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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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11 December 2017

By Mark Smith

Nurse practitioner inaugural development meeting

This inaugural meeting brought together 14 of the 17 nurse practitioners (NPs) supporting people experiencing mental health or addiction problems, and disabled people. Held in Auckland at the Te Pou office on 17 October, this meeting provided a useful opportunity for the NPs to discuss their roles.

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11 December 2017

By Te Pou

Handover Issue 41 - December 2017 out now

Welcome to issue 41 of Handover mental health and addiction nursing newsletter

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5 December 2017

By Equally Well

Celebrating Equally Well successes of 2017

What a wonderful year the Equally Well collaborative has had, forming many new partnerships, and making a significantly positive impact on the quality of people’s lives.

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1 December 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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