GoodYarn Workshops for the Mackenzie Region 

The South Canterbury DHB is partnering with the Good Programmes Trust to bring free GoodYarn mental health literacy workshops to the farming and tourism communities of Fairlie, Twizel and Tekapo.

Mental health literacy programmes provide practical information of how to seek help for mental health concerns and how to help others who may have mental health symptoms. The workshops are practical, interactive and enjoyable.

The workshops will cover:

  • What mental health is and how to look after it;
  • How to talk to someone you are concerned about;
  • Signs and symptoms of mental stress and distress; and
  • How and where to go for support.

The facilitators are all experienced people, who are passionate about mental wellbeing, and who understand the unique challenges small rural communities face.

We hope to announce some more Community GoodYarn workshops soon so please check this page regularly, or if you’d like to be put on a waiting list, please email