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Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

Across Aotearoa, almost 10,000 workplaces, communities, whānau, schools and kura will be celebrating the taonga/treasure that is our mental health. Each day of MHAW has a theme inspired by Te Whare Tapa Whā, a model developed by Māori health advocate and MHF patron Sir Mason Durie. “Te Whare Tapa Whā helps us to find ways to look after our taha wairua (spiritual health), taha tinana (physical health), taha hinengaro (emotional and mental health), taha whānau (family and friends). Whe...

September 21, 2020

Workplace Wellbeing Networking Event

About this Event PressGo is a social enterprise creating mentally healthy workplaces by means of delivering educational workshops teaching staff and employers about the various areas and tips around Mental Health at work. Mental Health Awareness week runs from 21st - 27th September 2020 and World Mental Health Day is on the 10th of October 2020. PressGo is hosting an event on 6th October 2020 at the FMG Stadium, Hamilton, raising funds for Progress to Health and the Mental Health Foundation - tw...

August 31, 2020

Encouraging Team Building During Lockdown

Team building is a collective term for various types of activities used to enhance social relations and define roles within teams, often involving collaborative tasks that bring teams closer together. Wikipedia How is this achieved if everyone is working in isolation?     Well, Heres 10 tips to get you started. 1. CommunicationCommunication is a vital part of survival, cavemen communicated with grunts and noises and pictures drawn on the walls. In order for us to have a ...

April 6, 2020

Working from home during the COVID19 pandemic.

There's nothing better than a rainy pajama day at home and sometimes it is definitely needed for our mental health but what happens when it starts to affect our mental health negatively ?  Its so easy to fall into the slump of staying in your pajamas as you work from home but it is a vital part of your day that makes a huge different each morning. What is Pyjama Paralysis? Pyjama Paralysis is a loss of strength and function caused by long periods of bed rest (usually in pajamas ) Not gettin...

March 24, 2020

New report explores mental wellbeing of small business owners and employees

The Mental Health Foundation and Xero have released the 2019 Small Business Wellbeing Report. The report, (which can be downloaded below) looks at the day-to-day stressors many small business owners face, and their attitudes towards wellbeing. It includes advice on how leaders can manage staff wellbeing and support their teams with a positive work environment. “The 2019 Small Business Wellbeing Report highlights a massive opportunity for New Zealand’s small business sector to take the lead t...

November 11, 2019

Mental Wellbeing programme provides healthy tools for support workers

Hamilton-based social enterprise PressGo has launched a mental wellbeing and positive communication programme for care workers and the people they support. The Empowering Positive Behaviour programme uses effective communication techniques and a strengths-based approach to achieve positive outcomes. “We know that when we connect with people in the way they prefer, we build trust and see results.” Chief Executive, Karen Covell says. PressGo is the social enterprise arm of community-based orga...

October 30, 2019

Mental Health First Aid for the Workplace

With one in six Kiwi adults diagnosed with a common mental illness, many workplaces will have employees experiencing anxiety, depression, or bipolar disorder. Learn practical tools to support your team and insights to manage your own mental wellbeing at PressGo’s popular 3-hour workshop. You’ll learn: How to identify signs and symptoms of mental distress How to support someone in crisis and guide them to get the support they needTips to have the mental health conversation with your colleague...

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