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The Collaborative Trust Update: March 2019

Wednesday, March 20, 2019   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: newsletter, Training, Community Groups, human rights, prevention, young people, youth workers, suicide

Festival of Youth Development: 16th to 18th September 2019

It's our absolute pleasure to announce that the Expressions of Interest for the first ever Festival of Youth Development are now open! If you, or your organisation have an awesome event or activity that you would like to be a part of the Festival, register your interest now.

Find out more about the Festival of Youth Development.

Register your Expression of Interest for the Festival of Youth Development.

Youth Health Manual: Discounted price until 31st March

Dont miss out! Sale price is $20 including GST and postage.

Our Youth Health Manuals are now on sale until Sunday 31st March, or while stocks last! If you have always wanted a copy of this great resource, now is your chance to purchase one at this great rate!

Order your discounted copy of The Collaborative Trust's Youth Health Manual.

Research Reflection: Suicide Reduction and Forgiveness

By Michael Hempseed.

When we think about suicide prevention, we think of crisis intervention, medication, counselling and reducing access to lethal means. Why don’t we think about forgiveness? Research strongly shows that forgiveness can be an important step to reducing suicide.  The article Forgiveness, depression, and suicidal behavior among a diverse sample of college students shows how important this can be in reducing suicide.

Read more of Michael Hempseed's reflection on suicide reduction and forgiveness.

Upcoming Christchurch Workshops

HEADSSS: Thursday 11th April 2019

The brains of young people are mysterious- how do you know what is going on? Have you had that feeling I want to help these young people but they are so exasperating! If you would like to understand young people and be able to communicate with them better, you need to come to this interactive workshop.

Get more information on this HEADSSS workshop, including how to register.

HEADSSS - What Next?: Thursday 27th June 2019

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 on this follow-up HEADSSS workshop, including how to register.

Register for both of our upcoming HEADSSS workshops and receive a 10 percent discount. Use code headstimestwo at check out.


Find out what other workshops The Collaborative will be running in 2019.

Community News

Being a True Hero: Understanding and Preventing Suicide in Your Community

This book is written by Michael Hempseed, and is the result of 10 years of research. Too often we exclusively associate suicide with depression. "Being A True Hero" looks at the many causes of suicide, from depression, bullying, brain injuries, psychosis, lack of sleep, loneliness, failure and many more.

Visit the Being a True Hero website to find out more about the book and to view a number of free talks, sample chapters and other useful information.

Rainbow Rights in Aotearoa

Rainbow Youth have been working with YouthLaw to create Rainbow Rights In Aotearoa - a website that uses accessible language to cover common questions about the legal rights of our communities in situations at home, work, school, in relationships, online, in healthcare and more!

Visit the Rainbow Rights In Aotearoa website for more information.


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).

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