We're excited to announce that as of 1 July 2020, Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui will be called Te Pou. We have a fresh new look and a new logo that you will begin to see more often. Our website will be rebuilt over the coming months, to be more focused on ease of access to our resources and knowledge. Read more here

We're excited to announce that as of 1 July 2020, Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui will be called Te Pou. We have a fresh new look and a new logo that you will begin to see more often. Our website will be rebuilt over the coming months, to be more focused on ease of access to our resources and knowledge. Read more here

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17 March 2020

Innovations to improve access and outcomes for children, families and communities for children, families and communities

Dr Bronwyn Dunnachie, senior advisor - Werry Workforce Whāraurau, and Sue Dashfield, director - Werry Workforce Whāraurau, attended the International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL) Child and Youth match in New Haven, Connecticut, USA as part of the 2019 IIMHL Leadership Exchange.

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14 February 2020

By Joanne Richdale

DHB mental health and addiction employees: 2019 profile

Te Pou has produced the fourth report in the annual series of DHB mental health and addiction employee profile reports. This report summarises the socio-demographic and service profile of 8,242 DHB employees working in 7,416 FTE positions as at 30 June 2019.

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14 February 2020

Changing attitudes and preventing stigma and discrimination

Mary O’Hagan, programme lead – Like Minds, Like Mine, shares her reflections and experience from the International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL) international exchange, where she learned more about the work done by the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) to reduce stigma and discrimination.

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12 February 2020

Exploring indigenous programmes and leadership around the world

Kerri Butler shares some notes and reflections from the International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL) kaupapa in Washington DC, United States about indigenous programmes and leadership around the world.

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31 January 2020

By Te Pou

Psychiatry Fellowship for lived experience leadership

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists has awarded Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui principal advisor mental health and service user lead Caro Swanson an Honorary Fellowship for her influential work in mental health systems and services. 

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17 December 2019

Population mental health promotion: building capacity for mental health promotion across sectors

Shaun Robinson reflects on a two-day learning-intensive held in Toronto, Canada run by the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

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