All Right? – a Healthy Christchurch initiative led by the Canterbury District Health Board and the Mental Health Foundation – raises public awareness about mental health and wellbeing through its website and free 0800 helpline. Engagement with community groups provides information on how Cantabrians can improve their mental health and wellbeing, and get the support they need.
In 2015 All Right? launched a new project, Te Waioratanga, in the lead up to Te Matatini the national Kapa haka festival being held in Otautahi (4–8 March). Te Waioratanga denotes the soundness of body and mind which is achieved through the practice of culturally appropriate methods to support wellbeing. The project features six beautiful black and white portraits of kapa haka practitioners reflecting on the part that kapa haka plays in enhancing their wellbeing and encourages a conversation within whanau hapu and iwi about the things that support positive wellbeing.
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Being bullied as a child and then working as a clinical psychologist led Sam O'Sullivan to establish Tough Talk, a website and Facebook page that explores and supports men’s mental wellbeing.
Since launching in February 2013 the All Right? campaign has developed a loyal and dedicated following in Canterbury. One such fan is Sandy Turner – educator, clown doctor, and road cone wearing cyclist.
Aaron Hapuku recalls little in the school curriculum, or the media, celebrating positive Māori identity when he was growing up.
Cantabrians Emily Arps and George Gribbin have secret identities. When called on, they voluntarily don large foam-rubber heads and become two of the All Righties.
Jenni Marceau is the first to admit that she is not the worst affected by the 2011 Canterbury earthquakes.