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12 December 2017

By Equally Well

The physical health of people with mental health conditions and/or addiction - Evidence update: December 2017

The latest review of evidence on the physical health of people with mental health conditions and/or addiction.

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12 December 2017

By Matua Raḵi

Parenting through challenging times

Parenting through challenging times is a new Matua Raki resource that was launched at Addiction Leadership Day in Christchurch.

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12 December 2017

By Matua Raḵi

A guide to reducing or stopping mental health medication

While medication taken for mental health problems is often associated with discontinuation symptoms when it is stopped or reduced, there is a lack of concise information for consumers, their support people and indeed health practitioners about what to expect and how discontinuation symptoms can be managed.

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11 December 2017

By Te Pou

The 5th International Conference of Te Ao Māramatanga New Zealand College of Mental Health Nurses

The 5th international conference of Te Ao Māramatanga New Zealand College of Mental Health Nurses took place in Hamilton on 10 and 11 October.

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11 December 2017

Directors of Mental Health Nursing update

This update comes to you from Stu Bigwood, director of nursing, specialist mental health service at Canterbury District Health Board. Stu is chair of the New Zealand Directors of Mental Health Nursing (DoMHN) group.

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11 December 2017

By Te Pou

A snapshot of sensory modulation in DHB mental health services

Earlier this year, Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui (Te Pou) conducted a stocktake to capture a snapshot of sensory modulation work happening nationally amongst the district health boards (DHBs). Te Pou connected with people leading sensory modulation work through support from the directors of mental health nursing (DOMHNs).

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