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The Collaborative Trust Update: October 2018

Wednesday, October 10, 2018   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: newsletter, Training, Community Groups, workshop, forum, young people, alcohol, mental wellbeing, suicide

Inhouse Training

Are you and your team interested in the training that we offer, but find it hard to make the time to attend? Are you looking for professional development opportunities for your team in 2019? Did you know that we provide In House Training at your workplace? We can offer you any one of our existing workshops - including Gender Diversity, Understanding Self Harm and Suicide and Managing Angry and Anxious Behaviour, or we can tailor make a training session to suit your organisations needs.

Complete our Inhouse Training Request Form or contact Training Manager Tammy Andrew for more information (tammy[at]collaborative.org.nz). We will be in touch to discuss your requirements in more detail.

Youth Hub Variety Concert: Wednesday 5th December

Raising funds for the new Christchurch Youth Hub!

Join us for a fabulous night of entertainment and help us raise funds for the development of the Youth Hub Christchurch Te Hurihanga o Rangatahi. This will be a place where young people will feel accepted and experience warm loving support in the development of their identity, and physical, mental, social and spiritual health.

Find out more about the Youth Hub Variety Concert.

Research Reflection: Reflection on the Wellbeing and Public Policy Conference

By Adelaide Reid
I recently attended the Wellbeing and Public Policy conference in Wellington. There were over 100 presentations on a wide range of approaches to wellbeing, including planning for wellbeing, wellbeing theory and measurement, children’s/youth wellbeing, cultural wellbeing and community wellbeing. We also heard from government ministers about their plans for wellbeing policy.

Read more of Adelaide Reid's reflection on the Wellbeing and Public Policy Conference.

Alcohol and Young People Forum: Friday 12th October

Join us for our Forum on Alcohol and Young People, where we will hear from three presenters around the effects of Alcohol on youth.

  • Susan Cook is a Senior Researcher at HPA. Susan will present and discuss HPA's review of the literature in this area.
  • Jennifer Smart is a teacher and will present a teaching resource for Year 11 English students designed to encourage critical thinking about alcohol's place in New Zealand society.
  • Sarah Wylie is a qualitative researcher with The Collaborative Trust. Sarah will share findings of focus groups that she has completed with both parents and young people.

Find out more about the upcoming Alcohol and Young People Forum. This event is free to attend, however registration is required.

Upcoming Christchurch Workshops

HEADSS - Part 2: Thursday 25th October

So you collect all the information, then what? This workshop will provide skills in using the information gained through the assessment in then developing brief interventions and assisting young people to work to overcome barriers and fulfill their goals. Interventions for depression, anxiety, motivational interviewing and addictions will be proposed and the opportunity to practice these skills.

Get more information about this HEADSS workshop.

Understanding and Navigating Young People's Behaviour: Thursday 25th October

Are they Mad, Sad or Bad?? So they lock themselves in their room, they slam the doors, they start lying to you, even caught shop lifting. Have they got a mental illness? Are they grieving? Or are they just bad people?

This workshop with Dr Sue Bagshaw will increase your skills in how to tease out what young people’s behaviour is telling us, how to work with them and their parents in getting underneath the behaviour and then helping with the real issues.

Find out more about this workshop on young people's behaviour.

Upcoming Auckland Workshops

The Unaddressed Causes of Suicide: Friday 2nd November

Suicide is a complex phenomena, before we can start to a address the problem of suicide we need to fully understand it. There are many aspects of suicidal behaviour that are often not talked about. This workshop will cover:

  • Changes in the brain that affect suicidal thinking and actions;
  • Identifying psychosis and responding appropriately;
  • The link between sleep deprivation/changes and suicide; and
  • Resilience and how to help people becoming suicidal in the first place.

Find out more about this suicide workshop in Auckland.

Understanding Angry and Anxious Behaviour: Friday 2nd November

Do you work with challenging, difficult or aggressive young people? One of the most difficult parts of working with young people is when they become angry or upset. Many professionals often encounter this behaviour but they don’t know what to do about it.

This Workshop will cover:

  • What causes young people to “lose their temper” become angry or violent;
  • What are the stages that lead up to an angry out burst;
  • How to ensure your safety;
  • How factors like depression and other mental illness can play a role; and
  • How to de-escalate the situation as quickly as possible.

Get more information on this Auckland workshop on challenging behaviours.

Community News

Jolt Engagement Through Dance: 27th and 28th October

A two day workshop for people interested in using dance, music and  movement to engage people with disabilities.

Find out more about this workshop from Jolt.

PARTH Making a Difference in your Practice: 29th to 31st October

This is an experiential workshop which enables participants to explore the use of the PARTH model in their practice. This model draws on the findings from the Pathways to Resilience and Successful Youth Transitions research projects.

Get more details on this workshop on the PARTH model.


Be sure to keep up to date with What's On on the Collaborative website.

Contact The Collaborative Trust for more information (info[at]collaborative.org.nz).

The Collaborative Trust
PO Box 2986
Christchurch 8041

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