• 05 Dec 2016 5:44 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This study randomised adolescents with depression in to three groups (cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), short-term psychoanalytical therapy and a brief psychosocial intervention)

    There was no difference between any of the groups at 12 months follow-up.

    Take home message - support, clinician-young person relationships and follow-up are probably the most important aspect of care of depressed young people!

  • 03 Dec 2016 1:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Crisis of Connection for Adolescent Boys,” the first of a TAG Talks video series.

    It features Niobe Way, Professor of Applied Psychology at NYU, who has conducted deeply insightful research.

  • 08 Nov 2016 6:20 PM | Anonymous
    From Jessica Huss, MSc:

    I am a PhD student from Germany (University Kassel) and I am doing a research exchange under the supervision of Dr Karolina Stasiak from the Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Auckland. I would be incredibly grateful if you could distribute my brief online survey among your members. I am doing an international study of clinicians’ attitudes towards the use of Serious Games in psychotherapy. I am very keen to find out the views of New Zealand clinicians.

    I have attached a PDF flyer with more information and the link to the survey.

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me (j.huss@auckland.ac.nz) or my supervisor (k.stasiak@auckland.ac.nz)

     This study has been approved by the Health and Disability Ethics Committees. 

     You can go straight to the survey from this link:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8MZHCG7 

     Thank you very much for your support!

  • 08 Nov 2016 5:48 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The Lancet has partnered with four leading academic institutions (The University of Melbourne, University College London, the London School for Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Columbia University) to establish a Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing.

    The Commission has 30 members from 14 countries spanning all parts of the globe. It has brought together experts, including youth advocates, with a range of disciplines as well as policy and practice perspectives.

    This Newspost features articles on the World Bank Youth Group Summit.

  • 21 Oct 2016 1:46 PM | Anonymous

    Please circulate through your organisations and nursing networks.


    Knowledge and skills frameworks (KSF): Survey

    Please find attached a survey link, forwarded on behalf of the National Nursing Consortium.


    The Consortium are reviewing the KSF toolkit and endorsement process in terms of delivery against the Consortium objectives.


    This particular survey has been created specifically for the nurse leaders and potential users of KSF.

    All nurses are invited to participate and circulation through nursing networks would be appreciated.

     The Consortium needs as much feedback as possible, via this short survey, to help inform this part of the review.

     Please use this link to enter the survey  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LMVBK6H

    Closing date is: 31 October 5pm.

    Kind regards

    Liz Manning, RN, BN, MPhil, FCNA(NZ)


  • 27 Sep 2016 5:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Most lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning
    (LGBTQ)* youth are happy and thrive during their adolescent years. Going to a school that creates a safe and supportive learning environment for all students and having caring and accepting parents are especially important. This helps all youth achieve good grades and maintain good mental and physical health. However, some LGBTQ youth are more likely than their heterosexual peers to experience difficulties in their lives and school environments, such as violence.

    Read more ............

  • 27 Sep 2016 5:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In this week's Adolescent Health News Roundup, top stories include stories about the decline in teen pregnancy, the CDC rejects the nasal flu vaccine, the lasting effects of early bedtimes for kids, the Gates Foundation donates $25 million to maternal healthcare in Pakistan and more. 

    Read more......

  • 27 Sep 2016 5:44 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    What's going on....?!

    We have been doing everything from NZ Fashion Week, to multiple trips to the snow, overseas trips to the Gold Coast, getting vegetable plots started, picking hundreds of kilos of lemons and venturing everywhere from Kaikoura to Northland. Recreate youth have got it good! In this email we have links to our newsletters, a fundraising campaign we are running to help us with MOXIE and information about services out there that could help you with you and your child's future.

    The moment that all of you have been waiting for... Newsletters!

    The pictures below will take you to our online links for our Term for Newsletters for Auckland, Waikato and Christchurch. Not from these areas? That's all good! Give us a call and we can see what programmes might be available to you. We do our best to make all our programmes accessible no matter where you are in Aotearoa.

    Read More .......

  • 27 Sep 2016 5:40 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Message from Bryan Wilson - Community Investment

    Bryan Wilson - Acting Deputy Chief Executive, MSD

    Tēnā koutou katoa

    Last week we published the Community Investment Strategy Update 2016.

    The Update summarises what we achieved in the first year of the three-year implementation process, sets out the direction for the next 12 months and aligns with the work programme to establish the new Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki.

    Since the release of the Strategy in 2015, MSD has been developing its social investment approach to contracting for programmes and services. This allows us to better deliver effective programmes and services to the right people at the right time.

    A social investment approach is about providing up-front investment to support people most at risk of poor outcomes later on in life. We will use the technology and data available to help us understand the people who rely on the programmes and services we invest in. We want providers to be able to spend more time working with their clients and collecting information about the results they’re getting, and less time meeting our contract compliance requirements.

    Our focus is on ensuring there is sufficient evidence about the programmes and services we fund for us to be confident they will work. We are confident the Community Investment Strategy will enable us to achieve this.

    Ngā mihi,

    Bryan Wilson
    Associate Deputy Chief Executive
    Community Investment

    In this September 2016 issue:

    [e-news image] Message from Bryan Wilson - Community Investment
    [e-news image] Community Investment Strategy Update 2016
    [e-news image] Investing in Children Programme: Transformational change
    [e-news image] International Leadership Award recipients announced
    [e-news image] Recognising KickStart Breakfast’s unsung heroes
    [e-news image] New Director for Hamilton Children’s Team

    Read More .....

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