Walking Group - 2nd May 2012 to 18th Dec 2014

This group is for people who have a family member with a mental illness

Weekly Walking Group (for family members), come and join us for a gentle walk and good conversation. Leaving the SF Otago office at 1.30pm. Bring your umbrella if it is raining! If is is really cold and windy the walk for the day will be cancelled. If in doubt ring the office on the day to check out if it is on.

Time: Wednesdays 1.30pm.
Venue: Leaving from the SF Otago Offices, 34 Prince Albert Road, St Kilda, Dunedin

Support and Education Group - 26th Nov 2012 to 22nd Oct 2014

Support & Education Meeting
9th October

The Speaker tonight is Patsy Tarrant clinical nurse specialist in the forensic service Ward 9A.
The focus for the night is "Recovery", what it means and how to support recovery in a loved one.

SF Otago rooms
34 Prince Albert Rd, St Kilda
for further info ring the fieldwork Team on 03 4555973 or check our Webpage at http://www.supportingfamiliesotago.org.nz/

Mens Group - 15th Feb 2013 to 10th Oct 2014

Next meeting on the 6th October 2014 at 6-8pm.
For any information please ring Wayne at SF Otago on 4555973

SF Otago rooms
34 Prince Albert Road
St Kilda

Tapestry website now live - 18th Oct 2013 to 18th Oct 2014


Free Public information meeting "Youth Mental Health" - 17th Sep 2014 to 15th Oct 2014

Supporting Families Otago
Are hosting a FREE PUBLIC Information Evening
With Guest Speaker
Dr Mathijs Lucassen
From the University of Auckland

“Youth Mental Health”
SPARX– is a free online computer program that helps young people with mild to moderate depression. It can also help if they are feeling anxious or stressed. It can be accessed from any computer that is connected to the internet. Find out more about this therapy tool & how to support young people to access it.
Youth 2000—hear about the research that has been done in New Zealand about young people’s mental health and what it tells us.

Tuesday 14th October 2014
Time: 7 to 9.00 pm
Venue: Waipori Room

Waipori Room is located at Work and Income Central Dunedin, 162 Castle St (Cnr Castle and St Andrew Streets)

RSVP to Sf Otago on 03 4555973 or fieldworker@sfotago.org.nz

Mental Health Awareness Week 6th -12th October - 19th Sep 2014 to 13th Oct 2014

Mental Health Awareness Week
Mental Health Awareness Week is from 6th to 12th October.

In Dunedin there will be a number of activities on including:

Events on at the Apartment (A PACT service) on Dowling Street. Check with Ray Leckie on 453 5555 (home) or at the Apartment on 477 7638 for what’s on and when.

The Southern District Health Board Mental Health Services will be running a Mental Health information stall at the Dunedin Public Hospital from Monday 6th to Friday 10th October. Mental Health organisations are welcome to have their information at the stall and help man the stall if they wish. For further information contact Johnnie Potiki (Consumer Advisor) of Maryse Stanton (Family Advisor). Ask to be put through to them by phoning the Public Hospital on 474 0999.

Wednesday 8th October there will be a number of bands playing at the McMillan Stage in the Octagon with the theme “Music Moves your Mood.” There will also be a free sausage sizzle run by Supporting Families Otago. A number of mental health organisations will also have stalls promoting their services. If your organisation would like to have a stall in the Octagon, please phone Ray Leckie on 453 5555 (home) or at the Apartment on 477 7638 by Monday 22nd September at the latest.

Wednesday 8th October from 4.30 to 7pm The Artsenta will be running an Artypants event. Called Artsenta goes POP! Includes music, games and fun. There is also a design an album cover competition. For details, ring the Artsenta on 477 9566.

On Wednesday 8th October Koputai cottage is having an Open day from 11am to 4pm. Mosaic creations and other works will be exhibited in the garden. Koputai is located at 68 George Street in Port Chalmers.

On Sunday 12th Tapestry Clubhouse in conjunction with the Otago University Students Association (OUSA) will be holding a Mental Health Awareness Week Wellness Walk and Health and Well-being Expo with the theme of “5 Ways to Wellbeing.” For further information or if you are interested in being a stallholder on the day, please contact: Bernie Aitken (Team Leader at Tapestry Clubhouse) on (03) 455 1873

We have tried to ensure event details are correct at this time but please contact the above people and organisations closer to Mental Health Awareness Week in case there are any changes to events
Nationally the Theme is “Keep Learning.” You can find out more about this AND ORDER FREE POSTCARDS and POSTERS NOW at the Mental Health Foundation website www.mentalhealth.


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