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Mental Health Awareness Day 10 October

AWS Event

The theme of this year’s awareness week was Connect with Nature so with that in mind the entire staff of Arowhenua Whanau Service set up an outdoors activity. The activities where based around the five themes of wellbeing Give, Be Active, Keep Learning, Take Notice and Connect. The venue caused some interesting discussion as it was held in the Temuka Town Square, apparently this location has a number of different names.

We set up a number of activity stations that provided people an opportunity to participate in both new and familiar activities. These included puti puti, skipping, hopscotch and a gentle exercise activity which was provided by Sport South Canterbury. Waiata was provided by the fabulous Ukulele Group. Participants received a card that was stamped at the completion of each activity and then received a small plant to take away and nurture as a token of participation.

The sun kindly shone on us as we wove, skipped, laughed, hula hooped, hopped and sung our way through the session. Grateful thanks to all those involved, and who gave generously of their time. We look forward to seeing you all again next year.