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15 November 2018

By Equally Well

The AOD provider collaborative

Key findings by the AOD Collaborative in identifying the physical health concerns for people who use AOD services, and how to enhance the support that services provide.

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15 November 2018

By Equally Well

Living well on the menu

As part of Odyssey’s (Auckland) Living Well programme, tāngata whai ora are included in the development of menus that support healthy lifestyles, recovery, skills development, and that provide food people want to eat!

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13 November 2018

By Equally Well

Harm reduction conference

The Equally Well backbone team presented on the Equally Well collaborative at the Harm Reduction Conference, taking the opportunity to highlight some of the practical harm reduction strategies that are particularly relevant for people who use substances, not just those accessing addiction services.

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13 November 2018

By Equally Well

TheMHS reflection

Tanya Ewart from CDHB reflects on a presentation at TheMHS conference in Adelaide.

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6 November 2018

By Caro Swanson

Values - just words or something profoundly affecting?

As someone who not only works in mental health and addiction, but also accesses services, Caro Swanson considers the values of the refreshed Let's get real framework and what they mean for her.

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5 November 2018

By Te Pou

Implementing cross-sectoral policies for suicide prevention – challenges and opportunities

A two-day leadership exchange on cross-sectoral policies for suicide prevention was hosted by the Public Health Agency of Sweden and the Substance and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the United States at IIMHL and IIDL 2018. Dr Monique Faleafa and Denise Kingi-Uluave of Le Va and Dr Barbara Disley of Emerge Aotearoa attended the match.

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