Malo le soifua

I hope this newsletter finds you all well and staying warm.  It gives me great pleasure to welcome Belinda Walker back in the role of Workforce and Information Project Lead.  Most of you are already familiar with Belinda in her previous role as Information and PRIMHD Coordinator.  Belinda now adds the Workforce role to her kete and has provided a comprehensive update on the work she is currently engaged in.  Click here.

The Midland region has re-branded to Te Manawa Taki region.  This decision was made jointly by the Iwi Board and the regional Chief Executives.  Click here to learn more about what Te Manawa Taki means.

We are in the process of commencing Phase II of the specialist services models of care:

  1. Eating Disorders Phase II
  2. Infant Perinatal
  3. Emotional Intensity (Borderline Personality) - pending
  4. Infant Child Adolescent

The models of care can all be found on our website.  Click here to see the final reports.

Work is well underway for developing an overarching Regional Wellbeing Framework which is based on the wellbeing wānanga held in 2019.  The wellbeing wānanga assisted the Regional Mental Health and Addiction Network to gain clarity on how it works across the sector.  To read more click here to see our Innovative Opportunities and Outcomes Schematic.

It is definitely a time of change.  The new health reforms will have a significant impact on how, where and when we deliver services to whānau.  I attended the Whakaoranga hui held in Rotorua last month and listened to some amazing speakers.  The standout for me was Ta Mason Durie.  His presentation Ka Mua Ka Muri – There is no future without a past really resonated with me. The 10 pou that he describes as our future are both thought provoking and a challenge to the status quo.  Click here to see the full presentation and Ta Mason Durie’s narrative plus other presenters PowerPoints.

Recently we have seen an increase in Youth related research and publications.  As Youth are a focus for Te Manawa Taki, we have featured the featured documents and key findings in this newsletter.  The findings are in line with what was identified in our Youth Wellbeing report - Te Piko o te Māhuri.

Please do not hesitate to contact any of the team if you have any queries:

Until the Spring Newsletter stay well, stay warm and stay safe.

Ia manuia

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