Brief Intervention Talking Therapy (BITT) survey shows positive results

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A survey canvassing the experiences of Brief Intervention Talking Therapy (BITT) clients has showed they felt supported, respected and had benefited from the service. Pegasus Health’s Brief Intervention Mental Health Service was introduced in 2006 as an extension of general practice and to provide mental health/well-being support for its enrolled population.   Brief Intervention Talking

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1737 – Need to talk? Q&A with Dr David Codyre, Consulting Psychiatrist Mental Health and Addictions Whakarongorau Aotearoa

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1737 Need to talk? is New Zealand’s national mental health and addictions service. It’s completely free to call and text and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. | Who is the 1737 service for? Anyone feeling stressed, anxious, worried, depressed, down or overwhelmed can call or text 1737 to connect with a

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Peer support powerful for mental health and wellbeing

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Whakarongorau Aotearoa New Zealand Telehealth Services offer free online services to the public, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, over multiple digital channels. The organisation is owned by Pegasus Health and ProCare Health Limited and includes Healthline, the COVID Healthlines, 1737 – Need to talk?, Gambling Helpline and Quitline services. 1737 is a

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Meeting complex mental health needs within Muslim community

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The Muslim Wellbeing team at Purapura Whetu Trust continues to grow and adapt to meet the evolving complexity of needs of the community it serves. Pegasus Health works closely with the team, one of two culturally responsive mental health services in Christchurch. The team was set up in response to the Christchurch terror attacks almost

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Psychology student looking to meet unique needs

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Felisha Thain has been on a personal journey over the past year learning about her Somali culture, so it was a welcome surprise when she received a Pegasus Health Scholarship. Felisha plans to become a clinical psychologist and is currently completing a Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychology at Canterbury University. She says the scholarship has been

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Study leads to better patient relationship and more effective processes

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Dr Nigel Tapper and his team at Medical Corner Doctors in Rangiora have used a recent patient study and shared care plans to provide more flexible care and optimise appointment time. Medical Corner Doctors is one Pegasus Health affiliated practice that uses Hikitia programme principles to improve patient care and business effectiveness. The principles include

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Support to migrate to new Practice Management System

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Pegasus Health’s IT team is offering a range of services to help general practices migrate to the new indici Practice Management System (PMS). The team can also help with those doing an upgrade from Medtech32 to the company’s new version of the PMS, Medtech Evolution. Pegasus Business Operations Manager Alistair Hill says they have received

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Scholarship leads to positive force in Māori health sector

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Kaimana (Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa) is currently completing her third-year nursing studies at Ara Institute of Canterbury in Ōtautahi Christchurch and says receiving a Pegasus Health Workforce Development Scholarship has made a massive difference to her life. “I was a school drop-out at aged 16 and a young mother at 18,” says Kaimana. “I remember learning

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