Mental Health Awareness Week

Event Details:

Reconnect – with the people and places that lift you up, hei pikinga waiora

MHAW is run annually by the Mental Health Foundation and has been since 1993. MHAW is endorsed by the World Federation for Mental Health and is marked in over 150 countries at different times of the year.

This year’s theme is Reconnect – with the people and places that lift you up, hei pikinga waiora.

The past couple of years have been tough and it’s easy to feel disconnected from the people and places that are important to us.   

Whether it’s reaching out to someone you have lost contact with, visiting a place that’s special to you or getting outside in nature, we hope you’ll join us this MHAW to reconnect with the people and places that lift you up to enhance your wellbeing – hei pikinga waiora.   

Mā te whakarongo, ka mōhio
through listening, comes knowledge

Mā te mōhio, ka mārama,
through knowledge, comes understanding

Mā te mārama, ka matau,
through understanding, comes wisdom

Mā te matau, ka ora
through wisdom, comes wellbeing


Ideas for Workplaces:

To recognise this event…

To help you activate the theme for yourself, your whānau, school, workplace or community, check out the MHAW 2022 Guide for daily activity ideas. 


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18 - 24 Sep 2023


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