Over the last two years LookUp has grown and evolved! Lookup 2016 saw over 100 young people from 14 schools explore wellbeing around alcohol and other drugs, learning alongside 50 health professionals.
We’ve heard your feedback, and we’re putting together another amazing event for you! LookUp 2017 explores wellbeing around relationships. Because this theme is a big task, our team is collaborating with the best organisations to provide diverse and engaging workshops delivered by young professionals.
My Voice Matters is an interactive youth empowerment workshop aimed at supporting young people to harness and use their own unique and powerful voices to create positive change. Using the creative tool of spoken word poetry, this workshop will be an exciting opportunity for young people to connect and share in a safe and supportive space, and a chance for Rika to pass on the valuable life lessons she has come to learn through her experiences.
The founder of My Voice Matters, Rika Paikea, is a 23 year old youth mentor from South Auckland. She has lived an unconventional life; overcoming adversities such as mental illness, abuse, addiction and homelessness
You can find out more here: www.facebook.com/myvoicemattersnz
Relationships and the Vā
What does it mean to be a Pacific person in Aotearoa in the 21st Century? This workshop will look at how Pacific people can navigate the world of relationships. Love Life Fono Trust (LLF Trust) is a new organisation that aims to support, empower and activate Rainbow Pasifika communities in Aotearoa. The speakers, Jono Selu and Jaycee Tanuvasa are both social activists that sit on the LLF Trust Board. Jono has a background in health promotion and young people’s wellbeing. Jaycee is a creative practitioner with a passion for social justice and young people.
Intimate relationships can be tricky at the best of times and talking to your partner about sexual health and personal boundaries can be awkward. This workshop will be split into three sections and will;
1- Explore conversations young people shoulder be having with people they are sexually intimate with to help look after themselves.
2- Look at how relationships can become unhealthy and some of the common reasons why that is.
3- Discuss ending a relationship in the age of social media.
Auckland Sexual Health Service is a free regional service for people wanting help and support for the testing, treatment and diagnosis of sexually transmitted infections (STI). They have four clinics in Auckland (Greenlane, Mangere, Henderson and Glenfield) and are contactable at 0800 739 432.
The workshop on Healthy and Respectful Relationships will focus mainly on consent and how people can negotiate consent in a respectful and safe way. We will look at what consent is and then go into some important considerations people need to keep in mind when negotiating consent. The workshop will also explore times when people are not able to give consent.
This interactive workshop will include 2 videos and activities.
At the end of the workshop we hope that participants would know what ASKING, LISTENING, RESPECTING and REFLECTING look like, feel like and sound like.
Rape Prevention Education (RPE) works in the greater Auckland area to prevent sexual violence through the delivery of education and health promotion/prevention activities. RPE delivers well established and popular education programmes and resources for youth and professionals, including BodySafe, Dealing with Disclosures and Mates and Dates.
Community Campaigns Manager of OurActionStation, Eliot Pryor will lead a session exploring the tools for engaging as a citizen with causes, politics and hope.
ActionStation is a digital community of more than 170,000 like-minded members who participate in campaigns designed to drive a fairer, more just and sustainable Aotearoa New Zealand.
ActionStation’s job is to connect people so that their voice has more impact and power to hold political and corporate interests to account
Developing a positive relationship with yourself.
The workshop begins with a brief introduction exercise, then a basic mindfulness practice. There is a short teaching point on the significance of building a positive relationship with self in terms of resilience. We run 2 exercises- ‘Letter from a future self’ and a self-compassion practice (depending on how the timings go we might just run one exercise and give the other as a take away practice). Participants are given handouts for both of these exercises as well as a list of further information and resources which they could take away to continue to practice and apply in daily life.
Mindsets is a 7 week mindfulness based resiliency program for youth which has been running in a selected number of schools across Auckland in the last few years. This course has been developed by Changeability, the social enterprise arm of Connect Supporting Recovery over the last 5 years, and is currently being expanded and adapted for adults in the corporate and business sectors as well. It is based on the latest resiliency, mindfulness, and positive psychology research. It’s fundamental underpinnings are ACT (Acceptance and commitment therapy) and Mindfulness.
Vikki Baird is a Counselling Psychologist working in private practice, Vikki runs introduction to Mindfulness workshops through Mindfulness Works, as well as facilitating and being part of the on-going development team for Mindsets.
Vikki also works individually with adults and teenagers who are experiencing anxiety, self-esteem, relationship, or adjustment issues in daily life.
We invite schools to register groups of young people and support them to come and participate on the day.