Pegasus Health welcomes new Director of Hauora Māori and Ōritetanga

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Pegasus Health’s commitment to equity and access will be further strengthened with the appointment of Irihāpeti Mahuika as its Director of Hauora (Health and Wellbeing) Māori and Ōritetanga (Equity and Equality). This newly-created role supports Pegasus Health’s commitment to reduce inequities, increase access to services and improve hauora outcomes for Māori in Canterbury. “Irihāpeti will

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Reading in Mind at Tūranga

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On Saturday 10 August the Pegasus Health ‘Reading in Mind’ team joined a mental health and wellbeing showcase with Ōtautahi Creative Spaces at Tūranga. The Reading in Mind scheme works with Christchurch City Libraries and MHERC to provide a resource to support people experiencing low-to-moderate mental health issues. They do this by providing lists of

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Pegasus Health Chair appointed to Health Precinct Advisory Council

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Congratulations to Peter Townsend, Chair of Pegasus Health, who has recently been appointed as the Independent Chair of the Health Precinct Advisory Council. Peter is well-respected in Canterbury and nationally and has been closely involved in Canterbury’s development and regeneration for more than 20 years. He is a tireless advocate for Canterbury and always has

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Whānau, fitness and fun

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Congratulations to all our Pegasus practices and staff who took part in yesterday’s City 2 Surf run/walk. This was the 45th year of this event and participants could choose from a 14km or 6km distance. A great way to combine whānau, fitness and fun at a time when Christchurch really needs this.

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Mana Ake ‘shows what’s possible when communities come together’

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The Minister of Health took the opportunity to talk to children, teachers and special education needs coordinators (SENCOs) when he visited Christchurch on 28 February to talk about the innovative initiative providing wellbeing and mental health support to children. Mana Ake – Stronger for Tomorrow offers support for children in schools years 1-8 who are

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Step Up Programme expanded – more help for Cantabrians

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The Step Up Programme helps Cantabrians who are on a benefit and have a medical deferral to find and stay in work.  It’s a partnership between the Ministry of Social Development (MSD), Canterbury District Health Board and Pegasus Health. The programme began as a pilot with some Canterbury practices in March 2017. The service is

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