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The Collaborative Trust Update: May 2019

Wednesday, May 29, 2019   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: newsletter, youth, young people, Training, suicide, gender, workshop

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?

Did you know that we provide In House Training at your workplace anywhere in New Zealand?

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.

Contact Training Manager Tammy Andrew for more information (tammy[at]

Been There: Young People's Stories of Struggle and Hope

We had a great book launch event last night as part of Youth Week. Thanks to those of you who were able to join us.

"Been There" is now available for purchase for $20 - including GST and postage within New Zealand. All profits from the sale of the book going to the Christchurch Youth Hub.

You can purchase the book through the Collaborative Trust website.

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

The team are busy putting together the programme for the Festival, and it is promising to be a great line up of events! Tickets are due to go on sale in early June, so watch this space.

Find out more about the Festival of Youth Development.

Upcoming workshops in Christchurch

Deescalation Workshop: Thursday 6th June

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. Join us for one of our most popular workshops.

Find out more this deescalation workshop.

HEADSSS - Part 2 Workshop: Thursday 27th June

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.

Find out more about this HEADSSS workshop.

Gender Diversity Workshop: Thursday 25th July

There has been a shift in the gender landscape, how gender is expressed and experienced has changed significantly in the last five years. How we are able to respond to these changes has a direct impact on our ability to support our students or clients.

Get more information on this gender diversity workshop.

Understanding Eating Disorders - Advanced Workshop: Thursday 29 August

This workshop will look at some more advanced aspects of eating disorders, including: Underlying changes in the brain, Different forms of treatment, Managing and supporting someone with an eating disorder in the community, and Understanding co-existing diagnoses.

Get more information on this advanced eating disorders workshop.


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

Community News

Dance 4 Healing

This free programme is specifically designed for women suffering from ongoing trauma following a tragedy, and is co-led by a psychotherapist and registered dance movement therapist, with support from an international specialist experienced in working with survivors of trauma.

Dates: Every Monday from 29th April to 24th June 2019,
Time: 1 to 2pm.
Location: The Piano (156 Armagh Street).

Registration is not required - just turn up on the day.

Find out more about Dance 4 Healing.

Advocacy and Governance Workshops

Are you keen to make a difference in your community? We are looking for people who experience disability or impairment to take part in a workshop that will explore how you can have your say and make a difference in your community.

Get information on the Dunedin workshop on Saturday 8th June 2019.

Find out more about the Christchurch workshiop on Saturday 22nd June 2019.

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

This book by Michael Hempseed 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.

Find out more about the Being a True Hero book, including free talks, sample chapters and other useful information.

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

Contact The Collaborative Trust for more information (info[at]

The Collaborative Trust
PO Box 2986
Christchurch 8041

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