Take time to kōrero during Mental Health Awareness Week
Mental Health Awareness Week will be held from Monday 27th September to Sunday 3rd October 2021.
This year’s focus is to take time to kōrero/mā te kōrero, ka ora – a little chat can go a long way. It’s all about connecting with the people in our lives and creating space for conversations about mental health and wellbeing. A little chat can go a long way – whether it’s checking in with a mate, having a kōrero over some kai or saying hello to a stranger.
The Mental Health Foundation chose this theme because the little, everyday conversations we have are surprisingly important – and they make a big difference to our mental health. So take notice of the kōrero that makes you feel good and do it more often. Over time, these small chats create meaningful connections, help us understand each other better and ensure we have people we can count on when times are tough.
Mental Health Awareness Week is underpinned by Te Whare Tapa Whā. This is a Māori health model that describes health as a wharenui/meeting house with four walls. These walls represent taha wairua/spiritual wellbeing, taha hinengaro/mental and emotional wellbeing, taha tinana/physical wellbeing and taha whānau/family and social wellbeing. Our connection with the whenua/land forms the foundation.
Source: Mental Health Awareness Week website.Published on Friday, August 27th, 2021, under Events