Mental Health and Wellbeing: An evening with Lorelei Mason

Come and join us at Tῡranga library as former TVNZ Health reporter Lorelei Mason leads a panel discussion, with Dame Sue Bagshaw, authors Steve Langley, Naomi Arnold and Tusiata Avia who all feature in our Reading in Mind collection.

Lorelei will explore the issues and stories of those with ‘lived’ experience of mental health issues, the challenges and insights. Anyone experiencing (or supporting someone with) a mental health issue like anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder or worry will benefit from attending.

When: 6.00-7.30pm, Thursday 3 October 2019
Where: Turanga Central Library, TSB room
Who: All welcome
Details: A free event with catering and refreshments will be provided


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Meet our panelists:


Dame Sue Bagshaw, youth health advocate is well known for her work with youth and establishment of 198 Youth Health Centre in 1995. She was recently recognised for her substantial contributions to youth and made a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Steve Langley compiled and published a collection of short stories from youth entitled Been There and is known for his work as Chairperson of the Collaborative Trust an organisation providing research and evaluation of projects and social initiatives for youth and their wellbeing.

Naomi Arnold in her published book Headlands shares stories told by people of their lived experience of anxiety from all walks of life: poets, novelists, and journalists, musicians, social workers, and health professionals.

Tusiata Avia is a poet, performer and children’s book writer and writer in residence at Christchurch City library. Of Samoan and Palagi descent, she will bring a Pasifika perspective to the discussion.