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8 June 2017

By Mark Smith

AMHOIC - A story of our time

I want to tell you a simple story. A story of how data and information came from being a poor relation of mental health and addiction services, to being so integral even our Prime Minister champions its collection and use.

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15 May 2017

By Matua Raḵi

Addiction Leadership Day

To support existing and emerging leaders and managers, Matua Raki and the National Committee for Addiction Treatment (NCAT) hold three addiction leadership days a year. The most recent took place at the Amora Hotel in Wellington on 23 March 2017.

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15 May 2017

By Synthia Dash

Summary of funded disability workforce grants for March 2017 grant round

A summary of the funding allocated in the March 2017 grant round for the Consumer Leadership Development Grant and the Workforce Development Grant. The next funding round is in September.

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11 May 2017

By Matua Raḵi

Rebuilding lives, rebuilding communities

Due to the interest in Jobs, Friends and Houses we took the opportunity to ask some further questions from Sergeant Steve Hodgkins, founder and Shughie Morrison, training manager. I also took the opportunity through my IIMHL exchange to visit some other social enterprises, including Toowoomba Clubhouse, Vanguard Laundry and Ability Enterprises. Closer to home we have fabulous initiatives run by He Tohu Aroha Trust and Odyssey Cafe.

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10 May 2017

By Matua Raḵi

Substance Addiction (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 2017

Paul Chamberlain, director of corporate services, wrote how Jeremy Bentham was a philosopher and social reformer best remembered as an advocate of utilitarianism, the greatest good for the greatest number.

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10 May 2017

By Robyn Shearer

Around the sector - A word from Te Pou

I hope you all managed to have a good break over the summer holidays. I think many of us are still wishing summer would arrive as the weather has been less than optimal! Even so, I hope you got to spend some quality time with your whānau.

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