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Resources & Brain Food

A space on the internet to learn and open your mind. Below is a collection of resources and tools to offer support and enhance your wellbeing.


Neighbourhood Body Scan Meditation
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The body scan is one of the most effective ways to begin mindfulness meditation practice. The purpose is to tune in to your body—to reconnect to your physical self—and notice any sensations you’re feeling without judgment. While many people find the body scan relaxing, relaxation is not the primary goal. The goal is to train the mind to be more open and aware of sensory experiences—and ultimately, more accepting. The body scan can help build your ability to focus and be fully present in your life.

Follow along to our body Scan Meditation at home by listening to the pre recorded session below. 



Be proactive: If you hear people talking about things you’d enjoy too - say you’d be keen to come too

Ask a colleague to grab a coffee one morning next week, or a drink after work

Ask someone in your tutorial or class if they want to go for a walk in the weekend and enjoy some sun

Grab an icecream or a warm drink at a local cafe with an old friend you drifted from recently

Facetime a sibling or old school friend to catch up

Go to a yoga or fitness class and ask someone what they are up to in the weekend (grab their instagram)

If someone has a dog, say you’d love to walk it sometime with them

Try someone elses hobby with them Cook your housemates dinner and share time together over some yummy kai

Come to a Neighbourhood event and meet other very cool humans in our community


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Our new blog 'In Conversation' a safe space on the internet to converse in a colloqiual, shared space about the taboo, difficult and the beautiful.

Take a read here

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Te reo and Te ao Maori knowledge by our good friend Ella. Check out her mahi @manawamaori


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Auckland June 30th
Wellington July 22nd
Christchurch July 18th
Dunedin August 4th


Lifeline (24/7):  0800 543 354

Tautoko: 0508 828 8656

Samatarians: (24/7): 0800 726 666 ot TXT 234 

Free call or text 1737 any time for support from a trained counsellor.

Youthline: (0800 376 633)

RainbowYouth: 09-376 4155

Puāwaitanga: 0800 782 999

Women’s Refuge crisis line | 0800 733 843 - 24 hours – includes the Journal online help service. –  online e-therapy tool 

Anxiety NZ: 0800269 4389


Victim Support: 0800 843 846

Safe to Talk (24/7): 0800 044 334 or TXT 4334


Alcohol and Drugs - 0800787 797

Alcohol and Drugs Maori - 0800787 798

Alcohol and Drugs Pasifica - 0800 787 799

Eating Disorders:

0800 EDANZ or 09522 2679

Student Rights Services:

0800 499 488

Mates loneliness support:

0800 735 283


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Online for the month of June 




From the tip to the bottom of Aotearoa:

Scotts Point (North Cape, All levels) 

The Bluff (North Cape, All Levels) 

Hahie (Coromandel, Intermediate-Advanced) 

Pauanui (Coromandel, All levels)

Boneyards (Raglan, Advanced) 

Manu bay (Raglan, Advanced-Expert) 

Wainui (Gisborne, Intermediate- Advanced)

Omaha beach  ( Auckland East, All Levels, Crowded beach know the rules)

Forestry (Auckland East, All Levels, Crowded beach know the rules) 

Muriwai (Auckland West, Intermediate, Crowded beach know the rules) 

The Gap (Castlepoint, All Levels) 

Stevos (Wellington, Experts) 

Eastbourne (Wellington, All levels)

Clifford bay (Blenheim, All levels) 

Saint Clair (South Dunedin, All Levels) 

Smails Beach (Dunedin, All Levels) 

Pūrākaunui Bay (Catlins, All Levels) 

Papatowai (Catlins, Expert, Cool to visit!)

Porridge (Invercargill, Advanced) 


Check The Conditions:

Windy: weather systems and wind

Surfline: forecasts

SwellMap: forecasts

Surfforecast: Forecasts & Surf Reports WW

Magicseaweed: Forecast & Surf Reports WW

Surfseekernz: Forecasts & Surf Reports NZW

Surf NZ: Surf webcams



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