People First NZ – 2022 Speaking Up Course Promo

People First will deliver a free course- Speaking Up and we plan to have 5 courses in Auckland / Northland from March to October. It will be delivered via Zoom since the COVID Pandemic is uncertain. Enclosed please find more information.

The Speaking Up Courses assist people with learning disability to strengthen their confidence; develop their personal skills and understanding of relationships within their families, community, and residential and vocational services. The courses place a strong emphasis on interactive learning. The courses can also help participants to appreciate and value their own abilities. Each course is designed 6 two-hour sessions with a maximum of 6 people when the courses are run through online Zoom.

A variety of visual aids, videos, teaching tools and creative experiential processes are used to present this learning, and the participants explore in a very simple way:

•             The meaning of ‘self-advocacy’

•             Choices and Responsibilities

•             Friendships

•             Participation in the community

•             The fundamental laws and rights we all have as New Zealanders

•             The UN Convention for the rights of people with disabilities

•             Visiting speakers are also invited to some sessions

Contact:
Yi Small, Course Coordinator
Email: yi@peoplefirst.org.nz
Mobile phone: 027 526 3387

Best Neighbour’s in Kirikiriroa

Check out this amazing “Best Neighbour’s” good news story, highlighting the great relationship and bond that one of our Te Roopu Taurima whare in the Kirikiriroa (Hamilton) region has formed with one of its neighbour’s.
Click on the links below to read the stories provided by each of the media sources:

He Kokona Ngākau: Our Stories

In November 2020, Te Roopu Taurima(TRT) launched a new storytelling project that celebrates the strengths and resilience of the tāngata we support: He Kokona Ngākau.

He Kokona Ngākau is a video series made with the support of the Mental Health Foundation and the Ministry of Health’s Whai Ora, Whiti Ora fund. It explores the many different ways tāngata experience wellness and the tools that have helped them navigate the challenges of covid-19 restrictions. Read more