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Te Rau Matatini Scholarships
Te Rau Matatini are pleased to provide a suite of scholarships funded by the Ministry of Health that include:
- Hoe Tahi – Alcohol and Addictions (AOD) Scholarships
- Hoe Wha- Problem Gambling Scholarships
- Henry Rongomau Bennett Foundation Maori Leadership in Health Scholarship
Te Rau Matatini is also pleased to offer a new online application solution. You will find further information on how to apply for a scholarship on the Te Rau Matatini website www.matatini.co.nz .
Applications close 20 January 2014.
Hoe Rua Work Based Placements 2014
Te Rau Matatini would also like to invite interest from AOD Treatment providers to apply to be a Host Organisation for 2013. You will find the Host application form on our website.
Host Applications close on the 18 October 2013. Please return your Host registration of interest form to:
Scholarships & Awards
Te Rau Matatini
P O Box 5731
If you have any questions relating to the scholarships or the work based placement programme please contact Scholarships on 0800 628 284 or email scholarships "at" matatini.co.nz.
Vacancy - University of Waikato - Student Support Coordinator supporting Tauranga-based students
The University of Waikato is looking for someone who is passionate about improving the student experience and supporting their Tauranga-based students to succeed. This involves providing advice and coordinating support referrals to our students with a particular emphasis supporting our international students, organising events and activities including the Maori mentoring programme. Closing date: 2 December. Click here for more information.
'Keepin' It Real' Workshop - Rotorua 2 December - Have you Registered?
Learn about youth participation and empower yourself with a greater understanding and the skills to engage with youth in decision-making in your organisation! A 'Keepin' It Real' training workshop will be held for youth workers on: Monday 2 December, 9.00am - 3.00 pm in Rotorua. Click here for more information or to register.
Applications for Medibank Grants Close Soon
Applications for the Medibank Community Fund (MCF) 2014 grants close on 6 December. The grants are open to community groups working to improve the health and wellbeing of their communities, through a project that meets at least one of three criteria: healthy eating, encouraging greater exercise, and greater community connectedness. Click here to apply.
Making a Difference for Young Adult Patients
This health resource from the UK presents key findings from a national study on health care transitions for young adults with significant, and potentially life-limiting, conditions. The STEPP project focussed particularly on practice at the 'adult end': the clinics and wards which care for young adults with significant health conditions following their transfer from paediatrics.
Graduate Diploma in Not-For-Profit Management
Click here for information on Unitec's Graduate Diploma in Not-For-Profit Management, which supports not-for-profit leaders and their organisations in achieving effective quality management and leadership. The programme includes modules delivered in Hamilton.
Effectively involving men in preventing violence against women
This new research paper written by Garth Baker, identifies that engaging boys and men to prevent violence against women can make a difference. Click here to download.
Benefit Sanctions: creating an invisible underclass of children?
The Child Poverty Action Group's latest research paper shows monitoring systems are lacking and creating confusion over the numbers sanctioned, in particular parents of children. Click here to download
My Aspirations and Potential (M.A.P) resource
The My Aspirations and Potential (M.A.P) is an ALAC resource about identity, hopes and aspirations. It can help to map out who you want to be and what you need to be that person. It might also help you see what impact alcohol has on this. Click here to download.
New Zealand Suicide Prevention Action Plan
The New Zealand Suicide Prevention Action Plan 2013–2016 outlines a programme of actions that the Government will implement over the next four years. It is a cross-government Action Plan bringing together the work of eight agencies. The Action Plan builds on the previous action plan covering 2008–2012. Both action plans reflect the goals of the New Zealand Suicide Prevention Strategy 2006–2016. (Click here to view the Action Plan)
The Action Plan includes actions designed to:
- address the impact of suicide on families, wh?nau and communities by strengthening support for family, whanau and communities
- build the evidence base, specifically around what works for M?ori and Pasifika
- extend existing services, specifically addressing geographical gaps in the coverage of services
- strengthen suicide prevention targeted to high risk populations who are in contact with agencies.
