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9 July 2019

By Te Pou

New report outlines grassroots approach to reducing the impact of problematic methamphetamine use

New evaluation report outlines the development of New Zealand ‘P’ Pull, a grassroots community approach to reducing the impact of problematic methamphetamine use.

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23 May 2019

By Te Pou

Te Pou board announces new chief executive

Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui (Te Pou), New Zealand's national centre for workforce development in mental health, addiction and disability services, is delighted to announce Rae Lamb as our new chief executive.

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19 December 2018

By Te Pou

New important role for Te Pou CE Robyn Shearer

It’s with great pride we announce that Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui Chief Executive, Robyn Shearer is taking up a new and important role at the Ministry of Health

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6 December 2018

By Te Pou

Inaugural meeting of the IIMHL Council of Public Mental Health Leadership

During the IIMHL Leadership Exchange, the first meeting of the IIMHL Council of Public Mental Health Leadership took place, attended by representatives from eleven countries. Two people from each IIMHL country were invited. Dr Barbara Disley and Dr Monique Faleafa represented New Zealand.

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5 November 2018

By Te Pou

Implementing cross-sectoral policies for suicide prevention – challenges and opportunities

A two-day leadership exchange on cross-sectoral policies for suicide prevention was hosted by the Public Health Agency of Sweden and the Substance and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the United States at IIMHL and IIDL 2018. Dr Monique Faleafa and Denise Kingi-Uluave of Le Va and Dr Barbara Disley of Emerge Aotearoa attended the match.

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31 August 2018

By Te Pou

Keri Opai wins top Australasian award for Te Reo Hāpai

Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui paeārahi leader Keri Opai has won a TheMHS Award in the 2018 Mental Health Service Awards of Australia and New Zealand. Keri received a special award in recognition of his contribution to excellence, innovation and best practice in mental health services, for the creation of Te Reo Hāpai – The Language of Enrichment.

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