News and views about our health from
Waikato DHB Chief Executive Dr Kevin Snee
This year has seen good progress on a number of fronts and I thought it useful to share some thoughts on the advances we have made as an organisation.
Click here to read the full Waikato DHB CE Update - December 2020
Kia or Koutou,
Hauraki PHO Will be closing for the holiday period from Thursday 24th December and reopening Monday 11th January 2021.
If you have any urgent enquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Primary Mental health Team will be working throughout this time (excluding Public holidays) for any Primary mental Health enquiries please call Noeline Apiata on 027 686 0017 or Wikitoria Moanaroa on 027 2979746.
The Hauraki PHO team would like to thank our General Practices for their incredible work this year! We hope you all have a fabulous Christmas and New years.
‘’The Whakatau Mai sessions provide social connections, wellbeing activities and information for people – online, for free, in real time, and with real people. We create a safe space to learn, share, discuss and connect. We actively prioritise guest privacy and wellbeing, including offering private support from a Peer Support Worker who is available in each session.
Whakatau Mai | The Wellbeing Sessions offers a broad, holistic range of options, designed to support self-directed wellbeing with zero barriers to access. Anyone over the age of 18 with a device and an internet connection can join us. All sessions are hosted online on a private Zoom link, by capable facilitators from around the country. We are led by 'lived-experience'. This means that our facilitators and support crew have 'been there done that' – their own experiences of working through tough times means they understand what guests may be facing or feeling right now, as the implications of Covid-19 continue to impact us all.
Sessions range from topics such as yoga and physical fitness, art and dance, journaling and meditation to information and tips for managing anxiety and other emotions, as well as support groups, including LGBTQIA+.
Guests speak highly of the lived-experience aspect of the programme:
The innovative use of online video conferencing via a secure Zoom platform gives the team and their guests a wealth of ways to interact, making a session a rich experience, as a recent guest noted:
Accessibility and the freedom to attend sessions from home is also a strong appeal for guests:
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Meet Aotearoa’s first child home safety app - Whare Kahikā. The app gives whānau knowledge to create a safe physical home environment for tamariki.
Click here to read more about Aotearoa’s first child home safety app
We have made extensive plans for providing health care over this summer holiday period, which is expected to be busier than previous years. Please see the attached flyer for a summary of the services available in Thames over the next four weeks. If you have any queries please email me at this address.
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In response to a recent community Survey, a steering group committee has formed to discuss a social group
For more details, click here to view the poster