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29 July 2015

New talking therapy tools and guidance now available

Practitioners and people experiencing mental health and addiction issues want better access to talking therapies, so Te Pou has been busy working with services to develop a suite of tools and guidance to support primary and secondary services to deliver effective talking therapies.


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 service user's needs.


15 May 2013

E-therapy – an elegant solution for everyone?

From the first trials of internet-based psychological therapies in the early 2000s, results have been compelling. Interest in e-therapies continues to grow among mental health professionals working in both primary and secondary care, funders, planners, and service users.


7 May 2013

Six month programme Transformers teaches emotion regulation to intellectually disabled adults in the community

Timata Hou, a secure residential forensic service in the Wellington region, has implemented a six month programme aimed at teaching emotion regulation to intellectually disabled adults in the community.


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.