mental health

Teaching interpersonal skills, resilience and wellbeing

The New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) has just published Mental health education and hauora: Teaching interpersonal skills, resilience, and wellbeing.

Although it is for school teachers it may well be of interest to tutors in the ACE sector.

This resource supports teaching children and young people about mental health, wellbeing, resilience, and interpersonal skills. It was written with support from the Beeby Fellowship funded by the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO and NZCER.

Whakapapa quilts: finding connections, empowerment and hope

Maungarongo Te Kawa

Maungarongo Te Kawa (Ngāti Porou) is an artist, storyteller, quilter and fashion designer.

His whakapapa quilts workshops are based on the traditional concepts of te whare pora (the creative zone), waipunarangi (the source of creativity) and hine te iwaiwa, (the energy of nature).

“These traditional concepts,” says Maungarongo, “are also used by people like indigenous midwives, weavers, artists and healers. They are part of living a whole, healthy, vital life.