End of Summer Issue 4 - March 2018
Kia ora, Kia orana, Talofa & Hello
Welcome to our end of summer Midland Mental Health & Addiction e-Newsletter.
It has been a busy beginning of 2018 with hot, humid and stormy weather. We celebrate all the success that we have achieved across the region so far.
Values are a large part of what drives an organisation and the values are reflected by us, the staff. As a region, each of our DHBs have developed values that reflect the communities that they serve, check out their websites for more information.
- Whakarangatira/enrich - Enriching the health of our community by doing our very best
- Awhi/support - Supporting our turoro/patients their whanau/families, our community partners and each other
- Kotahitanga/togetherness - Together we can achieve more
- Aroha/compassion - Empathy, we care for people and people want to be cared for by us
Our values form the acronym WAKA. They reflect our past while guiding us on our journey to create a healthier Tairāwhiti by working together.
Lakes DHB has three organisational values. They are:
- Manaakitanga - Respect and acknowledgement of each other's intrinsic value and contribution
- Integrity - Truthfully and consistently acting collectively for the common good
- Accountability - Collective and individual ownership for clinical and financial outcomes and sustainability
We will work together by:
- Treating people with trust, respect and compassion
- Communicating openly, honestly and acting with integrity
- Enabling professional and organisational standards to be met
- Supporting achievement and acknowledging successes
- Creating healthy and safe environments
- Welcoming new ideas
- Give and earn respect / Whakamana
- Listen to me talk to me / Whakarongo
- Fair play / Mauri Pai
- Growing the good / Whakapakari
- Stronger together / Kotahitanga
To read on the articles featured in our End of Summer newsletter click the links below:
- Office Returns to Mental Health Services
- Experiencing a Marwari Wedding
- Whanau in Full Effect: Reflections on a journey in the MH&A Workforce Space
- Opening of Te Whare Oranga Ngakau
- Mahi a Atua: Indigenous Models of Practice as "usual care" approach!
- Ground Breaking Response to Whanau in Distress
- Midland Maori Leaders Recognised
- Department of Corrections Community Work Partnership Award