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All Right? Campaign update: October 2017

Wednesday, October 04, 2017   Posted in: Healthy Christchurch Notices By: Administrator With tags: newsletter, mental wellbeing, resilience, men, mental health, workplace, maori, event, walking, families

How awesome are those blossoms right now? The worst of daylight savings is over (those earlier mornings weren’t much fun!) and it’s now time to reap the benefits - longer days and fun evening adventures.

We’ve spent a lot of September thinking about men, and in particular, what’s manly these days. What does being a real man mean in Aotearoa in the 21st century? What does it take to be Manly As? We hope we’ve encouraged lots of Cantabrians to reflect on these questions too!

For more about Manly As, and to get a heads up on some awesome free stuff you and your whānau can do these school holidays, read on!

The All Right? team

Manly As

Darla Grey.You don't need abs of steel, an obsession with sport, or a fancy man cave to be a real man. Showing your caring side... Manly As.

Our Manly As campaign has been shining a light on modern manliness. Old stereotypes just don't cut it any more.  We reckon a real man is someone who listens and cares, looks after himself and is there for his mates through thick and thin.

We built a wall

Hundreds of Cantabs chipped in to give us a picture of modern manliness. We put all their responses on a (virtual) wall that celebrates the ways, big and small, that Ōtautahi blokes are redefining what's Manly As. 

Be a lifesaver

Being a good friend is about looking out for your mates and creating opportunities to talk about... stuff. Even if you don't know the answers, simply listening, not shutting it down, sharing your own thoughts – that's Manly As! 

Free and fun pick-me-ups

There's heaps of great opportunities coming up over the next few weeks to give your wellbeing a boost... 

Mental Health Awareness Week

MHAW starts next Monday and the theme this year is ‘Nature is Key’. Why nature?  Because spending time with nature:

  • Makes us feel happier and more optimistic
  • Reduces stress
  • Improves life satisfaction
  • And much more!

Find out about the benefits of nature.

Workplace Lockout

To help people to get their fix of nature, the Mental Health Foundation are encouraging employers to lock their staff out of the office for an hour (between 12 and 1pm) on Tuesday 10th October.

It’s a great way to get out and enjoy your local bit of nature!

Get more information about the Lockout.

Hui Toiora

Come along to the Templeton Community Centre on Saturday between 10am and 2pm and have a go at yoga, ukulele, hula and more.

Local Kaiwhakaora (healers) will share a range of traditional and non-traditional practices including rongōa, Māori herbal medicines, wairua, mirimiri, massage and Chinese healing.

Entry to Hui Toiora is free and so are the ‘Give it a go’ sessions.

Register to come along to the free Hui Toiora event.

All Right? Amble

Nature's so great we're giving it one final push... The All Right? Amble is a fun family walk with a difference - part treasure hunt, part orienteering. 

People who rock up to the Botanic Garden Visitors Centre this Sunday between 10am and 1.30pm can pick up a map and set out to find five wellbeing stations – each based on one of the Five Ways to Wellbeing. You can collect a stamp at each station and return your map for a prize!

Find out more about the All Right? Amble.

Open up our city

The Open City parking meter is your school holiday ticket for sweet free things to see and do in Christchurch.

It issues tickets containing people’s ideas on the best free things to do our city. A ticket might direct you to “Enjoy a tree swing” or “Experience wonderful Cunningham House” or “Play ping pong”. 

Check out the Open City website for more details.

Your school holiday ideas

Keen on some school holiday sanity savers? Look no further! We asked parents on our Facebook page what they do during the school holidays just before the April 2017 holidays.

Get great school holiday suggestions from other parents on the All Right? website.

All Right?We're always keen to hear your stories, thoughts and ideas. Get in touch with All Right?

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