News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 


Campaign aims to take Canterbury beyond All Right


Healthy Christchurch – All Right

February 25, 2013

World first campaign aims to take Canterbury beyond All Right

A world first social marketing campaign designed to help us think about our mental health and wellbeing is hitting the streets of Canterbury this week.

The ‘All Right’ campaign is a Healthy Christchurch project led by the Mental Health Foundation and the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB).

Sue Turner, Healthy Christchurch manager, says there is a strong need for the campaign.


“Canterbury has changed a lot and we all see things a little differently. All Right is about helping people realise that they’re not alone, encouraging them to connect with others, and supporting them to boost their wellbeing,” Ms Turner says.

“Over the next three years the campaign will continue to evolve to meet the changing needs of our community.”

Ms Turner says the campaign has been informed by extensive research, including interviews with community leaders, focus groups, and a phone survey of 800 people in Christchurch, Waimakariri and Selwyn.

“Our research showed that there are large chunks of our population who are struggling and who would benefit from tools and support to improve their wellbeing.

“The stress and anxiety caused by dealing with insurance, repairs, and the agencies involved in the recovery has resulted in a ‘double blow’ which for many has proved more debilitating than the earthquakes.

Sue says the research also showed there’s a sense people have been forgotten in the recovery and buildings are more important than people.

“All Right is about ensuring wellbeing is at the heart of our recovery,” Sue says.

“Overall the research paints a very complex picture of where people are with their wellbeing. On the one hand people are struggling with specifics – things like dealing with insurers and repairs. On the other there's a new found sense of hope and optimism for the future.”

Sue Turner says the campaign is a world first.

“This is the first time a social marketing campaign focusing on mental health and wellbeing has been used following a major disaster. We anticipate that what we’ve learned so far in the development of the campaign, and what we will continue to discover, will be of great benefit to future recovery efforts around the world.”


There are three phases to the campaign. The first phase started this week and includes street posters, bus shelters and newspaper advertising. Phase two begins in late March and encourages people to stop and consider their wellbeing and that of others, and to take small steps to address it. Phase three provides opportunities and resources for communities in Canterbury to make the campaign their own.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Scoop Review Of Books: The Typewriter Factory

I finished reading Don’t Dream It’s Over not long after it came out last August. I even started writing a review, which took something of an ‘I’m sorry people, but it’s already over’ approach. I’ve been pretty negative about journalism as it’s practiced in the mainstream (or MSM, or corporate media or liberal media or whatever terminology you prefer) for quite some time (see for example Stop the Press), and I believe the current capitalist media model is destructive and can’t be reformed. More>>

Sheep Update: Solo World Shearing Record Broken In Southland

Southland shearer Leon Samuels today set a new World solo eight-hours strongwool ewe-shearing after a tally of 605 in a wool shed north of Gore. More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis Review: Dick Frizzell At The Solander Gallery

One of the most influential and celebrated contemporary Pop artists working in New Zealand, Dick Frizzell is mostly known for his appropriation of kitsch Kiwiana icons, which he often incorporates into cartoon-like paintings and lithographs. Not content with adhering to one particular style, he likes to adopt consciously unfashionable styles of painting, in a manner reminiscent of Roy Lichtenstein. More>>

Old Music: Pop Icon Adam Ant Announces NZ Tour

Following his recent sold out North American and UK tours, Adam Ant is celebrating the 35th anniversary of the release of his landmark KINGS OF THE WILD FRONTIER album with a newly-remastered reissue (Sony Legacy) and Australasian tour. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books:
Looking Back

Writing a memoir that appeals to a broad readership is a difficult undertaking. As an experienced communicator, Lloyd Geering keeps the reader’s interest alive through ten chapters (or portholes) giving views of different aspects of his life in 20th-century New Zealand. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Purple (and Violet) Prose

This is the second recent conjoint publication by Reeve and Stapp; all to do with esoteric, arcane and obscure vocabulary – sesquipedalian, anyone – and so much more besides. Before I write further, I must stress that the book is an equal partnership between words and images and that one cannot thrive without the other. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Health
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news