Whānau, Individuals, Communities
Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) is a chance to build on the simple things we’ve been doing to look after ourselves this year, and to reimagine what wellbeing looks like – together.
Whether you're looking for new ways to refuel and recharge, or you have wellbeing tools in your kete/basket to share, we hope you’ll join us this Mental Health Awareness Week to Reimagine Wellbeing Together – He Tirohanga Anamata.
MHAW is a reminder that we all have mental health. It's a taonga/treasure and something to look after! When you look after your wellbeing, your whānau, friends, colleagues and communities are uplifted too.
Of course, sometimes our sense of wellbeing might feel strong, and sometimes it might not – and that’s okay. That’s a completely normal part of being human. Doing the things that make you feel good is a useful tool to help you manage the ups and downs of life.
Each day of MHAW is inspired by one of the five aspects of Te Whare Tapa Whā – a model of health that describes health as a wharenui/meeting house and that helps us to identify where we need extra support. Learn more about Te Whare Tapa Whā and the daily themes of MHAW.
We hope you'll join us in reimagining wellbeing together by exploring each wall of the whare as we move through the week.
Here are some ways you, your whānau or your community can get involved in each daily theme of MHAW.
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If you’re worried you or someone you know needs some tautoko/support, there is help available.