NZQA Certificate in Peer Support (Mental Health Level 4) in Christchurch
NZQA Certificate in Peer Support (Mental Health Level 4) is being offered in Christcurch. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details of the course and available scholarships.
Visit Mind and Body Learning and Development for more information.
Education/Learning/Training Opportunity, For People with Mental-Health Problems, Information Sharing, Professional Development, Service-User Movement,Christchurch, NZQA Certificate in Peer Support (Mental Health) (Level 4), Peer Support, Training
2013 Maori Coexisting DisordersSummit| Whakatane | 2-3 Dec 2013
The 2013 Maori Coexisting Disorders Summit will be held on Monday 02 – Tuesday 03 December 2013.
The theme of this year’s summit is `M? te hinengaro e kite, m? te whatumanawa e rangona’ which translates as ‘The mind is for seeing, the heart is for hearing’. The focus is specifically on `Education, Evaluation and Ethics’ and will explore a number of critical issues which impact the provision of co-existing education, management and treatment especially amongst Maori service providers.
Hosted by Te P? W?nanga o Anamata, the event will be held at Te M?nuka T?tahi Marae in Whakat?ne.
Registrations are now open for the summit, visit the website http://maoricedsummit.weebly.com.
Conferences, Cultural Issues, For Professionals, Maori, Mental-Health Problems, Professional Development, 2013 Maori Coexisting Disorders Summit, Te Manuka Tutahi Marae, Te Pu Wananga o Anamata, Whakatane
National Dementia Cooperative Knowledge Exchange forum 2013
Remember to register for the NDC Knowledge Exchange forum SHARING EVIDENCE – SUPPORTING ACTION on 21 and 22 November in Auckland. Feel free to forward this invitation to colleagues and others who have an interest in improving care for people with dementia. For details about registration and the programme, go to our website http://ndc.hiirc.org.nz/page/39423/sharing-evidence-supporting-action-ndc-knowledge/?tab=4892&contentType=1587§ion=19790
National Dementia Cooperative Update May 2013
- SHARING EVIDENCE – SUPPORTING ACTION. NDC Knowledge Exchange forum 2013. Join us in sharing stories of implementation and innovation with a focus on NZ Dementia Care Pathways and person-centred care. Auckland, 21 and 22 November 2013. A flier is on our website http://ndc.hiirc.org.nz/page/39423/sharing-evidence-supporting-action-ndc-knowledge/?tab=4892§ion=19790
- The first meeting of the NDC Christchurch Network is planned for 30 May 2013. The Network is for everyone in the region who is keen to work together to improve dementia care. If you are interested in a network in your area, contact Marja. See how the Wellington network works here http://ndc.hiirc.org.nz/section/22948/network-action-group/?tab=5428
- Dementia-friendly design in residential care: we are interested in developing a position statement.
- The steering group is keen to establish closer relationships with key organisations, and will be looking for liaison people.
- A “Pledge” or declaration for action on dementia, which was started by the advocacy group, is also on the steering group’s agenda.
National Dementia Cooperative Update April 2013
Planning is underway for our Dementia Knowledge Exchange forum on 21 and 22 November 2013 in Auckland – NOTE that the dates have changed. We will focus on evidence and action, with emphasis on good-news stories about implementation of the NZ Dementia Care Pathway Framework, and examples of person-centred care. If you have any stories from your area, or know a suitable speaker, please let me know. Anyone interested in sponsoring any aspect of this forum, please contact me.
The NZ Dementia Care Pathway Framework is due for release soon; the Ministry of Health is currently incorporating feedback received on the draft.
As part of the Qualifications Review, Careerforce is setting up Advisory Networks. Applications are open, go to their website for more information and to apply http://www.careerforce.org.nz/Workplace-Health-and-Disability-Training-get-involved.html
A Global Dementia Charter has been launched by Alzheimers Disease International and Bupa; find it on our website http://ndc.hiirc.org.nz/page/39231/global-dementia-charter/?tab=4891§ion=19790
The first meeting of the NDC Christchurch Network is planned for 30 May 2013. The Network is for everyone in the region who is keen to work together to improve dementia care.
