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19 December 2018

By Te Pou

New important role for Te Pou CE Robyn Shearer

It’s with great pride we announce that Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui Chief Executive, Robyn Shearer is taking up a new and important role at the Ministry of Health

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6 December 2018

By Te Pou

Inaugural meeting of the IIMHL Council of Public Mental Health Leadership

During the IIMHL Leadership Exchange, the first meeting of the IIMHL Council of Public Mental Health Leadership took place, attended by representatives from eleven countries. Two people from each IIMHL country were invited. Dr Barbara Disley and Dr Monique Faleafa represented New Zealand.

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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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31 August 2018

By Te Pou

Keri Opai wins top Australasian award for Te Reo Hāpai

Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui paeārahi leader Keri Opai has won a TheMHS Award in the 2018 Mental Health Service Awards of Australia and New Zealand. Keri received a special award in recognition of his contribution to excellence, innovation and best practice in mental health services, for the creation of Te Reo Hāpai – The Language of Enrichment.

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31 August 2018

By Te Pou

A national peer support service – New Zealand Needle Exchange Programme

Lived experience and peer leaders within Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui are leading work around the development of peer workforce career pathways. This involves a review of the current peer workforce competencies and exploring frameworks to support the various careers and specialties within the peer support workforce.

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25 July 2018

By Te Pou

Handover Issue 42 - July 2018 out now

Welcome to the final edition of Handover.

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