Mental Wellbeing Impact Assessment Tool Training - Auckland

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Novotel Auckland Ellerslie

72-112 Green Lane East

Auckland, Auckland 1051

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Wellbeing is defined as the capacity to feel, think, and act in ways that enhance our ability to enjoy life and respond to the challenges we face. It recognises the importance of culture, diversity, equity, social justice and personal dignity. It forms the basis on which individuals, whānau, hapū, iwi and communities are able to thrive.

Well individuals contribute to well whānau, communities, schools and workplaces, economies and society.

Public, social and economic policy, urban planning, the law, environment and human rights all impact on wellbeing. Social agency, participation and connection are key determinants for thriving Assessing the impact of public policy and programmes on wellbeing contributes to a more thriving, inclusive and equitable society.

What is Mental Wellbeing Impact Assessment?

Developed in the United Kingdom, the Mental Wellbeing Impact Assessment (MWIA) is rooted in the Health Impact Assessment methodology with a specific focus on mental wellbeing.

The process identifies determinants that potentially have either a positive or negative impact on individual or collective wellbeing. Once identified, actions and indicators are developed to maximise positive outcomes and provide ways to measure the impact going forward. MWIA provides a structured, evidence based analysis of how policies, proposals and programmes might influence wellbeing of whānau, hapū, iwi or communities. With wellbeing and mental health being two government priorities, MWIA provides an ideal methodology for supporting system reform to reorient to a wellbeing focus.

Internationally, the MWIA tool is used by government departments, local government, planning authorities, health and social service sectors, NGOs and advocacy organisations.

An independent first level review of evidence to assess the effectiveness of the MWIA process concluded that there is strong evidence that the tool makes a difference to the way public policy and initiatives are implemented.

Examples of how the MWIA can be applied

Public and social policy
Applying a wellbeing lens to new or review of public and social policy and government programmes

Community advocacy
Using MWIA to inform political or social advocacy and submission processes

Major infrastructure projects
Identifying the wellbeing implications of major projects for whānau, hapū, iwi or communities.

Climate change & Disaster recovery planning
Support strategies for coastal or drought prone communities likely to be impacted by climate change or reoccurring extreme weather events

Urban Planning and design
Incorporating wellbeing principles in new housing and suburb development

Mental Wellbeing Impact Assessment Tool Training

Become competent in undertaking a mental wellbeing impact assessment. Register for the Mental Wellbeing Impact Assessment Tool five-day training program.

Workshop 1: (2 days)

  • Defining mental wellbeing

  • Social, economic and cultural determinants of wellbeing

  • MWIA framework and its applications

  • Examples of how MWIA can be applied

  • Establishing the MWIA question: what impact do you want to assess and who do you want to influence?

  • Identification of participants’ MWIA projects

  • Mentoring and buddy scheme for projects

Workshop 2: (1 day)

  • Screening and scoping of a MWIA
  • Appraisal process - gathering and assessing the evidence

  • Identification of potential positive and negative impacts

  • Finalising participants’ project

Workshop 3: (1 day)

  • Identification of indicators and recommendations

  • Writing the MWIA report

  • Participants' projects progress updates and peer review

Workshop 4: (1 day)

  • Using the MWIA report to influence change

  • Evaluating Impact

  • Participants’ presentations on their Mental Wellbeing Impact Assessment reports

Mental Wellbeing Impact Assessment Projects

Participants will be supported to undertake a mental wellbeing impact assessment on a work related project. The training program is spread over six months giving sufficient time for participants to progress their assessment and to receive peer review and feedback on each of the training days. On the final day participants will present on their MWIA.

Course Dates - 2020
Workshop 1: Monday 24 & Tuesday 25 February (2 day workshop)
Workshop 2: Tuesday 24 March
Workshop 3: Tuesday 28 April
Workshop 4: Tuesday 16 June


Minimum Number of Participants: 10 Maximum Number of Participants: 20
If workshop is full please register your name on the waitlist.
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.

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.

Two full scholarships will be offered for each location. Eligibility for the scholarships will be for participants from NGO health promotion organisations, Maori and Pacific Island health and social service agencies and community organisations. Partial subsidies may be offered on a case by case consideration. For further information on scholarships or partial subsidies visit the TaylorMade Website.

Cancellation and Refund Policy
If you are no longer able to attend the workshops please cancel your registration as soon as possible. Full refunds less $200 admin fee will be offered if you cancel before 27 January 2020. If you cancel after 27 January 2020 you are able to transfer your registration to another person but no refund will be given. If you withdraw from the course after the first workshop no refund nor transfer of registration is not permitted.

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.

Accommodation and Travel:
This course is non-residential. If required, workshop participants are responsible for organising their own travel and accommodation.

Organiser Contact Details
Barry Taylor
Principal Consultant
TaylorMade Training and Consulting
Office: 04 905 6145
022 104 5060

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