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24 August 2017

By Te Pou

Resilience – the biology of stress and the science of hope

In Jul 2017 Te Pou and Werry Workforce Whāraurau, supported by NGO Pathways, sponsored two New Zealand screenings of the important documentary Resilience – the biology of stress and the science of hope. They did this in conjunction with Janet Peters, a consultant, writer and registered psychologist. Screenings were held in Auckland (13 July) and Wellington (19 July).

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21 August 2017

By Dr Jamie Berry

Cognitive Impairment Workshops Dr Jamie Berry

In November and early December 2016 Dr Jamie Berry, Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist and Director at Advanced Neuropsychological Treatment Services (ANTS) in Sydney, delivered three one-day workshops on using the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) to assess and use to develop appropriate strategies to respond to cognitive impairment in people accessing addiction treatment.

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21 August 2017

By Matua Raḵi

The 5-Step Method for working with families and whānau

Addiction services are often working daily with the families and whānau of people affected by addiction. In the last few years however mental health and addiction services have been asked to make a paradigm shift in the way they offer mental health and addiction support to ensure more effective engagement and support for family, whānau and the children of the people they work with.

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21 August 2017

By Matua Raḵi

Wellbeing in the workforce

Worker wellbeing is receiving increasing attention. Both internationally, and more specifically in New Zealand, there are an increasing number of organisations and resources available to support wellness.

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21 August 2017

By Matua Raḵi

Peer support specialists bring a real face of recovery: Supriya Maharaj

The value peer support specialists bring to organisations offering treatment for addiction and coexisting problems is becoming increasingly apparent. Here we feature two short profiles where managers talk about the importance of peer specialist workers and how their lived experience contributes to effective treatment at their services.

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21 August 2017

By Matua Raḵi

Addiction Research Symposium May 2017

The Addiction Research Symposia are an annual event run in collaboration between the Universities of Auckland, Otago, Massey, Victoria and Auckland University of Technology, with support from Matua Raki.

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