Each year the NZPsS has a national Psychology Week. This initiative aims to increase public awareness of how psychology can help people, families/whanau and communities find ways to increase their psychological wellbeing. It also aims to raise awareness of the wide variety of roles that psychologists have in the health, justice, corrections, educational and other sectors.
Psychology Week features events involving the New Zealand Psychological Society psychologists across the country including public events and media articles on a range of issues.The public are welcome at many events below - attendance is free.
The theme this year is:
He Aroha Whakato, He Aroha Puta Mai- If kindness is sown then kindness you shall receive
2022 sees a mix of in-person and online events across the week including panel discussions, lectures, webinars and informal networking. The online programme will be added here and Zoom links will be added prior to the events.To download publicity resources and event posters click here. Scroll to see our events below.
Come along to a free in-person event near you that's been arranged by your local NZPsS branch committee
In-Person Events - for the Public
Monday 16 May at 6pm
Join the Otago/Southland Branch for a public lecture on "Kindness and How We Can Show it to Ourselves and to Others" at the Guthrie Pavillion, 2 Shore Street, Andersons Bay, Dunedin.
In-Person Events - for the Psychological Community
Friday 20 May at 1pm
Join the Institute of Community Psychology Aotearoa for a coffee and a slice on us to network and connect in an informal, stress-free environment. Join us in Hamilton at Momento Lakes (Waikato University), in Tauranga at Grindz Cafe (50 First Avenue) and in Rotorua at Aroma Cafe (1126 Fenton Street).
Saturday 21 May at 2pm
Congregate at the Cafe - Join the Waikato Branch at the Hamilton Gardens Cafe for a hot (or cold) drink and to catch up with colleagues from 2pm.