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Colleagues committed to upskilling together

A group of Rehabilitation Support Workers at Stanford House of Whanganui District Health Board have recently completed the New Zealand Diploma in Health and Wellbeing (Level 5) Applied Practice. For most of them, they...

‘Sensory room in a box’ developed by diversional therapist wins award

Aditi Arora, Wellness Leader and diversional therapist at Village at the Park in Wellington thought she could do something more for their residents. Village at the Park, part of Arvida Group, converts their hairdresser room...

Career move for ‘stay at home’ mum paid off

As you walk towards St Matthew’s Church Hall in Masterton, you’ll see mobility scooters lined up, and sometimes a bicycle or two. This is where the Wairarapa Care Network (WCN) operates their Day Programme...

Son’s disability spurs mum to upskill

This Nelson Mum is doing everything she can to provide her son born with a disability, the very best support possible.

Work experience crystalised career ambitions for aspiring nurse

Work experience at an aged care facility has helped confirm Nanise Bulicakau’s plans to pursue a career in nursing.

Working as one whānau for the success of Māori trainees

Careerforce te toi pūkenga, Access Community Health, Idea Services, and Oceania Healthcare recently celebrated the signing of Te Tiriti o te Whanaungatanga.

Healthcare graduates recognised for making a difference

Stand-out healthcare assistant graduates received awards for demonstrating the values of ‘connected’, ‘compassion’, ‘best care’ and ‘better, best, brilliant’”.

ITO meets Ivy League University to support emerging leaders

Ten emerging leaders with lived experience in the health and wellbeing sector will be given the chance to participate in Yale University’s leadership programme.

Business as usual while Govt works through vocational reforms

It’s very much business as usual for industry training organisation Careerforce as the Government works through the proposed Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE) submissions.

“Draining the harbour to save a sinking ship” – one ITO’s view of the...

Health Central asks Jane Wenman, chief executive of industry training organisation Careerforce for her views on the vocational education reforms and how the proposals could affect the health and wellbeing sector.

DR WELLNESS

More than just a ‘pill for every ill’

Dr Tracy Chandler (a.k.a. Dr Wellness) says we need to move beyond the current ‘pill for every ill’ model of general practice to a more patient-centred integrative approach.

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“Lucky” is not an adjective many people would choose after going through what Barbara Bew experienced.  Yet despite enduring a terrifying domestic assault after...
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