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DRIVE Hui: RSVP for June 12th

DRIVE hui are friendly, inclusive events with a variety of activities, and all are welcome. The next hui will involve a workshop around self-care facilitated by Kerri Butler of Take Notice and a chance to learn about co-design and the role you may be able to play in making sure Counties Manukau has the best mental health and addiction services possible.

Please remember to RSVP for DRIVE hui so they can provide appropriately food, chairs and resources. It is fine to send a ‘maybe’ if you are not certain you can come, but please give an estimate. You also might like to invite a supporter or some one else in recovery who has not attended a DRIVE event before.

2015 dates:
June Friday 12th
August Friday 14th
October Friday 9th
Christmas Hui December Friday 11th

DRIVE hui are held at Pacific Business Trust in Otahuhu from 10.45am to 2.30pm.
733 Great South Road
Auckland 1062

RSVP to hello@drivedirection.org.nz

DRIVE Update

DRIVE have provided us with this special update.
For more information contact hello@drivedirection.org.nz.

Round the Bays: Free sponsored Places!
DRIVE are pleased to announce that CHAMP is supporting sponsored places for those who would like to run Round the Bays on Sunday 8 March. Registration is paid, support is offered for getting Counties Manukau consumers to and from the event and there will be a BBQ afterward. Please email hello@drivedirection.org.nz for more information and to register your interest.

Expressions of Interest: Integrated Mental Health and Addictions Leadership Group
Due Thursday 26 February. Great opportunity for committed Counties Manukau consumers! The purpose of this request for ‘Expressions of Interest’ is to identify representatives from the health and community sectors in Counties Manukau who are interested in taking on an active leadership role in the strategic direction of the ‘whole of system’ transformation agenda for mental health and addictions. For further details and to apply click here

Job Advertisement: Consumer Educator for the Mental Health & Addictions Education Team.
Counties Manukau Health is seeking a people-focussed individual with lived experience as a consumer of Mental Health services. You will demonstrate a commitment to improving service users experience thru professional development of the Counties Manukau Health workforce and actively contributing to the delivery of Safe Practice and Effective Communication training for all Mental Health & Addiction staff. Click here for the full advertisement

Fill your diaries with DRIVE Hui dates:
– April Friday 10
– June Friday 12th
– August Friday 14th
– October Friday 9th
– December Friday 11th
These will be held at Pacific Business Trust from 10.45am to 2.30pm.
RSVP for April by emailing hello@drivedirection.org.nz

DRIVE Consumer Direction Counties Manukau, PO Box 97453, Manukau 2241

Suicide Prevention Trainings Coming Up Across Auckland

Trainings for youth workers and community

Training provided by CMDHB for youth workers, community gatekeepers and public who work with people at risk. This is an opportunity to improve your skills around working with young people, Self harm and suicide. This is provided at no cost to you. Venues to be confirmed.
Next trainings are

  • Friday 3rd May 10am and 1pm
  • Monday 13th May 10am and 1pm
  • Tuesday 14th May 10am and 1pm.

There is also the capacity to book an entire session for your staff.

Please contact Misty King – mistyking@xtra.co.nz 0274-890-804.


ASIST Training

ASIST is a two day Lifeline Aotearoa Suicide prevention workshop provided in Auckland for $340 per person. Next courses:

  • July 20/21     Epsom
  • Oct 12/13     Epsom


Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid for whanau is free of charge to Counties communities and staff by Raukura & Mahitahi.  It is a 2 day workshop which is planned to occur monthly.

Mental Health First Aid for mainstream, Pacific and Asian communities will also be available free of charge to Counties Communities. This is currently work under development.

More information and a complete plan is available from:

Gilli Sinclair 021-2728-637; gzsinclair@cmdhb.org.nz

Volunteer for Age Concern Counties Manukau


Do you have friends, family, colleagues or neighbours who would be interested in becoming am AVS visitor?

