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19 September 2017

Values-informed practice at Odyssey

Odyssey’s Addiction Services has been exploring how a ‘values and attitudes’ approach could help further develop the organisation.

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24 August 2017

By Te Pou

Resilience – the biology of stress and the science of hope

In Jul 2017 Te Pou and Werry Workforce Whāraurau, supported by NGO Pathways, sponsored two New Zealand screenings of the important documentary Resilience – the biology of stress and the science of hope. They did this in conjunction with Janet Peters, a consultant, writer and registered psychologist. Screenings were held in Auckland (13 July) and Wellington (19 July).

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8 March 2017

By Te Pou

CMDHB win national award for Safe Practice, Effective Communication training package

Te Pou congratulates Counties Manukau Health on winning the 2017 New Zealand Human Resource Award for Learning and Development Capability in the Public Sector for their Safe Practice and Effective Communication (SPEC) training package.

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16 December 2016

By Equally Well

2016-Reflections on a significant year

Over the past year there has been significant progress in the Equally Well space. Externally there has been changes to government policies that will support the work we are all doing around Equally Well. Alongside these policy changes, there is a growing body of initiatives happening around the country that are addressing Equally Well issues

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16 December 2016

By Jo van Leeuwen

Equally Well joined joined the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) at their annual conference

Physical health issues was a major topic when we joined with the College at their annual conference in Christchurch during October. Supporting the theme of “Recover, rebuild, regenerate” the College devoted an entire afternoon to this stream, chaired by Associate Professor David Menkes.

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16 December 2016

By Helen Lockett

Pegasus Health Equally Well actions lead to funding for extended primary care consultations

Canterbury DHB recently received additional funding from the Ministry of Health for mental health. It is great to be able to announce that some of this funding is going to be used by Pegasus Health PHO to purchase ‘Equally Well’ extended primary care consultations for people who experience mental health problems and/or addiction.

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