5 days ago

FREE Webinar series

Lindsay Upton from Manukau East Council of Social Services (MECOSS)

Residents of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland are invited to attend a FREE MH101 webinar series during December.

Blueprint for Learning, has been awarded funding from the Ministry of Health to facilitate MH101 webinars and workshops for frontline government agency staff, social services staff, and members of the community who are not trained in mental health or addiction.

Staff in these organisations are eligible to attend these FREE workshops if they are likely to come into regular contact with individuals experiencing mental distress in their day-to-day work.

These one-day workshops and three session webinars are co-facilitated by Blueprint’s expert team, bringing a wealth of professional and personal experience to the sessions.

Each participant will be given a workbook which they can keep. This includes all workshop material and is a reference guide for the future, including additional information and resources.

After MH101® you will:
• recognise signs of positive mental health and of mental health challenges.
• use Te Whare Tapa Whā to support mental wellbeing.
• relate to what people with mental health challenges are experiencing.
• respond supportively to mental distress.

To register for the three sessions on the dates/times below: blueprint.arlo.co......

Monday, 6 December 2021 2:00pm - 4.30pm
Wednesday, 8 December 2021 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Friday,10 December 2021 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Each participant will need their own device with camera and microphone, a stable internet connection and a quiet, private space to join each session from. Participants will need to attend all three sessions to receive a completion certificate.

Blueprint for Learning is also able to run MH101 workshops and webinars for organisations and would be pleased to discuss this with you.

More messages from your neighbours
1 day ago


Marie from Howick

I was at a local walkway / pond in Botany this morning and I suddenly heard a loud commotion of birds I could tell something was wrong because of the they were going off so frantically.
I ran to see what was wrong, as I turned the corner I seen a man with his dog, his dog on leash, leash in his hand and he was allowing his dog to attack / torment these poor birds who were so desperately trying to protect their babies.
Until he seen me that is. I told him that he is not allowed to let his dog attack these birds, they have babies, you are a visitor here and that I would report him.

This is what really got me, when I said to him " you cant let your dog attack the birds" he replies with, WHERES THE SIGN?. Are you ...... kidding me.

So apparently we need a sign to tell us that its not appropriate to let your dog attack the wildlife.....this is common sense to most.
Its a worry if he encourages his dog to attack birds its obviously not just bad for the birds as these are bad behaviors to encourage in any dog, what else could his dog attack.
He is a regular visitor to the park and that is what concerns me.
If you live in the surrounding area or happen to be walking in the area please keep your ears open and your eyes out.
It is a privilege to have access to these walkways and we do not want idiots like this ruining it for the rest of us and our dogs.

4 hours ago


New Zealand School of Food & Wine

And we make our own BUTTER! This week our Level 5 Diploma students spent two days prepping for and baking croissants. From shaking cream for thirty minutes to achieve a rich butter, to proving the pastry for a minimum two hours to attain the ideal puff and flake. A very technical yet rewarding few days.

6 days ago

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