All you need is one hour a week and the willingness to provide companionship to an older person

Age Concern are currently in search of new volunteers for the Accredited Visiting Service

Each month Age Concern have around 10 referrals but only 4 new volunteers

Age Concern are looking for volunteers from all over the Counties Manukau DHB area

PLEASE forward this message on to people you think may be interested in volunteering with the Accredited Visiting Service

Want to find out more?

Call Penny Arrowsmith on  279 4331 ext 815

Email margareta@accm.org.nz or  penelopea@accm.org.nz

Or check out the website http://www.ageconcern.org.nz/happiness/keeping-connected/would-you-more-company

Handyman Available for Over-65s from Age Concern

If you are over 65 and need an odd job that will take under an hour (not one you’d pay a tradesman to do) something like changing light bulbs, hanging curtains, fixing hinges, changing washers etc… then give Age Concern Counties Manukau a call to book their handyman/ fieldworker to come and give you a hand.

Phone 2794331 ext 800


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Social Worker Wanted for Counties Manukau Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

Social Worker – Pohutukawa Team, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (12 month fixed term contract)

Seeking a Social Worker who has a genuine interest in working with young people aged between 12 and 18 years who present with serious mental health concerns.

The position is available now and the right candidate is desired to start as soon as possible.

Essential to the role

· Relevant professional qualification
· Current annual practicing certificate and professional registration
· Evidenced cultural competency
· Knowledge and understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi and the relevance to health
· Proven time management and organisational skills
· Current NZ and clean driver’s licence


· Minimum of 2 years post qualification experience
· Experience working with an interdisciplinary approach to care
· Experience in providing mental health services to youth

Please visit the Website www.leadingmentalhealth.co.nz

For further information contact Neshanee Naidoo in the Recruitment Centre on 09 276 0044 ext 6837 or
apply online via www.countieshealthjobs.com

Please provide a cover letter and a detailed CV in support of your application.

Position No: 045963
Closing date: 1st February 2013

Upcoming MECOSS Event 15 August 2012

Health & Disability CLUSTER MEETING

  • register now – Members free; $5 non-members
  • 12.30-2.30pm 15 August


Joanne Holo, Team Manager, Whirinaki will give overview of services – referral methods, assessment processes and treatment options  (see details below)

“Whirinaki provides specialist assessment and treatment for children and young people experiencing significant emotional, mental health and / or behavioural problems.”

Offering a range of treatment including: Family Therapy, Play Therapy, TSI (Therapeutic Story Telling Intervention), CBT, parenting groups, individual and group therapy.

For the presentation, Joanne will be giving an overview of the service, the different teams, the types of children and young people that are referred to Whirinaki, how to refer, the assessment process and treatment options.

There will be time for questions at the end.

  • Venue: Haseler Hall, under All Saints church, cnr Selwyn St and The Glebe, Howick (parking off The Glebe)

LEAP Workshop for Families in Counties Manukau 2 August 2012

Do you have Feedback on Maternity Services in Counties Manukau?

Maternity Services Review (CMDHB)

Counties Manukau District Health Board (CMDHB) are currently reviewing how maternity care is delivered within Counties Manukau (Manukau, Papakura, Franklin) to improve maternity services for mothers and babies. CMDHB are interested in feedback about peoples’ experiences of maternity, antenatal and postnatal care – not just hospital services but right across the maternity service.

The submission form is accessible on the CMDHB website. It can be completed on line and sent in. The site is www.cmdhb.org.nz.

Note: All queries to Gina Williams (below). The closing date for submissions is 31 May 2012.


Positive Aging Mini Expo Mangere 30 March 2012

(mini expo’s)

Improvisation Performances, Question and Answer sessions with agency and Organisation representatives. Resources and information. Come along and gather information that will help you navigate the system!

  • 30th MARCH 10am-12 noon
  • Mangere Central Hall, 241 Kirkbride Road, Mangere
  • For catering purposes please RSVP to: Age Concern Counties Manukau Inc. 09 2794331 ext 800 or email admin@acc.org.nz