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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Improving access to health and social supports for offenders on release

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People leaving prison in Canterbury will benefit from improved support to navigate and access health and social supports thanks to collaboration between Health, Corrections and the social service sector. A multi-agency group, the Coordinated Access on Release Design Group, was formed in 2016 with the aim of addressing the barriers that prevent offenders released from

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Mistletoe and Milestone for Senior Chef

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Christmas celebrations were combined with a significant milestone for Senior Chef Graduates last Friday. Senior Chef is a free programme administered by Pegasus Health that teaches older people living alone or with one other person, practical cooking skills, meal planning, budgeting, shopping tips and good nutrition. The programme welcomed its 2000th participant earlier this year

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Pegasus Health recognised at Quality Improvement and Innovation Awards

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The Canterbury Health System Quality Improvement Showcase was held on Thursday 6 December 2018. The showcase is an exciting and inspiring opportunity to share ideas and learnings as well as celebrate the presentation of the Quality Improvement Innovations Awards. This year Pegasus Health staff were recipients for two of the awards: Health Equity for all

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