Are you bereaved by suicide? If you have been affected by the suicide of someone you know and are 17 years or older, you might be interested in joining an 8-week WAVES suicide bereavement group programme this year.
Have you got a small electrical, household item or piece of furniture that needs fixing? How about a bike needing repair or clothes to mend? The Rethink Waste repair cafe will run from 10am to 1pm, Saturday 29 May at ReStore 166 Tahunanui Drive, Tahunanui. Trial sponsored by Nelson City Council, Mitre10 Mega, Habitat for Humanity and Nelson Environment Centre.
Altogether Autism are hosting two meetings on Tuesday 1st June, 10am - 1pm at Habitat for Humanity. One is for anyone interested in Autistic Language Preferences, facilitated by Catherine Trezona, the National Manager for Altogether Autism. The other is by autistics for autisics aged 16+ to come together and meet.
Do you have group skills and want to make a difference for families in Nelson? Will your work manager support you to do Strengthening families Facilitation as part of your employment? There is a training for this voluntary role coming up on 31st May. Enquire now. 032655211 or 027 442 2238
Flu shots are available now and FREE for anyone 65 or older. If you’re under 65, you can get the flu shot from 17 May. It’s free if you’re at higher risk of getting very sick from flu. https://www.fightflu.co.nz/who-should-get-flu-shot You can have your annual flu shot and your COVID-19 vaccination, but not at the same time. Get your COVID-19 vaccination first if you have an appointment booked for it. If you do not have an appointment booked for a COVID-19 vaccination, get your flu shot first. Leave a gap of two weeks between the COVID-19 vaccine and flu vaccine.
Wondering when you'll be offered your free Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine? Nelson Marlborough Health, Nelson Bays Primary Health and Te Piki Oranga have started offering vaccination to Group 3 members and continue to offer it to Group 2. There are a lot of people in Group 3, which means you won't be invited immediately or at the same time as other people you know. Thanks for your patience. You'll hear directly from your GP (doctor or medical centre team) or Māori health provider when it's your turn. There are enough vaccines for everyone in our region aged 16 and over, and you'll be able to get it before the end of the year. Check out this website for more information: www.nmdhb.govt.nz/vaccine
Climate change is the most critical issue of our time, impacting global but also inner ecosystems. Increasingly, climate crisis affects the hearts and minds of people in our communities. It can inspire us to change or it can immobilise us with anxiety. This lunchtime seminar will explore the mental health implications of climate change and help you explore ways to promote wellbeing. Speaker: Silvia Purdie is a sustainability consultant and trainer, counsellor & supervisor and Presbyterian minister. Place Consultancy: www.place.net.nz BYO lunch.
It's time for our next quarterly hui. Our focus groups have been beavering away in the background on all sorts of interesting things. We'll be busy early on with morning tea and hearing all about what they've been up and we'll also be electing our leadership group for the coming year.
A day focused on how we maximise our impact across a variety of structures with lawyer, author and podcaster Stephen Moe - Get tickets here: https://events.humanitix.com/impact-in-nelson-10th-june-events
Plan work and training in primary industries across a calendar in Nelson-Tasman, Marlborough and the West Coast with this online tool!