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Let’s get real health sector stories

See how other organisations are using Let’s get real

DHBs, NGOs and professional bodies across the health sector are using Let’s get real to grow their health workers and improve outcomes for people and whānau with mental health and addiction needs.

If you would like to share your story of using Let's get real in your health setting, please contact our Let's get real Programme Lead, Trish Gledhill using her details at the bottom of this page.

Video stories

Learn how Odyssey, Auckland uses Let’s get real values workshops to bring their diverse teams and services together to understand their common purpose and take action. Odyssey is building a workplace where their people are best equipped to support New Zealanders with addiction needs.
Get inspired by how the Salvation Army partnered with Te Pou and software provider, Centranum, to build an online professional development tool incorporating the Let’s get real seven Real Skills to grow their people capabilities and tailor their individual learning pathways.
Hear from Waitematā DHB about how they use Let’s get real to adapt to changing demographics, as well as building their collective capacity to best respond to culturally diverse communities.

Find out how using Let’s get real has enabled Grace Ryu from Waitematā DHB and Dave Burnside from Odyssey to transform their people processes to improve workforce engagement and culture.

Hear about how using Let’s get real in tertiary education programmes has equipped Jane Barrington, Professional Teaching Fellow Course Coordinator at The University of Auckland to ensure the emerging health workforce is equipped to respond to people and whānau with mental health and addiction needs.

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