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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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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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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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16 December 2016

By Equally Well

New Adult Asthma Guidelines

For the first time in 14 years, new Adult Asthma Guidelines are available (Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ). The importance to Equally Well is evident from the New Zealand Mental Health Survey which found that people with (any) mental health issue had higher prevalence of respiratory conditions; 23 per cent compared with 16.7 per cent in the general population (Oakley-Browne et al., 2006).

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