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Research: Mental Health Service Users – Perspectives of both Employees and Employers

Sarah Gordon is leading a project investigating the critical factors that have enabled, and more particularly sustained, open employment of mental health service users from the perspectives of both employees and employers. Please find attached the information sheet about the project which provides more detail. They have just commenced the recruitment stage of the project and are wondering if you might assist us with sending the attached research advertisement out through your networks.

What Works Information sheet

WHAT WORKS research advertisement

Dr Sarah Gordon, PhD, MBHL, LLB, BSc
Service User Academic
Department of Psychological Medicine
School of Medicine and Health Sciences
University of Otago, Wellington
PO Box 7343
Wellington South
New Zealand

WINZ Reviewing How They Work with People with Disabilities and Health Conditions

WINZ is seeking your views on how to assist disabled people and people with health conditions into work.

As part of the Government’s wider review of the welfare system, Work and Income is developing proposals for changing the way it works with disabled clients and clients with a health condition or mental-health condition.

To ensure the new approach is well-grounded we want people to share their views about what it will take to assist these jobseekers into work. Please go to www.msd.govt.nz/healthanddisability to share your views. This survey will be open to 5pm on Thursday 31 January.

The feedback will contribute to the development of proposals to be in place from 15 July 2013, and to a longer term work programme to assist disabled people and people with a health condition who can work, to have the opportunity to achieve that.

WINZ have held two public meetings and six sector workshops in November and December 2012.

There will also be an additional public workshop in Wellington on Thursday 31 January 2013 at St John’s Church hall (cnr Willis and Dixon Streets), 9.30 am to midday.  If you are interested in attending this meeting, please RSVP to msd_events@msd.govt.nz, and also advise any assistance you may need to enable you to participate.

If you have any questions, please contact Anne Hawker on 04 978 4142 or Sacha O’Dea on 04 916 3883. Alternatively you can email Anne.Hawker011@msd.govt.nz or Sacha.ODea001@msd.govt.nz

Work & Recovery on Radio 26 June 2012

Tuesday 26 June on mental-health radio Take It From Us, hear a consumer-story about work and recovery from guest Kerri Butler, a consumer educator and adviser. Kerri will outline the positive impact of her work, and how damaging stigma and discrimination are in recovery.

Listen live on 104.6FM at 12.30pm or online www.planetaudio.org.nz

OR if you missed the broadcast, listen for the next seven days @: www.planetaudio.org.nz/takeitfromus

Catch up on the last four shows online: www.likeminds.org.nz

And don’t forget our new Facebook page @ Facebook.com and type take it from us in the search box; our email is takeitfromus@mail.com for any feedback and comment/suggestions for shows.

They’d still like you to complete the listener evaluation survey too – just five minutes to complete and the chance to win Georgie Tutt’s book, Caught between Sunshine & Shadow, living with and managing bi-polar affective disorder: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/P9VS9F5

Information Officer – Resource & Information Service MHF Auckland

Information Officer – Resource & Information Service

Auckland Central, North Island

Fixed Term: June 2012 – May 2013

Part-time 2 days per week, 8 hours a day, Thursday & Friday (not negotiable)

The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand is a non profit organisation with offices in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. The organisation’s aim is to improve the mental health of all people and communities of New Zealand and our mission is to ‘make mental health everybody’s business’.

Based in the Auckland office, the Resource and Information Service (RIS) provides a free nationwide library, information and resource distribution service to individuals, organisations, and Foundation staff across all three offices.

We are seeking a customer-focused, experienced librarian to assist in the provision of information services to internal and external clients and the ongoing maintenance and development of web-based subject guides and internal reference tools. Our library software is Liberty v3.5 and full training will be provided as required.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A recognised library qualification
  • High level reference experience and competencies
  • Great customer service standards
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Computer literacy including utilising online and other search tools
  • An ability to deal empathetically with those seeking information and a consideration of the unique nature of the organisation and its work

We are looking for someone with excellent communication and interpersonal skills who is also flexible, adaptable, colloaborativeand committed to the goals of the organisation.

The salary range for this position is $48-52 pro rata.

To apply please download the attached job description and application form quoting ref INFO01and send to human_resources@mentalhealth.org.nz

Closing date for applications: Thursday, 31st May 2012.