Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW)

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 Reconnect – with the people and places that lift you up, hei pikinga waiora.

The past couple of years have been tough and it’s easy to feel disconnected from the people and places that are important to us.

Whether it’s reaching out to someone you have lost contact with, visiting a place that’s special to you or getting outside in nature, we hope you’ll join us this MHAW to reconnect with the people and places that lift you up to enhance your wellbeing – hei pikinga waiora.

Each day there are different activities to help you reconnect:

1. Rāhina – Reconnect with yourself
2. Rātu – Reconnect with your friends or a loved one
3. Rāapa – Reconnect with a special place
4. Rāpare – Reconnect with your community
5. Rāmere – Reconnect with nature

For more information visit the Mental Health Foundation website