Werryforce Resource November 2017

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Kia ora!

Our refreshed eNewsletter is here! Offering great stories and new knowledge, this issue brings together the latest from leaders across the sector, key discussions from around the world and insider info on our and others latest resources to keep you up-to-date, supported and informed.

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Werry News

Last quarter we welcomed Megan Grimwood as a Project Manager in maternity cover for Abigail (Abi) Milnes. Abigail and partner Vaughn welcomed Saffi Carmella Bell to their family on 31 October (Halloween). We also have a new Communications Coordinator - Adrienne Madden. You can see from this newsletter the amazing impact she is having. Adrienne has moved to New Zealand from Belfast – we can nearly understand her now!


During September and October we hosted the Pacific Advisor Group’s biennial Fono, four Incredible Years (IY) training events, an implementation update and training session for Single Session Family Consultation approach, and the third national Co-Existing Problems (CEP) Telepaeds of the year. The CEP group have been piloting and providing feedback this month on the SACS ABC Brief Intervention,. We also travelled to the IY Mentors meeting in Seattle, USA and to the Mental Health Service Learning Network, and have created a new series of youth aimed information booklets on alcohol and drugs as well as a new Pacific guidance booklet on the Choice and Partnership approach which is to be launched later this year.

With so much on offer, we know you’ll find something interesting and informative to see! We hope you enjoy our latest issue, and as we always welcome your thoughts and suggestions, so please don't hesitate to get in touch and let us know what you think of our new format at coordinator@werryworkforce.org

Ngā mihi,

Sue Dashfield, General Manager

Our Highlights

Leading the Way: Sector Leaders Day

We heard speakers on youth self-injury, suicide risk and prevention programmes, MoH strategic framework updates and much more.


The Biennial Fono 2017, 'Blame the Brain'

We hosted the biennial Fono on Pacific and Non-Pacific clinicians who work with Pacific children and families.

Our screening of 'Resilience'

We screened ‘Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope’ in Christchurch alongside an incredible talk on Sensorimotor Psychotherapy


Great Conversations

The Third CEP National Telepaed
We welcomed 17 dedicated practitioners to discuss the latest in the sector - catch up with what we're talking about.


Approaching the Pōwhiri Poutama Framework
During the CEP National Telepaed, Hoani Watene and Brett Mataira of Hauora Tairāwhiti gave us some new practical tips.
New Referral Technology for New Zealand
George Morris of Rubicon gives us his view of the RapidReferral screening app.

Where we've been

MHS Conference in Sydney, Australia
We learned about ‘Disruptive innovation’, ‘Two Eyed Seeing’ and how Trauma intersects with the law.


Incredible Years Mentors Meeting in Seattle
Read about how we introduced international mentors to a Māori prospective and approach to Incredible Years.



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