Here in Nelson Tasman we usually have the Sunrise Walk for Well-being to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week, but because of Covid-19 Alert Level restrictions we are not proceeding with the event this year.
But we do have a Plan “B”:- #WINDOWS4WELLBEING. (which can roll out at any Alert Level)
The idea is, people display what supports their well-being in their window(s).
Quotes/photos/sports gear/art work/plants etc. Much like the Teddy-bears in alert level 4.
Individuals, Whanau, colleagues and friends think about and discuss what supports your/their well-being.
Then create a window display representing what supports your/their well-being.
Share your window with us and tag #WINDOWS4WELLBEING.
“MHAW is a chance to step back and reflect on what wellbeing means for us in whatever new normal we find ourselves in, and a call to imagine new ways of thriving through and beyond these tough times.” (Mental Health Foundation NZ)
Mental Health and Well-being is everybody’s business.
This Mental Health Awareness Week, pause to think about what supports, enhances and grows your well-being.
There are four dimensions of Hauora;
Taha Tinana (Physical Well-being – health), Taha Hinengaro (Mental and Emotional well-being – self-confidence), Taha Whanau (Social Well-being – self-esteem) and Taha Wairua (Spiritual well-being – personal beliefs).
All four dimensions are important to health and well-being.
We also have the Five Ways to Well-being: CONNECT, LEARN,be ACTIVE, take NOTICE and GIVE which provide an everyday check list to consider what you are doing to build your well-being and where your opportunities are, to consciously cultivate and enhance your mental health and well-being.
This MHAW we are asking you to share what supports your well-being.
Put a display in your window, at home at work etc, to show what supports your well-being. #WINDOWS4WELLBEING.
(remember how effective the teddy-bears were in the windows, at alert Level 4) We are all in this together.
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