There are heaps of ways to get your workplace involved in MHAW this year, whether you’re back in the office or working from home (you’re doing great, Aucklanders!)
We know it’s a busy time, so here’s a handy list of the different ways to get your workplace involved.
Download MHAW resources
Whilst it’s too late to order physical resources now, there are plenty of resources available to download which will help your workplace take time to kōrero, like:
- The MHAW Guide for daily inspiration and activity ideas.
- The Workplace Kōrero Card Set video-call activity for you to use in your next team meeting to build stronger connections with your hoamahi/colleagues by taking time to kōrero.
- The Mindful Colouring Template for staff to take a relaxing break from mahi and get those creative juices flowing.
- These Zoom backgrounds, e-signatures and screensavers to help you spread the word online and remind you to take time to kōrero.
- This How to Tell Your Lived Experience Story Safely guide for some tips for anyone thinking of sharing their mental health story.
Add a song to the MHAWNZ Spotify playlist
Music can be a great way to communicate and express how we're feeling. This MHAW, add your favourite song to the playlist then tune in to discover the music that makes others feel good too.
When selecting your waiata be inspired by Te Whare Tapa Whā - maybe it's a song you love to work out to for your tinana (body), that uplifts your wairua (spirit), soothes your hinengaro (mind) or a whānau favourite you sing along to in the car!
Take part in the MHAW Challenge
Our Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) challenge is back for 2021! If you’ve taken part before, you’ll notice it looks a little different this year. We still have some awesome prizes to give out each day, plus an overall grand prize, but the emphasis this year is on simply doing the daily action (and showing us you’ve done it), rather than taking a perfect photo! Encourage your colleagues to take part – you can find out more here.
Other ways to get involved
- Check out our What’s On calendar, to see what MHAW events are taking place near you or submit your own if your workplace is planning one!
- Visit our Good Reads or Helpful Resources pages for further conversation starters, tips and info on mental health and wellbeing, some specific to workplaces.
- Encourage your colleagues to read the inspiring stories on our website about the importance of kōrero for people across Aotearoa, including how workplaces are participating in MHAW.
- Check out our two new workplace wellbeing webinars - Mental health during times of uncertainty and An integrated approach to mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.
Remember to register to receive daily updates during Mental Health Awareness Week. We can't wait to see how your workplace gets involved this MHAW!