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Green Pod to foster connection and korero for wellbeing

Wednesday, September 22, 2021   Posted in: Signatory Notice Board By: Administrator With tags: mental health, wellbeing, awareness

The Green Lab will foster kōrero for wellbeing this month, with a Pod-Cast of Cantabrians who will host conversations in the Green Connection Pod. 

Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) will run from Monday 27th September to Sunday 3rd October 2021. This year’s kaupapa is Mā te kōrero, ka ora: Through conversation comes wellbeing. The Green Lab seeks to support wellbeing through all their projects, so they are running the Pod-Cast Kōrero over the next four weeks - beginning Wednesday 15th September.

The Green Lab  first designed the  Green Connection Pod - a circular flat pack seating structure that holds over fifty plants - for MHAW in  2019. Programme Director Khye Hitchcock says “The Green Lab is delighted to be participating in Mental Health Awareness week once again. After another period of lockdown, it’s more important than ever to find ways to safely connect with each other and take time to kōrero,”  

A wonderful volunteer “Pod-Cast” of passionate conversationalists - including creatives, entrepreneurs, storytellers and environmentalists - will be available for drop in kōrero between 11am and 1pm Monday to Saturday from Wednesday 15th September to Wednesday 6th October 2021.

The Green Connection Pod is currently  part of understorey -  a free to access, community, events, co-working, and collaboration space hosted in the Gym at The Arts Centre - Te Matatiki Toi Ora Gymnasium.

The “Pod-Cast of the week” will be announced on the Green Lab’s social media - so keep an eye on @thegreenlabnz on facebook and instagram and see who you’d like to have a chat with.

Local Artist Audrey Baldwin’s Art Chemist will also be in residence at understorey on Mondays between 11am and 2pm - dispensing therapeutic and helpful art tips to suit every mood in keeping with the theme of mental health and wellbeing.

MHAW is run annually by the Mental Health Foundation and has been since 1993. MHAW is endorsed by the World Federation for Mental Health and is marked in over 150 countries at different times of the year.

This year's theme is take time to kōrero/mā te kōrero, ka ora - a little chat can go a long way.

The Green Lab is a non-profit which works to contribute to the social wellbeing ecosystems in Ōtautahi Christchurch through the creation of meaningful greening events and spaces.