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Tuesday 21 August 2012
1.30 pm at the Memorial Hall Supper Room next to the Library on Main St, Otaki.

Speaker: Dr Steven Finlay, CEO of the Cleantech Trust
Refreshment at conclusion

RVSP by 19th August 2012
Tel: (06) 364 8664
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Cancer Society "Daffodil Day"


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Manawatu S F (Schizophrenia Fellowship)

3rd Floor
Westside Chambers
151 The Square
Palmerston North  
Tel: (06) 355 8561
Fax: (06) 355 8562 
E-mail: manawatu.s.f@xtra.co.nz
Website: www.sfnat.org.nz/

Mission Statement
To provide the best possible education, advocacy and support for family/whanau of people experiencing a major mental illness.
Schizophrenia is a mental illness that can seriously affect a person's life, as well as the lives of their family and friends.
The onset of schizophrenia usually takes place in the late teens or early 20's - sometimes later for women. Around the world, approximately 1% of the population -- or one in a hundred people - will experience some form of schizophrenia.

Even though schizophrenia is rare, its early onset and the lifelong disability it brings to people affected, including their families, make schizophrenia one of the most catastrophic mental illnesses.

The name 'schizophrenia' has its roots the ancient Greek language, where two words meaning 'split' and 'mind' were combined. This explains the common misconception is that schizophrenia is a "multiple personality" - which is a very rare disorder and completely unrelated to schizophrenia.