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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.


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.


9 October 2018

Financing and economic modelling to incentivise better mental health outcomes

Tomas Bokström and Dr David McDaid led an inspiring leadership match at IIMHL and IIDL on the way economic modelling, inter-sectoral outcomes and operational models for financing can drive investment and resource allocation for better mental health outcomes. Karla Bergquist reflects.


14 September 2018

Transforming public mental health and wellbeing with ACE-related innovation

At IIMHL and IIDL 2018, The Mental Health Foundation (Scotland) and The Scottish ACEs Hub hosted an inspiring leadership match: Transforming public mental health and wellbeing with Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) related innovation. Denise Aylward of Pathways reflects.


14 August 2018

Iceland succeeds with multi-agency public health approach to addiction issues

At the IIMHL and IIDL Leadership Exchange, Ian McKenzie and Dr Murray Patton took a look at research demonstrating Iceland has had significant success in decreasing addiction issues.


17 July 2018

Supporting children, families and communities

This year Werry Workforce Whāraurau participated in the organisation of the IIMHL Child and Youth Match, and the facilitation of a workshop in the network meeting of the 2018 IIMHL Leadership Exchange.