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LAST MEETING:  Abbey Busch & Chris Dean from Youthline
Earlier this year our club had organised a public "Walk for Mental Health" and gave the resulting $5400 to Youth Line. Tonight Abbey Busch and Chris Dean explained what Youth Line does.  The statistics of mental health in New Zealand are frightening: one person in four will develop clinical anxiety at some stage and one in seven depression. The most vulnerable age group is 15 - 25.
Abbey came from Auckland to Wellington in 2017. With a B.Sc. in Psychology she is a career course assessor for Youth Line. She is currently studying Level 4 Maori and gave an introduction in fluent Maori.  Chris hails from North Shore and came to Wellington via Palmerston North.  He has been part of the Youth Line Communication Team since 2019. He is a pilot for Air New Zealand regional flights and is the peer support person for pilots.
Youth Line was started in 1970 as a 24/7 phone and text help line for young people. It is filling an urgent need as there is currently a year long waiting list to see a professional psychologist on National Health.  Youth Line can give immediate support and is often a pathway to professional help. The target audience  is young people but anyone can call them. The most common first  communication method is texting, which often leads to talking later.
As by definition most callers are very vulnerable it is vital that Youth Line volunteer counsellors are well trained, and a four week self-development course is supplied for new counsellors, with formal training after that if they prove suitable. In all a counsellor will receive fifty hours of training and subsequent further courses.  Money is needed to maintain the service and to train new counsellors, who currently range from 19 to 60s.  In 2019 the Wellington Youth Line received over 400 calls and 1,000 texts. Covid lockdowns meant that counsellors could not use their domestic phone lines and had to revert to texting alone, and some fund sponsors were stretched.
Abbey is also a co-ordinator of youth development programmes and provides workshops involving acknowledged experts and often school youth groups.  We were left with the feeling that our contribution was money well used, and grateful to Abbey and Chris for their work for Youth Line and their talk to us.

Community & Member Activity

Healthy in the Hutt – 19 June 2021
This was a great day with very good attendance and positive feedback from the exhibitors.  The event was held at the Walter Nash Stadium which was an ideal venue.
Jul 05, 2021

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Jul 12, 2021
Music Therapy
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Upcoming Meetings & Events
Monthly Brunch Meeting
Norma Blue Cafe
Jul 01, 2021
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Committees' Meet
Avalon Pavilion
Jul 19, 2021
Monthly Brunch Meeting
Norma Blue Cafe
Aug 05, 2021
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Cancer Society Daffodil Day Collection
Hutt Hospital
Aug 27, 2021 9:00 AM -
Aug 28, 2021 5:00 PM
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New Satellite Group?
7 Reasons Young (and Young-ish) People Should Join Rotary
How to Log-in
Rotary in General
District 9940 Website
Activity & Training Programmes
Important Rotary Documents
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Risk Management Document
Civil Defence site
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General Notices:





* Club Changeover - 28th June 2021: Please arrive at 6pm for a 6:30pm start. Please apologise or advise guests to Ron by noon on Saturday.

* District Changeover -3rd July 2021: This year's district changeover will be held at Massey University in Palmerston North. For details, click HERE:

* Movie Night -28th July 2021: Please mark your diaries now for our first fund raising event of the new Rotary year. Further details from Jaye in the next Bulletin.

* Rotary Number Plates: Feilding Rotary have a number of number plate surrounds for sale, celebrating 100 years of Rotary in NZ.  They are $15.00 a pair, plus postage.  For further information contact: Michael Bryant:

* Duffy Books - Click HERE to read a very interesting newsletter from Duffy Books.

* Funds Raised: Sergeant's Session - $99:30

* Community Funds Distributed: Eastern Hutt Rotary can be proud that we distributed $33,717 to local and international recipients during the past 12 months.

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Parting Thought: 
"The second half of a man's life is made up of nothing but the habits he has acquired during the first half." ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 1821-1881, Russian writer

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