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Better outcomes for disabled Pasifika people

Posted: 07 Mar 2017 01:29 PM PST

Nicky Wagner | Health

A new plan to improve outcomes for disabled Pasifika people is being welcomed by Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner. Faiva Ora, which means Work for Life, is a five-year improvement plan developed by the Ministry of Health. “Pasifika people are not accessing disability support services as much as expected. Faiva Ora considers why that is and what can be done about it,” Ms Wagner says. ...

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National Depression Initiative reaching youth

Posted: 07 Mar 2017 07:00 AM PST

Jonathan Coleman | Health

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has praised the ongoing work of the National Depression Initiative (NDI) with latest figures indicating increased interaction with young people. “The drivers of mental health and addiction are complex. In line with international trends, we’ve seen an increase in demand for mental health and addiction services,” says Dr Coleman. “The NDI has had an increasingly important role in utilising technology to ensure people have access to the help and support they need, at a place and time convenient to them. ...

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