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16 December 2016

By Helen Lockett

Pegasus Health Equally Well actions lead to funding for extended primary care consultations

Canterbury DHB recently received additional funding from the Ministry of Health for mental health. It is great to be able to announce that some of this funding is going to be used by Pegasus Health PHO to purchase ‘Equally Well’ extended primary care consultations for people who experience mental health problems and/or addiction.

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29 November 2016

By Helen Lockett

Equally Well wins top prize at the 4th World Congress on Integrated Care

Equally Well, a New Zealand collaborative initiative to improve physical health for people experiencing mental health and/or addiction issues, was the topic of a presentation that won the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) Best Paper Award at the 4th World Congress on Integrated Care, last week in Wellington.

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8 November 2016

By Helen Lockett

Equally Well: Building the network, using the crowd and using the evidence

Equally Well is an example of building collaborative partnerships around issues, rather than working in organisational silos, and using this to disrupt systems and practices. This was highlighted by Marion Blake in an excellent presentation at the MoH-NGO Forum in October on leading disruption to improve wellbeing.

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8 August 2016

By Helen Lockett

Equally Well means different things to different people – and that’s ok

As Equally Well continues to grow and become more active I’ve been giving a lot of thought to how to describe what it is when I’m asked. My usual description is to say, “Equally Well is a group of people and organisations committed to taking action to improve physical health outcomes for people who experience mental health and addiction problems”, as this is what I hear and see every day.

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27 October 2015

By Helen Lockett

Finding solutions to some of the wicked issues

A wicked issue is "a problem that is difficult or impossible to solve because of incomplete, contradictory and changing requirements that are often difficult to recognize..., because of complex interdependencies, the effort to solve one aspect of a wicked problem may reveal or create other problems. ...[wicked problems] hardly ever sit conveniently within the responsibility of any one organisation." (Denning, 2011)

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19 February 2015

By Helen Lockett

The Equally Well framework for collaborative action – how we work and what actions we can take

Equally Well is about working collaboratively to address physical health inequalities for people who experience mental health and addiction issues. The framework outlines how this can be achieved.

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