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  • Growing diversity strengthens mental health services

    Published Thursday 19 Apr 2018

    The changing face of local communities is being increasingly reflected by those working to support people with mental health needs.

  • DHB reaches settlement with complainant

    Published Friday 6 Apr 2018

    Capital & Coast DHB has reached a settlement with complainant Lyn Copland that is satisfactory to both parties.

  • Improving cardiovascular health a foot at a time

    Published Friday 23 Mar 2018

    A new initiative to improve the cardiovascular health of clients at Te Korowai-Whāriki – the regional forensic and rehabilitation inpatient mental health service – has been given a kick-start with the donation of 23 pairs of new running shoes

  • Feeding the mind and body for overall wellbeing

    Published Wednesday 28 Feb 2018

    Work to nurture healthier diets and lifestyles is helping improve the overall wellbeing and increase the life expectancy of people with serious and enduring mental health needs.

  • E-cigarettes could be helpful for smoking cessation in hospitals

    Published Friday 23 Feb 2018

    Research published today in the New Zealand Medical Journal indicates electronic cigarettes, used as an alternative form of nicotine replacement, are well tolerated by alcoholics admitted to hospital for detoxification and could be helpful for curbing smoking during hospital stays.

  • New trial aims to streamline appointments

    Published Tuesday 12 Dec 2017

    A new trial is underway to help simplify and speed up the referral process for children and adolescent mental health services in the Hutt, with the aim of reducing appointment wait times.

  • New app to help support young people in crisis

    Published Thursday 23 Nov 2017

    Mental health workers are excited to have renewed support for a new tool to aid in their efforts to support young people in crisis.

  • Changes to improve mental health community respite

    Published Thursday 16 Nov 2017

    Improvements are being made to the management of mental health clients requiring community respite care following the review of a serious incident at a Whitby respite service.

  • Accommodation to help families support vulnerable young people

    Published Friday 10 Nov 2017

    Free short-term accommodation means family and whānau have a place to stay when visiting young people who are receiving mental health support in Porirua.

  • DHBs welcome High Court judgment

    Published Monday 30 Oct 2017

    Waitemata and Capital & Coast DHBs have welcomed the High Court judgment today focusing on the care provided to three intellectually disabled patients.

Last updated 2 November 2017.