Whakanui Whaiora - Lived Experience Gathering

Whakanui Whaiora - Lived Experience Gathering: An end of year get-together celebrating tāngata whaiora to have a great festive season!
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Date: 4 December 2023
Whakanui Whaiora - Lived Experience Gathering

Come join us for a festive self-care themed event!

Together we will celebrate and share highlights and reflections on the year that was, as well as brush up on ways to care for ourselves over the holiday season. Whakanui Whaiora is all about whakawhanaunga (connecting), supporting, and uplifting each other during the festive season. If you find Christmas a difficult time of year, due to mental distress, we'll be sharing some tips to help you get through. 

Event Details:
Date: Wednesday 13th December 2023
Time: 10am - 1:30pm
Location: Level 2 - Kotahitanga Room, 6/8 Pioneer Street, Henderson, Auckland 0612, New Zealand
Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity to connect, learn and share kai. Whether you're a lived experience survivor, mental health advocate, or simply curious, this event is for you.  Mark your calendars and get ready to be inspired at Whakanui Whaiora!


Welcoming/Refreshments 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Arrive as early as 9:45am and enjoy light refreshments while we wait for attendees to arrive and settle in. 

Whakawhanaungatanga Activities 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
From ice breaker questions to buddy speed games, we'll use this time to whakawhanaunga (connect), bond and get to know everyone in the room. 

Nōku Te Ao Social Movement 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Get to know more about the behind-the-scenes of the kaupapa (purpose) of Nōku Te Ao and the social movement we're creating. 

Presentation: Festive self-care 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Wondering how to overcome mental distress discrimination during the festive season? Lived Experience Advisor Chloe Shaw will share ways she manages her distress during the holidays and help you brainstorm ways you can get through too. 

Lunch/Kai 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Enjoy a delicious kai/feast of tacos from the Catering Station! 

Gift bags/Finishing 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
It wouldn't be a festive event if we didn't have any gift bags. Enjoy some goodies on behalf of Nōku Te Ao social movement team!