We’re getting behind Mental Health Awareness week to support those across the various industries we work with.
Everyone goes through ups and downs in life – that’s a completely normal part of being human.
If you’re worried you or someone you care about is not coping or needs some tautoko/support, there’s help available – no one should go through a tough time alone.
Mental Health Awareness Week 21-27 September
This week is dedicated to raising awareness of mental health in New Zealand.
The TE WHARE TAPA WHĀ model describes health and wellbeing as a wharenui/meeting house with four walls. These walls represent taha wairua/spiritual wellbeing, taha hinengaro/mental and emotional wellbeing, taha tinana/physical wellbeing and taha whānau/family and social wellbeing. Our connection with the whenua/landforms the foundation.
Each day of Mental Health Awareness Week is inspired by one of the five aspects of Te Whare Tapa Whā. Reimagine your wellbeing through the whare by exploring each aspect as we move through the week.
New Zealand Trucking Association has released a symbol to raise awareness around mental health for the trucking industry.
By displaying the truck symbol in the window of your truck, car, or your office you can help to raise awareness around Trucker’s Mental Health.
You can download a copy or find out more here: https://www.roadsafetytruck.co.nz/trucking-along-mental-health-week
Farmstrong is a nationwide wellbeing programme for the rural community. They share farmer-to-farmer tips, supported and informed by wellbeing science. Find out more and check out their advice here: https://farmstrong.co.nz/
‘Even if you are close to someone, it can sometimes be hard to tell how much emotional pain they are in and whether they need help and it can be equally difficult to recognise it for yourself. Often, it’s something small that can make you think something isn’t quite right – and more often than not, that hunch will be right. You might see it in yourself or in someone else, or someone could see it in you.’
For more information about where to turn for help click here: https://mhaw.nz/support/