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1. Mental Illness Is….
1. Mental Illness Is….

1. Mental Illness Is….

Required Activity 1: Start Conversations for Change with this activity. You will brainstorm a group agreement and a list of places young people can go for help. Then an activity encourages participants to put themselves in another’s shoes to consider…

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2. Attitude Statements
2. Attitude Statements

2. Attitude Statements

Required Activity 2: An activity that helps challenge unhelpful attitudes to mental illness by looking at the impact of statements about people who experience mental distress. Participants are introduced to myth-busting information, personal insights and the terms stigma and discrimination.…

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Turning Up The Volume
Turning up the Volume

Turning up the Volume

Pick and Mix Activity 1: An activity to examine the ways in which what we see as mental illness/distress symptoms can be related to everyday experiences. It includes listening to the story of Peter, who experienced psychosis after drug use. Download…

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Fresh Eyes
Fresh Eyes

Fresh Eyes

Pick and Mix Activity 2: An activity to consider the ways culture can impact on experiences of mental distress — in particular, food and body issues. Participants watch or act a play about aliens that provides an ‘outsider’ view. A…

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Building Wellness
Building Wellness

Building Wellness

Pick and Mix Activity 3: Recommended ending activity An activity that introduces the Māori model of health Te Whare Tapa Whā and includes listening to young New Zealanders sharing their mental health journeys. A worksheet encourages participants to look at…

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