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20 November 2017

By Te Pou

Wendy Montgomery, Pathways

Doing the NESP programme gave Wendy Montgomery the skills, learning and confidence to develop a number of new projects at her service that have been of great benefit to service users.

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17 October 2017

By Equally Well

Leading positive change one person at a time, the role of support workers

Equally Well isn’t only about information, big organisational plans and policy changes, often it’s about a worker using what is at hand to make a big difference. Here is a great example of how a community support worker, and the person he was working with, found a sustainable and fun solution that made a world of difference to his wellbeing.

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17 October 2017

By Equally Well

Leadership for change in Canterbury

Linda Smith is one of the Consumer Advisors within Canterbury DHB. It is Linda’s role within the Specialist Mental Health Services of the DHB to work with managers to improve the services provided for people with experience of mental health issues. Here Linda shares her observations on some of the Equally Well initiatives the DHB is involved with to improve information, access and outcomes for people with mental health issues. She is a passionate advocate for Equally Well action.

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17 October 2017

By Equally Well

Organisations addressing systems barriers and advocating for change

Movement-building leadership for Equally Well is demonstrated by many organisations. Here we feature the Public Health Association, the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners, the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the South Island Alliance, to show what they are doing in their spheres of influence.

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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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