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25 March 2020

Te Pou to lead KPI Programme

We are pleased to announce that Te Pou, in partnership with Wild Bamboo, has been awarded the contract to lead the National Mental Health and Addictions Key Performance Indicator (KPI) Programme from 1 April 2020.

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17 March 2020

Meeting the mental health needs of the military

Colonel Clare Bennett, Chief Mental Health Officer, Defence Health Directorate & Director Integrated Wellness of the New Zealand Defence Force, reports on the Military Issues Work Group match held in 2019.

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17 March 2020

Innovations to improve access and outcomes for children, families and communities for children, families and communities

Dr Bronwyn Dunnachie, senior advisor - Werry Workforce Whāraurau, and Sue Dashfield, director - Werry Workforce Whāraurau, attended the International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL) Child and Youth match in New Haven, Connecticut, USA as part of the 2019 IIMHL Leadership Exchange.

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14 February 2020

By Joanne Richdale

DHB mental health and addiction employees: 2019 profile

Te Pou has produced the fourth report in the annual series of DHB mental health and addiction employee profile reports. This report summarises the socio-demographic and service profile of 8,242 DHB employees working in 7,416 FTE positions as at 30 June 2019.

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14 February 2020

Changing attitudes and preventing stigma and discrimination

Mary O’Hagan, programme lead – Like Minds, Like Mine, shares her reflections and experience from the International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL) international exchange, where she learned more about the work done by the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) to reduce stigma and discrimination.

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31 January 2020

By Te Pou

Psychiatry Fellowship for lived experience leadership

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists has awarded Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui principal advisor mental health and service user lead Caro Swanson an Honorary Fellowship for her influential work in mental health systems and services. 

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