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November 2019
Boosting access to rural mental health support

Boosting access to rural mental health support

People will now get mental health support from one place as part of a plan to improve health services across the Hurunui and Kaikōura.
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October 2019
Sharing the benefits of Shared Care Plans with Pasifika Matua

Sharing the benefits of Shared Care Plans with Pasifika Matua

Pasifika elders and health and wellbeing services participated in a Pasifika Matua Fono (elder's meeting) to find out more about health services available to them and how to look after themselves and their families.
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Helping to understand medication in any language

Helping to understand medication in any language

A young Riccarton pharmacist is helping his local Cantonese and Mandarin speaking community understand their medications and take them properly.
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Alliance Leadership Team welcomes Karaitiana Tickell to newly-created ALT role

Alliance Leadership Team welcomes Karaitiana Tickell to newly-created ALT role

The Alliance Leadership Team (ALT) has welcomed Karaitiana Tickell to a newly-created ALT role, providing a Non-Government Organisation (NGO) / community leadership perspective.
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Thirty years of Respiratory Relief

Thirty years of Respiratory Relief

The Canterbury Respiratory Relief Society celebrated it’s 30 year anniversary with a lunch at the Cashmere Club last month.
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September 2019
Explore your way to wellbeing - Whāia te ara hauora, Whitiora

Explore your way to wellbeing - Whāia te ara hauora, Whitiora

Mental Health Awareness Week starts today, 23-29 September and is run by The Mental Health Foundation. The theme this year is exploring your way to wellbeing – Whāia te ara hauora, Whitiora, which is about discovering the things that make you feel good and doing more of them! When you uplift your personal wellbeing, you uplift the wellbeing of your whānau, communities and Aotearoa as a whole.
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Demystifying your medicines – what happens behind the pharmacy counter?

Demystifying your medicines – what happens behind the pharmacy counter?

Have you ever wondered what happens between handing in your script at the pharmacy counter and receiving your medicines? Despite a serene exterior, there’s a whirlwind of activity happening behind the counter as soon as your script is handed over.
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Avoiding hospital admissions through primary care winter wellness checks

Avoiding hospital admissions through primary care winter wellness checks

In an attempt to keep hospital admissions down and people well in their homes this winter, some Canterbury general practices have been trialling a new winter wellness initiative.
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Learning to breathe again – from reluctant participant to Superman

Learning to breathe again – from reluctant participant to Superman

Tuli was about 15 when he first got pneumonia in his home country of Samoa. He went on to have numerous lung infections and developed COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) and bronchiectasis, which can be a result of ongoing infections such as pneumonia.
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August 2019
Mana Ake team finalists in the Spirit of Service Awards 2019

Mana Ake team finalists in the Spirit of Service Awards 2019

Mana Ake - Stronger for Tomorrow has been selected as a finalist for the Spirit of Service awards in the Better Outcomes Award / Te Tohu mō ngā Hua E Pai Ake Ana.
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Play therapy – a mechanism for improving wellbeing

Play therapy – a mechanism for improving wellbeing

Children across Canterbury will benefit from ‘play therapy’ as a mechanism for improving wellbeing and mental health, as part of a partnership between Mana Ake – Stronger for Tomorrow and Sport Canterbury.
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Hurunui health service enhancements progressing well

Hurunui health service enhancements progressing well

Health services for people in the Hurunui are steadily improving, thanks to the efforts of a locally-based working group, the Hurunui Health Services Development Group (HHSDG).
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Being prepared for future emergencies

Being prepared for future emergencies

Picture this, the sun is shining and snow-capped mountains provide a picturesque backdrop for what’s set to be a stunning winter’s day in the town of Oxford.
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July 2019
Dr Ramon Pink’s time with ALT acknowledged

Dr Ramon Pink’s time with ALT acknowledged

Dr Ramon Pink was presented with a pounamu pendant at the Alliance Leadership Team’s (ALT) meeting on Monday 22 July 2019 to acknowledge and celebrate his contribution to ALT.
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Protecting your baby by becoming smokefree

Protecting your baby by becoming smokefree

Amy Savelkoel was about nine when she first puffed on a cigarette. This was behind her parents’ backs of course and she went on to start smoking full-time during high school. A decade or so later and about to become a first time mum, it was no longer just about her own health.
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June 2019
A chance to shape health services across Ashburton

A chance to shape health services across Ashburton

Ashburton Consumer Forum is calling for new members to influence how health services are designed and delivered in the area.
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Latest progress report - January to March 2019

Latest progress report - January to March 2019

The programme office has released its quarterly report which summarises activity against the 2018-19 work plans for January to March 2019.
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Canterbury Resilience Hub, a new website for post-disaster support

Canterbury Resilience Hub, a new website for post-disaster support

The Canterbury Health System has launched a new website – Canterbury Resilience Hub – www.resilient.org.nz. The website is a central point for health and wellbeing advice and support, with links to other organisations that can provide practical assistance for people recovering from a significant event.
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May 2019
Simplifying access to after-hours care in Ashburton

Simplifying access to after-hours care in Ashburton

From 1 June Ashburton residents only need to call one number to access health care after-hours – their usual GP team.
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World Smoke Free Day 2019

World Smoke Free Day 2019

A Christchurch-based couple is enjoying the many benefits of being smoke free which, in their case, includes a brand new car.
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