Winter Issue 5 - July 2018
Kia ora, Kia orana, Talofa & Hello
I hope everyone is keeping warm as the winter months have descended on us with the vengeance. I know you will be enjoying the sunny days when we get them and like me counting down the days until Spring comes.
It gives me great pleasure to welcome Belinda Walker back to our team. Some of you will remember that Belinda was instrumental in rolling out PRIMHD across the Midland NGO sector. Belinda joins us as our Information Coordinator and will be working on making sense of the mental health and addiction data that we have available to us.
The Mental Health Inquiry has completed the Midland DHB site visits and I hope that you had the opportunity to either talk with the panel or write in a submission on behalf of your service. Our regional Leadership Networks were consulted and we provided a submission reflecting the individual networks area of expertise. Click here to see the submission we provided on behalf of our sector.
In the Summer Newsletter I featured the Midland DHB values, which caused me to reflect on whether our Regional Network vision, mission and values aligned to the aspirations of the Midland DHBs and HealthShare Limited (Midland Shared Service Agency). To that end, over the last six months the regional networks have spent time re-working our logo, vision, mission and values.
“Improving Mental Health and Addiction”
Whakatōngia te aroha hai oranga mo te whānau,
Whakatōngia te kohara kia awe ai te Iwi
Plant the seed of love so that the whānau will survive,
plant the seed of passion to give strength to Iwi
To read more on its development and meaning click here...
We have a number of regional projects occurring across the sector and Akatu, Belinda and Steve have highlighted some of the work they are doing in the newsletter. Our Midland Mental Health & Addiction website has a wealth of information and I would recommend you checking it out www.midlandmentalhealthnetwork.co.nz as it is updated regularly.
Until the Spring newsletter, stay warm.
To read on the articles featured in our Winter newsletter click the links below:
- Welcome back to Belinda Walker
- Whanau Support Kaupapa
- Housing First for Hamilton & Rotorua as winter approaches
- Pay Equity Settlement
- Youth Intact - Whole School Approach Pilot
- Life Keepers - Free NZ Based Suicide Intervention Training
- Meet the Chair of the Workforce Strategy Network - Turaukawa Bartlett