Hauora, mental health, wellbeing are topics that are at the forefront of international and national discussions today. So how can we make it an even greater priority in our Edmund Rice schools, communities, and organisations, especially when working with people who are vulnerable, when we aspire to such values as presence, compassion liberation as well as fundamental touchstones such as liberating education, gospel spirituality, inclusive communities, and justice and solidarity? This gathering is not only open to the Edmund Rice Network in New Zealand but also to anyone else who wants to join in the conversations, listen to challenging keynote speakers, participate in focused workshops, build networks, and gain valuable insights to take back home. This gathering explores such topics as understanding wellbeing, mental health, caring for the environment, working with people who are vulnerable, creating supportive communities and workplaces, and finding ways of acknowledging and nurturing our own personal wellbeing.
Date: Saturday 8th September 2018 – 9:30am until 5:30pm Sunday 9th September 2018 – 9:30am until 1pm
Venue: St Thomas of Canterbury College, Middlepark Road. Christchurch, New Zealand.
Conference image: A photograph by Margaret Vickers of sculptor Michael Parekowhai’s work entitled The Lighthouse which is designed to look like a classic Kiwi state house. The artwork sits on the end of Queens Wharf, Auckland. (c) Margaret Vickers Photography – used with permission