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20 November 2017

By Te Pou

Wendy Montgomery, Pathways

Doing the NESP programme gave Wendy Montgomery the skills, learning and confidence to develop a number of new projects at her service that have been of great benefit to service users.

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17 October 2017

By Equally Well

Leading positive change one person at a time, the role of support workers

Equally Well isn’t only about information, big organisational plans and policy changes, often it’s about a worker using what is at hand to make a big difference. Here is a great example of how a community support worker, and the person he was working with, found a sustainable and fun solution that made a world of difference to his wellbeing.

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17 October 2017

By Equally Well

Leadership for change in Canterbury

Linda Smith is one of the Consumer Advisors within Canterbury DHB. It is Linda’s role within the Specialist Mental Health Services of the DHB to work with managers to improve the services provided for people with experience of mental health issues. Here Linda shares her observations on some of the Equally Well initiatives the DHB is involved with to improve information, access and outcomes for people with mental health issues. She is a passionate advocate for Equally Well action.

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17 October 2017

By Equally Well

Organisations addressing systems barriers and advocating for change

Movement-building leadership for Equally Well is demonstrated by many organisations. Here we feature the Public Health Association, the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners, the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the South Island Alliance, to show what they are doing in their spheres of influence.

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2 October 2017

By Mark Smith

Psychosis and services in New Zealand

Mark Smith blogs upon his return from the recent ISPS Liverpool conference on psychosis.

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28 September 2017

Creating the nursing digest

Shivika Singh (RN) and Barry Kennedy (RN) Mason Clinic, Waitematā DHB discuss how they provide the array of journal articles for the nursing digest section of Handover.

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