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COVID-19: Our in-person workshops and events have been postponed or cancelled, but we are actively working to find other ways to deliver these sessions. For information about particular events, please see our Initiatives pages, or contact us directly by email at info@tepou.co.nz.

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3 December 2019

By Equally Well

Changing the system

The Equally Well collective wanted to discover ways that all people working in the complex health system could use their skills and expertise to improve health and well-being in both the physical and mental health parts of a person. Read Platform Trust Project Manager Paulien Fa'atafa's article about Equally Well disrupting the system and becoming a movement.

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3 December 2019

By Equally Well

Taranaki DHB Equally Well Survey

Read the recommendations from a Taranaki DHB survey to analyse the Equally Well service provision in the area. The survey was used to inform Equally Well planning and to shape future provision and also had the benefit of raising awareness of the kaupapa and drawing attention to critical issues.

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3 December 2019

By Equally Well

Equally Well Kaikōura Health profile

Read about the process Kaikōura Health: Te Hā o Te Ora (a partnership between Canterbury DHB's acute and inpatient services and general practice), are using to promote regular physical health screening to achieve physical health equity for people accessing their service.

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14 November 2019

Cherokee Health Systems – integrating primary care, behavioural health and addiction services

Rob Warriner of Walsh Trust attended the IIMHL Leadership Exchange 2019 and learned about a Tennessee medical centre and primary health service which takes an integrated approach to service provision.

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30 October 2019

By Te Pou

More focus needed on measuring people’s wellbeing to reduce the risk of mental illness

People with low levels of wellbeing are eight times more likely to develop a mental illness according to experts presenting at the 7th Australasian Mental Health Outcomes and Information Conference (AMHOIC) starting in Auckland today.

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17 October 2019

By Janet Peters

Crisis Now Global Summit Match: “Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere”

At the IIMHL Leadership Exchange in Washington DC, the second Crisis Now Global Summit on urgent and emergency mental health care was held. Janet Peters, New Zealand Liaison for IIMHL and Samantha Allen, CEO of Sussex Partnership NHS Trust reflect on some key lessons from the match. 

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