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6 July 2016

By Te Pou

The collaborative with a capital C

Handover | Issue 35 – July 2016 Auckland Metro district health boards (DHBs) and primary health organisations (PHOs) have demonstrated collaboration for a shared purpose can produce very impressive results.


28 June 2016

By Equally Well

Mental health training for nurses in primary care

Auckland Metro DHBs and PHOs are working together to make sure all of their primary care nurses are equipped to respond effectively to people experiencing mental health issues.


11 August 2015

Leadership and innovation in primary mental health at Manaia Health Primary Health Organisation

Nurses in primary health have an important role to play in supporting people who are experiencing mental health and addiction problems. Many primary health organisations are looking at innovative ways to support nurses to develop their skills and knowledge in this area.


24 October 2012

Nurse practitioners: Changing lives in Otago (Southern District Health Board)

Since introducing the nurse practitioner role into older people's mental health in Otago in 2006, the Southern District Health Board's hospital admissions have decreased, resulting in a reduction of hospital beds and staffing. This has allowed funding to be reallocated into alternative community-based options and provided a more responsive service to older people with mental health issues.


15 August 2012

Talking more, helping more people

Waitemata clinical psychologist Tina Earl and colleague Jo Rogan-Gibson identified a system that provided more hours of talking therapy, assessed progress and showed how more people are making positive changes more quickly.


1 August 2011

Culturally responsive primary mental health care: A profile of three Positive Horizons initiatives

Positive Horizons, Well Health PHO's primary mental health programme, has three initiatives that really set it apart when it comes to delivering culturally responsive services.