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Stronger Together Mental Wellbeing Hui

Future-proofing community mental wellbeing and resilience: What works, where and why?

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​​​​​​Event recording, timings and materials:

Watch the recording of the first session (speakers) 

10:00-10:10:  Opening karakia, Jo Brand
10:10-10:15:  COVID recap, Mayor Glyn Lewers
10:15-10:30:  Te Hau Toka overview, Chair Adell Cox
10:30-10:55:  How social connectedness supports wellbeing, keynote Dr Sarb Johal
10:55-11:25:  Why we’re stronger together, evaluator Dr Delwyn Goodrick

Te Hau Toka history - slides (Adell Cox)

Keynote speaker presentation (Dr Sarb Johal)

Te Hau Toka evaluation (Dr Delwyn Goodrick)

Written summary of the second part of the hui - the group discussion.

Event programme:

Date:    Tuesday 2 May
Time:    10am – 1pm
Location:    Holiday Inn Queenstown Remarkables Park, 28 Red Oaks Dr, Frankton

  • Karakia by Te Hau Toka Executive Oversight Committee member Jo Brand
  • Welcome and recap of the last three years by Queenstown Lakes District Mayor Glyn Lewers 
  • Overview of Te Hau Toka Southern Lakes Wellbeing Group and its role in supporting Southern Lakes communities to recover from the mental health impacts of Covid-19 by Te Hau Toka Chair Adell Cox.   
  • How social connectedness supports wellbeing - insights from keynote speaker and disaster management expert Dr Sarb Johal.
  • Why we're stronger together - evidence-based findings from Dr Delwyn Goodrick about Te Hau Toka's co-designed plan with community, providers and experts; how the MBIE funding has helped to enable and amplify community-led initiatives; what we've learned; challenges and opportunities.
  • Group discussions amongst the attendees to share lessons learned from the past three years and ideas on how we can continue to work together to prioritise mental wellbeing going forward.

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