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COVID-19: Our in-person workshops and events have been postponed or cancelled, but we are actively working to find other ways to deliver these sessions. For information about particular events, please see our Initiatives pages, or contact us directly by email at info@tepou.co.nz.

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1 December 2017

By Te Pou

Laura Smith, mental health nurse

Laura Smith is a young mental health nurse working in an NGO who says her skills, knowledge and ability to empathise have been greatly enhanced by the NESP programme.

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1 December 2017

By Te Pou

Snow Shinoy, nurse at St Dominic's Centre

Snow Shinoy is one of eight nurses working at St Dominic’s Centre in Feilding, which is run by the Dalcam Healthcare Group. St Dominic’s is a 49-bed residential facility offering recovery, respite and crisis services for people living with mental illness.

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1 December 2017

By Te Pou

Jocelyn Bristol, nurse

Jocelyn Bristol is an older nurse, having graduated her nursing training in 1977. She will complete the NESP programme in late-2017 and says, despite her vast experience, the study has increased her confidence and totally enriched her practice.

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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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