The Christmas season can be difficult, but understanding issues such as depression, anxiety and burnout can be an important first step to coping during difficult times, and helping others do the same. Here is a selection of books that offer clarity and insight into important areas of well-being.
Ko Parengarenga te moana, Parengarenga is the ocean Ko Tawhitirahi te maunga, Tawhitirahi is the mountain Ko Awapoka te awa, Awapoka is the river Ko Kurahaupo te waka, Kurahaupo is the ocean going canoe Ko Potahi raua koTe Reo Mihi oku marae, Potahi and Te Reo Mihi are my traditional meeting places Ko Te Aupouri, ko Ngati Kuri, ko Te Rarawa, ko Ngapuhi nui tonu oku iwi, My tribes are Te Aupouri, Ngati Kuri, Te Rarawa and Ngapuhi Ko Hinemoa taku ingoa, my name is Hinemoa Elder Dr Hinemoa Elder has lived on Waiheke Island for 21 years. She is a child and adolescent psychiatrist, working at the Child and Family Unit at Starship Hospital, in Auckland. She is also a Maori Strategic Leader for the Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) for the Ageing Brain. You can also find her on Instagram @drhinemoa.
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