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12 December 2017

By Matua Raḵi

Parenting through challenging times

Parenting through challenging times is a new Matua Raḵi resource that was launched at Addiction Leadership Day in Christchurch.

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12 December 2017

By Matua Raḵi

A guide to reducing or stopping mental health medication

While medication taken for mental health problems is often associated with discontinuation symptoms when it is stopped or reduced, there is a lack of concise information for consumers, their support people and indeed health practitioners about what to expect and how discontinuation symptoms can be managed.

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21 August 2017

By Dr Jamie Berry

Cognitive Impairment Workshops Dr Jamie Berry

In November and early December 2016 Dr Jamie Berry, Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist and Director at Advanced Neuropsychological Treatment Services (ANTS) in Sydney, delivered three one-day workshops on using the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) to assess and use to develop appropriate strategies to respond to cognitive impairment in people accessing addiction treatment.

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21 August 2017

By Matua Raḵi

The 5-Step Method for working with families and whānau

Addiction services are often working daily with the families and whānau of people affected by addiction. In the last few years however mental health and addiction services have been asked to make a paradigm shift in the way they offer mental health and addiction support to ensure more effective engagement and support for family, whānau and the children of the people they work with.

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21 August 2017

By Matua Raḵi

Wellbeing in the workforce

Worker wellbeing is receiving increasing attention. Both internationally, and more specifically in New Zealand, there are an increasing number of organisations and resources available to support wellness.

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21 August 2017

By Matua Raḵi

Peer support specialists bring a real face of recovery: Supriya Maharaj

The value peer support specialists bring to organisations offering treatment for addiction and coexisting problems is becoming increasingly apparent. Here we feature two short profiles where managers talk about the importance of peer specialist workers and how their lived experience contributes to effective treatment at their services.

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