A time to connect and reflect
09 October 2018
This week marks Mental Health Awareness Week and Health Minister David Clark says we must recognise the importance of New Zealanders connecting and reflecting with family and friends.
This year’s theme ‘Let nature in, strengthen your wellbeing’ is all about connecting with nature, which can help Kiwis create positive wellbeing.
Latest figures from the Ministry of Health's 2016/17 reveal that more people are experiencing mood disorders, depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorders than a decade ago.
SouthSeas Healthcare encourages their patients to talk openly with their GP. There is a range of mental health resources and services available, including phone and online services and information, in addition to face-to-face support.
For SouthSeas, initiatives like the Navigating Pacific Wellness Service empower Pacific families to make decisions about their health and wellbeing. Pacific families are assisted through the programme in self-managing health and making decisions about their own wellbeing.
The Resilient Young People Programme targets youth and young people, helping them understand their needs, building a rapport with them, trust and collaboratively working on a care plan that is suitable and acceptable.
There are other unique services offered by SouthSeas and other Pacific providers around the country, including a range of activities designed to encourage people of all ages to seek help and take care of their personal mental wellbeing.
Mental Health Awareness Week runs this week, October 8 to 14.
For more information visit the Mental Health Awareness Week website http://mhaw.nz/
South Seas Healthcare
Physical address: 14 Fair Mall, Auckland 2023
Phone: 09 273 9017
Clinic opening hours
Monday – Friday: 8 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 8 am – 1 pm
Public Holidays: CLOSED
For After Hours Weekend and Holidays:
East Tamaki Healthcare, 160 Bairds Road, Otara
Phone: 09 274 3414
and East Care Health, 260 Botany Road, Botany
Phone: 09 277 1516