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Social Equity & Wellbeing Network News: April 2019

Thursday, April 11, 2019   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: newsletter, equity, Community, race relations, mental wellbeing, maori, rebuilding

SEWN News Issue3: April 2019

Follow the links in the headers to read for the full articles.

by Action Station

It is our collective response of love and unity that must continue to guide us to creating a more just and inclusive Aotearoa for all people.

Executive Officer Ros Rice writes about Community Networks Aotearoa (CNA), the umbrella organisation for local community networks throughout Aotearoa.

Te huatau Helen Leahy, Pouārahi Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu Te Papa Tongarewa on Monday 25th March 2019 .
One minute from our home in Linwood there is a garage. We go through frequently – to get petrol, milk, bread and the occasional boysenberry trumpet. Ten days ago that garage on the corner took on a new significance.

Many words have already been spoken and written about last week’s massacre of Muslim people in Christchurch. Words that, in their own way, came from the same place of pain — political announcements, opinions in mainstream and social media, and, most movingly, the public outpourings of sympathy and aroha for the relatives of the victims and the Muslim community as a whole.

The Ministry of Health has made new resources available to support those who are experiencing mental distress following the horrific Christchurch mosque shootings.

A new All Right? campaign reminds Cantabrians that in tough times we can go through a range of emotions, and in different ways.

By Morgan Godfrey, an Indigenous writer based in Wellington, New Zealand. He appears regularly in the New Zealand media and specialises in Māori politics and international Indigenous issues.

A basic introduction to the nine largest religions and spiritualities in Australia and New Zealand.

PŪAO TE RĀ! A Whanau Ora Annual Symposium will be held from 10th to 12th April 2019 at the Christchurch Town Hall. 

Understanding the key concepts around mental health within the Muslim culture.

Going through a disaster or a big shock takes a toll on all of us and coping is not always easy. Good mental health helps us carry on and deal with all that life throws at us.

The date is now set for the postponed opportunity to hear Morgan Godfery, journalist and author address this question.

From 1st April 2019, the minimum wage in NZ has increased from $16.50 to $17.70 per hour.

Thank you to everyone who made time to share their ideas and perspectives about what will help improve the lives of our children and young people. A summary report of the public engagement is now available, and is outlined below.

University of Canterbury researchers are launching a community storytelling project about the residential red zone on Wednesday 3rd April 2019.

 

Produced by SEWN – Social Equity & Wellbeing Network, 2019

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