Engagement through a different lens

How do we engage people in discussing gambling harm? That seems to be the question on most of the workforce lips at the moment. Recently at a meeting, it was raised how do we increase people accessing gambling harm messages and support services. During this discussion, it became clear that we have to start looking through the different lenses to engage people. You might say 'what different lenses are there?'. The financial angle seems the obvious one, working with financial services to engage with people. But how do we look through other lenses and merge gambling harm to these?. Health...

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Working in Isolation, No More!

This month NCS has kicked off creating an online Public Health Network to assist in more collaboration and support for the South Island Public Health Workforce.

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  • Hapai team with Helen Clark

Put yourself in their shoes

I attended the Addiction Leadership 2018 hosted by Matua Raki in Parliament recently. It was good to see many of our Prevention and Minimising Gambling Harm Sector amongst the packed venue. For me, there was one poignant moment of the day in which a woman who leads a community programme helping youth read an emotional letter from a young boy who had committed suicide. It was heart-wrenching to listen to this boy’s last words to the world. He expressed how his addiction has hurt many people and that he can’t go on being such a screw-up. The hatred he felt towards himself for his addiction and...

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Submission - My first out-of-school experience!

I would like to introduce Corbin Whanga who is currently on a student placement at Hapai Te Hauora. Corbin has a Bachelor of Health Science from the University of Auckland and wants to continue his education by pursuing a post-graduate study going forward. So far, Corbin has tackled some exciting roles and tasks, like working in the recent Fizz Free Whanau 2018 campaign and making his very first Select Committee oral submission for the upcoming Racing Amendment Bill. Can you explain a little more about the Racing Amendment Bill? Sure can, the bill sought to amend provisions from the Racing...

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