World Mental Health Day 2019

Date: Thursday 10 Oct, 4pm - 6pm
Location: AUT North Campus
AF Building,
Northcote
Auckland
New Zealand
Cost: This event is free to attend.
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World Mental Health Day 2019 10/10/2019 16:00 10/10/2019 18:00 Join us at AUT for a discussion with leaders in New Zealand’s mental health sector on suicide prevention, including:A background briefing (context on curr AUT North Campus, AF Building, , Northcote, Auckland , New Zealand

Join us at AUT for a discussion with leaders in New Zealand’s mental health sector on suicide prevention, including:

  • A background briefing (context on current issues)
  • An update on national suicide prevention strategies (progress and challenges)
  • A panel discussion on what suicide prevention could look like in Aotearoa (moving beyond the why)

Presenters

  • Hon Peeni Henare - Associate Minister of Health (Maori Health) and Minister for Whanau Ora and Youth
  • Professor Max Abbott - Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences at AUT; Past President and Senior Consultant, World Federation of Mental Health (WFMH); Co-Chair of the first WMHD
  • Zoe Hawke - Community Engagement, Policy & Advocacy Manager, Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand
  • Dame Naida Glavish - Chief Advisor Māori Health, Auckland and Waitemata District Health Boards
  • Rae Lamb - Chief Executive, Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui
  • Kyle MacDonald - Psychotherapist, NZ Herald Columnist and Co-host of the Nutters Club

Who should attend?

  • AUT staff and students
  • Professionals working in mental health, public health, education and the community
  • General public

About the World Mental Health Day 2019 campaign

Suicide is complex, confusing and painful, but it is preventable. The World Mental Health Day 2019 campaign aims to reduce the rate of suicide throughout the world.

To achieve this, we need to focus on the promotion of good health, prevention of mental illness, reduction in the stigma associated with mental illness and improved access to evidence-based mental health care. This requires each of us to play our part.

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