News and stories

Browse the latest Te Pou news, or read stories of service and workforce innovations from mental health, addiction and disability organisations.

Filter news

Filter news and stories

Keywords

8 February 2019

By Caro Swanson

The role of the Peer Workforce

Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui Service User Lead, Caro Swanson shares a blog about the role of the Peer workforce.

Read more...

6 November 2018

By Caro Swanson

Values - just words or something profoundly affecting?

As someone who not only works in mental health and addiction, but also accesses services, Caro Swanson considers the values of the refreshed Let's get real framework and what they mean for her.

Read more...

23 August 2018

By Caro Swanson

Together we really DO make a difference

Caro Swanson reflects on her presentation at the Rotorua GP CME 2018 conference.

Read more...

25 July 2018

By Caro Swanson

Reflections from Caro Swanson

Recently I faced a serious health issue in which I ended up in hospital for two weeks and had a vital, lifesaving operation. It was an unexpected and terrifying experience which thankfully ended well.

Read more...

1 December 2017

By Caro Swanson

Reflections on 2017

What a year 2017 has been! There has been a strong media focus on service delivery and suicide – indicating that mental health and addiction services are under more pressure than ever before.

Read more...

12 July 2017

By Caro Swanson

Supporting comfort and wellbeing

In terms of accessing inpatient services, supporting people to develop a sense of comfort and wellbeing can be really important.

Read more...