature to uplift your wairua/spirit and those around you.

 

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Keep learning

Me ako tonu

Maramataka: Whiro

Tuesday 9 October

The moon phase today is called Whiro, the new moon, the beginning of the new moon cycle. A day where activity was minimal, a day for wananga/learning. This makes Tuesday a great day to Keep Learning.

 

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Take notice

 Me aro tonu

Maramataka: Tirea

Wednesday 10 October

 

 

The new moon is beginning to expand ever so slightly and can just be seen. See nature through a different lens and take some time to Take Notice and be inspired by what’s happening around you.

 

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Be active

Me kori tonu

Maramataka: Ohoata

Thursday 11 October

Today is a very good day for fishing, eeling and crayfishing, and a good day for planting which means it’s a great day to Be Active! Getting outside and exercising is good for your overall health and wellbeing and strengthens your connection with nature.

Remember to encourage people to be as physically active as their fitness and mobility allow. You don’t have to run a marathon to be active!

 

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Give

Tukua

Maramataka: Ouenuku

Friday 12 October

This is the fourth night of the lunar month. Today is a good day to rekindle your connections with nature, re-tell stories with whānau and give back.

Nature provides for us – it gives us everything we need to not only survive but thrive. We, in turn, have a kaitiaki/guardianship role to give back to nature for future generations.

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