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25 July 2018

By Robyn Shearer

Message from the Chief Executive

My career in mental health started in the late 80s as I was training to be a comprehensive registered nurse. I worked in my holidays at Oakley and Carrington Hospitals. This experience and my student placements at Ward 10a, Auckland Hospital and Mount Eden Prison – really sparked my interest in psychiatry.

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21 August 2017

By Robyn Shearer

Around the sector

Throughout my career working in the health sector I have known about the challenges of managing expectations. The public purse is never big enough to meet expectations and rationing is part of running a tax payer funded health and disability system.

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8 August 2017

By Robyn Shearer

Shining a light: why we're profiling mental health and addiction support workers

Recently Te Pou and Platform Trust have partnered together to provide leadership around supporting and growing the NGO workforce. Part of that work has been to shine a light on the role mental health and addiction support workers play and the work they do in their communities.

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6 April 2017

By Robyn Shearer

Depression: Let's talk | World Health Day

The theme for this year’s World Health Day (organised by the World Health Organization) is depression. It’s a timely reminder that now, more than ever, people with depression need to be supported to seek and get help.

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13 December 2016

By Robyn Shearer

A message from the CE

Handover | Issue 37 - December 2016 - Reflections As we close another year it is important to reflect on our achievements for 2016 and what lies ahead.

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24 August 2016

By Robyn Shearer

TheMHS blog: Keynote with Dr Arthur C Evans

Beyond the black box: Transformation to a population health approach

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