Barbara Tane, left, and Te Rōpu Wāhine Māori Toko i te Ora branch president Melodie Hamon at the White Ribbon Day in Te Awamutu
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Looking after your mental wellbeing

Being healthy means you’re better able to cope with all the little stresses that everyday life throws at you, like getting stuck in traffic, sitting exams, or moving house. But even when you look after yourself, sometimes you might find things get a bit much. At times like these, you’ll need support to get you through.

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Gaining work experience

Voluntary work and internships can provide you with an opportunity to gain work experience and skills, and to make contact with potential future employers.

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Flatting with others

Does the person you support need help setting up a flat with friends – possibly others with a disability as well? Flatting or house-sharing is a great option if a person doesn’t want to live alone but wants to gain some independence.

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Dating and disability

If finding a girlfriend or boyfriend is important to you, don’t give up. Let your friends, family and support workers know that having a relationship is important to you and ask for their support.

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Managing healthy relationships

Developing good relationships is important for our wellbeing. Good relationships make us feel safe and nurtured; they make us feel valued and give a sense of belonging.

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Fe Jacobs

The many sides of Fe

Often the first thing people see when they meet 23-year-old Fe Jacobs is her disability. She just wishes it wasn’t all they see.

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