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Grand Mercure Wellington

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Vision for Mental Wellbeing

Thriving individuals who belong to supportive family, cultural and/or social networks, participating in and contributing to inclusive and safe communities

Without mental health there is no health! It is a foundational pillar for wellbeing and resiliency in the individual, whānau, hapū, iwi and community.

Mental wellbeing is not the mere absence of mental illness. It is the capacity to feel, think and act in ways that enhance our ability to enjoy life and respond to the challenges we face. It is a positive sense of emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing that respects the importance of culture, diversity, equity, social justice and personal dignity. It forms the basis on which individuals; whānau hapū and iwi and communities are able to thrive. Well individuals contribute to well whānau, communities, schools and workplaces, economies and societies.

Over the last ten years there has been a shift away from mental health promotion to facilitating wellbeing at the individual and collective levels. Mental health promotion was poorly understood by the community who saw it as relating to mental illness. Therefore if there was not mental illness present in a person or a family it was not seen as relevant. Whereas one of the principal aspirations of people is the wellbeing of themselves and their whānau. Campaigns such as the Five Ways to Wellbeing have had, internationally, greater community buy in than other mental health promotion campaigns. For those living with a mental illness, wellbeing is a cornerstone of the recovery model.

A mental wellbeing approach is more holistic approach and does not compartmentalise wellbeing into physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing as had been the norm in western understandings of health. Therefore the more generic term of "Wellbeing" is now more commonly used. This holistic approach is more congruent with most non-western cultures understanding of health and wellbeing.

For complex social health issues such as suicide and substance dependency that have a broad range of social, psychological and environmental contributing factors, adopting a wellbeing framework facilitates better engagement with non-health agencies, such as local government, who may not see a relationship between the social health issue and their core business.

This two day workshop provides a comprehensive overview of mental wellbeing ranging including the theoretical basis, the determinants of mental wellbeing, practical strategies to implement mental wellbeing programs in different settings and models of collaboration for shared wellbeing outcomes.

Day 1 of the workshop will focus on the theoretical foundations of mental wellbeing promotion; the social determinants that contribute to wellbeing; cultural understandings of wellbeing; the ecological model of wellbeing and implementing mental wellbeing programmes in different settings,

Day 2 will on focus mental wellbeing outcomes and indicators; application of wellbeing principles to broader health promotion strategies, and collaborative partnerships for wellbeing.

An opportunity for a day of learning with internationally respected mental wellbeing practitioner and suicidologist, Barry Taylor

Barry returned to live back in New Zealand in 2017 having worked in suicide prevention and postvention at the local, national and international levels. He is known for his leadership and broad ranging work in suicide prevention and mental wellbeing.

He has worked in in mental health promotion for thirty years and was an early advocate in New Zealand for resiliency and strength based approaches to addressing pyscho-social challenges in young people.

He is a respected and sought after lecturer and commentator on the risk and protective factors that impact on wellbeing. He has led and evaluated a diverse range of community and national mental wellbeing programs, and sat on numerous government advisory committees.

A Health Sociologist and Public Health practitioner, Barry has a long term interest in the social determinants of wellbeing. He has examined the impact of discrimination, internalised stigma, social exclusion or inclusion on mental wellbeing along with the role of human rights. He embraces a holistic understanding of wellbeing and has an interest in the role spirituality and ecology contributes to a person's wellbeing. Before returning to New Zealand his last project was the re-orienting of local health district's mental health promotion program to a wellbeing framework, established the South Western Sydney Wellbeing Collaboration, and championed a multicultural adaption of The Five Ways to Wellbeing to meet the diverse cultural demographics of the health district.

He has been a recipient of a Winston Churchill Fellowship and in 2016 was awarded the NSW Mental Health Commissioner's Community Champion Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to mental wellbeing and suicide prevention.


WORKSHOP PLACES ARE LIMITED. REGISTER EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT

Maximum Number of Participants: 30
If workshop is full please register your name on the waitlist.

Minimum Number of Participants: 15
TaylorMade Training and Consulting reserve the right to cancel the workshop if there are not the minimum number of registrations. If cancelled a full refund will be given.

Catering:
This workshop is fully catered. Please indicate on the registration form if you have any particular dietary requirements. If you register after the closing date, while every effort will be made, your dietarty requirements may not be able to be catered.

Scholarships
There is a limited number of partial and full scholarships for those wishing to attend the workshops. Scholarships are available for mental health consumers, carers, volunteers and health and social service tertiary students

Cancellation and Refund Policy
If you are no longer able to attend the workshop please cancel your registration as soon as possible. Full refunds will be offered up to seven days before the date of the workshop. If you cancel less than seven before the workshop, you are able to transfer your registration to another person but no refund will be given.

To transfer your registration log on to your registration and update the name and contact details to the new person attending. DO NOT CANCEL THE REGISTRATION.

If you are not transferring the registration to another person then cancel the registration.

Organiser Contact Details
Barry Taylor
Principal Consultant
TaylorMade Training and Consulting
Email: barry@taylormadetrainingconsulting.com
Mobile: 021 644 955
Office: 04 905 6145

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