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6 April 2017

By Robyn Shearer

Depression: Let's talk | World Health Day

The theme for this year’s World Health Day (organised by the World Health Organization) is depression. It’s a timely reminder that now, more than ever, people with depression need to be supported to seek and get help.


13 December 2016

By Te Pou

Let's get talking toolkit launch

Handover | Issue 37 - December 2016 - Talking therapies Te Pou is excited to announce the launch of the Let’s get talking toolkit. Three years in the making, the Let’s get talking toolkit is a suite of tools to support health services to deliver effective talking therapies for mental health and addiction.


3 November 2016

By Te Pou

Pathways to talking therapies at Southern DHB

Karen Ramsay (allied health director, mental health addictions and intellectual disability service, Southern DHB said leadership is her passion and that the work of leaders in the health system is to bring people along with them in the interests of providing the best possible care, and to involve service users in that care as well.


29 October 2015

Let’s get talking in primary and secondary services

Handover | Issue 32, October 2015 – Primary mental health focus Let’s get talking is a set of tools developed by Te Pou to support primary and secondary health services in Aotearoa New Zealand to deliver effective talking therapies using a stepped care approach.


5 December 2014

Twenty minutes can change the world

Staff and service users at Nelson-Marlborough DHB mental health and acute unit are taking time out together whenever they can, to connect and chat.


31 October 2013

Talking therapies: Communication is paramount

With the increase in mental health issues in New Zealand and the demand this places on our services, we need to work across primary care, DHB and NGO services to provide effective and efficient talking/psychological therapies that meet the full spectrum of a people's needs.