Written by Christie Frost, HLED122 class member
Under the guidance of lecturer Tracy Clelland, Canterbury University’s HLED122 class organised the Allright? Amble event on Sunday 4 October, in conjunction with AllRight?, Mental Health Foundation, Christchurch City Council and the WALKING festival.
The ‘5 Ways to Wellbeing’ (Take Notice, Give, Connect, Be Active, and Keep Learning) were the basis for the AllRight? Amble. With a station for each of the ‘5 Ways’, each stop was dedicated to activities that bring families together and were designed to teach people simple ways to enhance their mental wellbeing.
With over 500 people in attendance, all families enjoyed spending time with each other in the sunshine and commented on how fun it was to connect with each other.
The responses from 451 participants overwhelmingly identified how hard working the students were and how their positive and friendly approach made it an outstanding family day.
The AllRight? Amble will again be part of the HLED122 course in 2016. For more information on the AllRight? campaign visit www.allright.org.nz.