Community Education

Community Education: “Well-being WOF/Tool Kit”
– ‘Wellness Warrant Of Fitness’ Submission, June 2018, https://www.mentalhealth.inquiry.govt.nz/
https://www.10shirleyroad.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/WellnessWarrantOfFitness.pdf
– “The Reading in Mind book scheme provides selected books and other resources (e-books, DVDs and CDs) on a wide range of mental health and wellbeing topics. If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health issue like anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder or worry, reading books on the issue can help you better manage your mental health and well being.”
https://www.pegasus.health.nz/your-health/useful-links-resources/reading-in-mind/
– HealthInfo: ‘A-Z health topics’, https://www.healthinfo.org.nz/index.htm?A-Z-health-topics-A_1.htm
– HealthInfo: ‘Living well and staying healthy’, https://www.healthinfo.org.nz/index.htm?Keeping-healthy.htm
– CHDB Mental Health, https://www.cdhb.health.nz/health-services/service/mental-health-addictions/


Community Education: “While You Wait”
How can we help people to deal with being put on a ‘waiting list’? What small steps can they take each day to be proactive? What skills could they learn to distract themselves from focusing on their place/position on the ‘waiting list’? What opportunities are there in the community to help them through this stage?
1. Health: (Referrals/Assessments) books, support groups, website links, Facebook pages/groups, medication info
2. Housing: (Get Social Housing/Find Rental/Buy House) budgeting skills, rental/property market info, savings/mortgage info
3. Employment: careers advice (https://www.careers.govt.nz/), CV preparation, networking, self-employment info, WINZ info


Community Education: “Climate Change 101”
Instead of protesting, start promoting! CCC needs to lead by example, showing residents that CCC decisions are focused first on buying/reusing/repurposing/recycling local.
“strikers presented the Mayor with three local demands…they wanted increased funding for climate education in schools…”
https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/climate-news/124825753/christchurch-climate-strike-organisers-hopeful-after-meeting-with-mayor
– Climate change is a big picture issue. How can we break it down into achievable practical day to day tasks/changes to the way we live in Christchurch?
– CCC ‘Learning Through Action’, can these programmes be made available for every resident?
https://ccc.govt.nz/the-council/learning-resources/learning-through-action/list-of-programmes/
– ‘Live Local, Go Local’: promoting buying/renting home near where you work/go to school/play
‘Where we live versus where we work’ Christchurch: https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/6f8b5f981ad34f11bedaf1725e9cb698
– Eco Homes: how to add more eco friendly features to your existing home? Promote achievable ways: insulation, heating, lights, sensors, sorting bins, eco central, recycle/donate items, toilet/shower water usage, ev charging station, solar power, rainwater collection, washing car, watering garden, purchasing decisions, clothing purchases/donate/recycle/fix
– Transport: educate/promote different types of transport, providing ev charging stations at civic facilities, bike stands, connecting bus routes to where people go: civic facilities, libraries, community centres, swimming pools.
– Promotional materials: images/info that residents/community groups can share on their social media posts to promote practical day to day tasks/changes to the way we live in Christchurch.