Mental Wellbeing Impact Assessment Tool Training - Dunedin

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Gallery Room, University of Otago Staff Club

90 Union Place

Dunedin, OTA 9016

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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: Thursday 16 & Friday 17 July
Workshop 2: Friday 14 August
Workshop 3: Friday 11 September
Workshop 4: Friday 30 October
Workshop 5: Friday 11 December


Minimum Number of Participants: 10 Maximum Number of Participants: 30
Places in each workshop are limited. If the 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.

Payment: Payment is by either Visa or Mastercard.

Organisations can request to pay by invoice. At the payment method part of the registration process click on Change and select Pay By Invoice

Terms for Payment By Invoice

Payment by Invoice is only for NGOs, Government Departments, DHBs, PHOs, Schools and tertiary organisations, businesses.

By selecting Pay By Invoice the organisation must agree to the following conditions:

1. Your place in the workshop is not confirmed until payment has been received. Payment of the invoice must be made within seven days of registering to avoid having your registration cancelled.

2. PLEASE IGNORE the invoice from Eventbrite. A NZ tax compliant Tax Invoice from TaylorMade Training and Consulting will be sent to you separately which will contain bank details for payment.

3. By registering for the workshop, you agree to the cancellation and policy. (refer below). Organisations who cancel within five working days and have not paid the invoice for the outstanding registration fee is stilll obligated to pay the outstanding debt.

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

There is a limited number of partial and full scholarships for those wishing to attend the workshop. Full scholarships are available for mental health consumers, carers and volunteers. Partial scholarships of either 25% or 50% off the registration fee are available for full time tertiary students in health, social service and disability related courses. Further information and how to apply for a scholarlship is available on the TaylorMade website.

Cancellation and Refund Policy
Workshops can fill quickly. If you are no longer able to attend the workshop please cancel your registration as soon as possible. The following refund policy is strictly adhered to.

Cancellation up to thirty days prior to the commencement of the workshop: Full Refund less $100 +GST admin fee
Cancellation within thirty prior to the commencement of the workshop:
No refund but registration can be transferred to another person. To transfer your registration log on to your registration and update the name and contact details to the new person attending.
No show on the first day of the first workshop: No refund

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

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Dunedin, OTA 9016

New Zealand

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