As part of Bupa’s Wellness program, Karen was able to participate in the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course, we ran in Auckland recently. Karen has written a terrific article on mental health in New Zealand.

“The content was at times confronting and triggered some of us, with the odd tear being shared, myself included. Run over two days, I personally learned that nearly everything I had done or thought in the past about Mental Health, though well intentioned, was wrong!
We all have Mental Health, like physical health we have good days and not so good days …
I would recommend Mental Health First Aid not just for Managers but all people – this is a human issue. …
In Maori we have a proverb – we say the most important thing in the world is “He Tangata, He Tangata, He Tangata” the people, the people, the people.”
Read Karen’s full article