Dr Davies visits Farm Cove Intermediate

Dr Richard Davies, second from the right, visited Farm Cove Intermediate to observe their well-being St John programme on Monday May 23. Photo Wayne Martin.

The well-being of young people is important.

It is important to the community and to the future of New Zealand.

At Farm Cove Intermediate School there has been a united effort to equip New Zealand’s youth with the wellbeing skills they will need to become successful and productive members of society.

There is strong evidence that learning about mental health, and developing strategies for mental health, can have a positive protective impact on wellbeing.

Thanks to the help of the St John’s Community Education team and their Whātuia te Waiora Weaving Well-being Program, the students at Farm Cove Intermediate School have the opportunity to weave positivity into their daily lives through a range of activities in a variety of areas. And Dr Richard Davies, patron of St John’s Community Health Services and Governor General Dame Cindy Kiro’s husband, had the opportunity to see this programme in action when he visited the school on Monday May 23.

We are grateful for the support of Dr Davies the Patron of St Johns, Steve Montgomery, Sarah Manley and Jacci Tatnell for visiting and observing the program in action.