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Pursue the distant horizons of your aspirations, hold fast to those you achieve.

 


Banish the back to work blues

Thousands of Kiwis are heading back to work after their summer holidays. The back to work blues just might come in with them as they walk into work.

The back to work blues are a common experience and can include feeling lethargic, unmotivated and resentful.

“Holidays are a great and necessary chance to relax, unwind and reset,” Mental Health Foundation (MHF) chief executive Shaun Robinson says. “It’s natural to feel a bit low when they’re over and we’re back to business as usual, but the back to work blues are avoidable.”

The Mental Health Foundation’s top five tips for individuals returning to work:

  1. Think about what you have to look forward to, and plan your next holiday if possible. It’s easier to turn your focus back to work if you know when your next break will be.
  2. Find ways to incorporate the Five Ways to Wellbeing into your day.
  3. Block out at least 15 minutes a day just for you to do something you enjoy.
  4. Take advantage of the lighter evenings and plan fun activities with friends and family.
  5. Get organised – you’ll feel less stressed if you take some time to plan your day and week ahead.

Welcome to Healthy Christchurch

Healthy Christchurch is a CDHB-led intersectoral collaborative partnership based on the WHO Healthy Cities model.

The key idea is that all sectors and groups have a role to play in creating a healthy city, whether their specific focus is recreation, employment, youth, environmental enhancement, transport, housing or any other aspect of city life.

This intersectoral initiative aims at foster collaboration between organisations who have signed The Healthy Christchurch Charter.

Read the Healthy Christchurch Charter.

There are currently over 200 Charter Signatories, ranging from government agencies, businesses, voluntary sector groups, networks and residents associations. The specialist focus of the signatories ranges from children's welfare to sport, from the arts to literacy.

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Healthy Christchurch Champions

  • Canterbury District Health Board
  • Christchurch City Council
  • Environment Canterbury
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ngai Tahu
  • NZ Police
  • Pegasus Health
  • University of Otago, Christchurch