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For many people experiencing a mental health condition, the decision to return to employment can be a difficult one.
The Employment and Mental Health Option Grid has been published to help individuals and their health providers have evidence-informed conversations about the benefits and risks of returning to employment.
Completion rates for HoNOS have risen dramatically at MidCentral DHB in the past three years, from 9 per cent in 2008 to 84 per cent in 2012.
More than 300 mental health, addiction and disability sector leaders from around the world recently came together to share innovation and ways of improving services at the seventh International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL) and International Initiative for Disability Leadership (IIDL) meeting. We share photos and a video from the event.
Louise Bradley, President and CEO of the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), is in New Zealand in March to discuss Canada’s efforts to create mentally healthy workplaces.
More than 300 mental health and disability leaders from seven countries will meet in New Zealand on 6 -8 March to share best practice ideas for improving mental health and disability service care around the world.
People with a serious mental illness have a shorter life expectancy than people who don’t. Ken Jue, an international expert on physical and mental health from America talked to the health workforce about how they can improve life expectancy and quality of life for people with a mental illness by working more closely together.
An International child and youth mental health expert from America shared his experience in creating services that are more effective in helping young people with mental illness with the region’s mental health workforce.
Skills Matter, on behalf of the Ministry of Health, funds about 260 full-time-equivalent nurses to undertake postgraduate mental health and addiction training each year. Read about the results of the 2011 student survey.