On 26 Feb we held Whaia te Hauora event of wellness at Aotahi, University of Canterbury. Whaia te Hauora was born out of the whānau that attended the Te Pūtahitanga symposium. There was a lot of good information and ideas around whānau well-being, however there was little action taken by our whānau. From this we took an approach to start connecting with whānau to engage in their own wellness. Whānau enjoyed a seminar run by Brainwave Trust Aotearoa about unraveling the teenage brain – fantastic information on teenagers delivered in a way that everyone can engage and understand. We also had information from the “All right?” Campaign, Victim Support, the 5 Ways of Well-being and Thursdays in Black. All of these are free resources that are available for whānau to access. We hope to run similar events throughout the year. [Read more…]