Health mes­sage fo­cus to flour­ish and feel good

South Waikato News - - NEWS - By ADEN MILES

Flour­ish­ing, feel­ing good and func­tion­ing were the themes of the 2010 Mental Health Aware­ness Week.

Mental Health Aware­ness Week be­gan on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 4 and the Mental Health Foun­da­tion en­cour­aged ev­ery­one to fo­cus on the pos­i­tive as­pects of life and the com­mu­ni­ties around them.

The week saw a num­ber of ex­cit­ing and in­for­ma­tive events held through­out New Zealand.

Progress to Health was in­volved in sev­eral ac­tiv­i­ties last week in­clud­ing hav­ing a stand at the Toko­roa Farm­ers Mar­ket.

They were also rep­re­sented in Tau­marunui with a quiz evening and on Fri­day held an open fo­rum in Pu­taruru with fam­ily and care­givers.

Mental Health Aware­ness Week ran from Oc­to­ber 4-10.

It is en­dorsed by the World Fed­er­a­tion for Mental Health and is marked in more than 150 coun­tries.

AWARE­NESS: Rachel Stow­ers was busy weav­ing this month at Cre­ative Arts dur­ing Mental Health Aware­ness Week.

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