Those working with patients in practices across Auckland have been keen to share their experiences of working as part of the Te Tumu Waiora programme and the positive impact it has had for those accessing the service.

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Radio New Zealand

A mental health pilot running at Auckland University is providing early intervention for students needing help with stress. 

Since December last year, more than half the students who disclose distress have had same day follow-ups with a psychologist to discuss what is troubling them.

Janice Brown is the head doctor at student health across the University's three campuses. 

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Health Ministers’ Visits

Hon Dr David Clark and Associate Health Minister Hon Jenny Salesa visited Mangere Health Centre to learn more about the innovative pilot delivering timely early intervention for people across the spectrum of mental health and addiction need.

The new model is delivering significant improvements, and both patients and GPs say the programme has potential to significantly improve primary mental health services in New Zealand.

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NZ DOCTOR - Practical Skills for immediate needs in mental health; gps, nurses to the fore

ProCare Health and Counties Manukau DHB are tackling mental health and addiction issues in south Auckland. 

NZ Doctor’s Simon Maude examines how this is prompting general practices to change the way they help patients