National Dementia Cooperative Update March 2013
The draft NZ Dementia Care Pathway Framework is now available for comment. Go to http://ndc.hiirc.org.nz/page/38506/final-draft-of-the-nz-national-dementia-care/?tab=5328§ion=19790 We would like to acknowledge the work of the Dementia Care Pathways Action Group that as part of the DCP Sector Advisory Group worked closely with the Ministry of Health to develop this excellent draft.
We will hold a Dementia Knowledge Exchange meeting on 25 + 26 November 2013 in Auckland – save these dates! Offers of help always welcome.
The Research Action Group worked with Te Pou to develop a knowledge exchange plan for dementia in NZ. Find the full report here http://ndc.hiirc.org.nz/page/38004/knowledge-exchange-plan-for-dementia-in-new/?tab=4891§ion=19790
The Wellington Dementia Community Network is up and running, meeting every two months. If you are interested in a similar network in your area. You can read the terms of reference of the Wellington network here http://ndc.hiirc.org.nz/page/37930/terms-of-reference-greater-wellington-region/?contentType=1772&tab=5428§ion=22948
National Dementia Cooperative Update February 2013
The revised NDC vision, principles and goals, and priorities for 2013 were finalised at last week’s steering group meeting. You can find these on the welcome page on our website http://ndc.hiirc.org.nz/section/19790/national-dementia-cooperative/ Thanks to all of you who sent comments.
The NDC website has been improved and should be more informative now. Feedback is always welcome! There is a PowerPoint presentation with many commonly asked questions about the cooperative and answers. This may also be used when presenting about the NDC. I will keep it up to date, so check the website to make sure you have the most recent version http://ndc.hiirc.org.nz/page/37931/frequently-asked-questions-powerpoint/?tab=4890§ion=19790
Now that Kate Rogoz, Oceania, has resigned from the Steering Group, we have a vacancy. While the Group is responsible for selecting a replacement, we welcome suggestions. Check the current Steering Group members here http://ndc.hiirc.org.nz/section/19790/national-dementia-cooperative/?tab=5039
The second phase of the Alzheimers NZ National Dementia Awareness Campaign is running until June, with advertising on Prime, in NEXT, Woman’s Weekly, and North & South. You can support the campaign by signing the petition, or placing posters in your facilities, for example. The campaign resources can be downloaded from the wecanhelp website http://www.wecanhelp.org.nz/page.php?12.1
One more reminder of the caregivers’ survey, a partnership of Carers NZ and the University of Auckland. Please encourage any carers you know to complete the survey, so their experiences will be included. More information on our website http://ndc.hiirc.org.nz/page/37048/state-of-caregiving-study/?tab=4892§ion=19790
National Dementia Cooperative Update January 2013
We invite you to comment on the newly drafted NDC vision, principles and goals, and the proposed key actions for 2013. One of the statements previously under principles seemed actually to express a vision, but there may be better ways to explain what we are about. Send your comments by 29 January so they can be considered at the February steering group meeting. The draft document for consultation is on the NDCwebsite http://ndc.hiirc.org.nz/page/37337/draft-revised-ndc-vision-principles-goals/?tab=4890§ion=19790 You can still find the old version on the home-page of the website.
Caregivers are invited to participate in an online survey, a partnership of Carers NZ and the University of Auckland. Please encourage any carers you know to complete the survey, so their experiences will be included. Details can be access on our website at http://ndc.hiirc.org.nz/page/37048/state-of-caregiving-study/?tab=4892§ion=19790
The second phase of the Alzheimers NZ National Dementia Awareness Campaign will run from February to June with TV and magazine advertising. There are many ways you can support the campaign, for example, by placing posters in your facilities, and signing the petition. The campaign resources can be downloaded from the wecanhelp website http://www.wecanhelp.org.nz/page.php?12.1
The Canadian Dementia Knowledge Translation Network now has a Dementia Knowledge Translation Learning Centre with resources and links to help dementia researchers with knowledge translation http://dementiakt.ca/