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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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10 May 2017

By Robyn Shearer

Around the sector - A word from Te Pou

I hope you all managed to have a good break over the summer holidays. I think many of us are still wishing summer would arrive as the weather has been less than optimal! Even so, I hope you got to spend some quality time with your whānau.

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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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21 March 2017

By Robyn Shearer

2017 IIMHL and IIDL experience

Robyn shares her experiences from the TheMHS leadership retreat, IIMHL exchange on older people's mental health and recovery and the IIMHL/IIDL network meeting.

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