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Welcome!
Welcome!

Welcome!

Introduction: Conversations for Change is a free resource for those who work with young people. It contains comprehensive facilitator’s guides to five group activities which challenge stigma and discrimination, and generate safe conversations about mental distress. The resource aims to…

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Facilitator’s Videos
Facilitator’s Videos

Facilitator’s Videos

Download the support notes and watch the videos:

Supporting information and video summary notes

These short videos will help you feel prepared to run this resource. The first video (9 minutes) covers the main messages sitting behind Conversations for Change. The second video (7 minutes) discusses challenging conversations that may come up when you’re facilitating the resource and gives you tips and structure on how to manage these.

The third video is especially for those facilitators who would like to share their experience of mental distress with their group, and informs you on how to do this in a way that helps reduce stigma.

Further Reading

While each activity in Conversations for Change has a facilitator guide with all the information you  need, we have also included a list of further reading options to help you extend your knowledge and encourage your curiosity. The further reading lists are great places to direct active participants who might like to learn more.

Messages

Challenging Conversations

Conversations for Change is about challenging stigma and discrimination related to mental distress, and increasing social inclusion. It has a strong help-seeking message, however it is not a suicide prevention programme. We believe that all of our community needs to be informed about the signs that indicate someone is considering suicide

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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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