Puāwai-Kai Lifestyle Education and Cooking

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Sydenham retiree Robyn has struggled with balancing her sweet tooth and her diabetes. Living alone, she finds it difficult to cook nutritious, cost-effective meals for one. Robyn was a participant in the new Puāwai-Kai healthy lifestyle and cooking programme. She was referred to the free, eight-session course by her GP. The course gives participants information

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An introduction to the health system reforms

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Two new national health organisations will be introduced on July 1, 2022: The Māori Health Authority and Health New Zealand (HNZ), and on this date, District Health Boards (DHBs) will be disestablished. Pegasus Health Strategic Advisor, Gary Allen, has spent over 25 years working in the Canterbury health sector and over the past few months

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Right Service Right Time connecting whānau with services

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Right Service Right Time (RSRT) is a community-based initiative that Pegasus Health supports which seeks to improve the well-being of tamariki, rangatahi and their whānau, whatever their circumstances may be, to get the right service at the right time. Whānau seeking assistance may have multiple needs and require more than one programme. They often go

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Moana Vā providing safe space for Pacific Rainbow+ community

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Pegasus Health is proud to support Moana Vā a new collective offering a safe space for the Pacific Rainbow+ community in Ōtautahi Christchurch. Moana Vā wants to support the mental health and wellbeing of Pacific Rainbow+ community members of all ages by connecting friendships and mentorships, with a variety of Rainbow leaders, whose lived experiences 

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Te Puāwaitanga Sexuality and Relationship Education App

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A mobile app providing sex, sexuality, relationship, gender, and identity education for young Kiwis, aged 13 to 24, is under development at the University of Canterbury. Faculty of Health Lecturer Tracy Clelland, Masters student Cate Mentink, and Health Educator Jessica McQuoid are the driving force behind the app called Te Puāwaitanga: Beyond the Birds and

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Child Health Support Service helping families in stressful pandemic environment

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The COVID-19 pandemic is creating challenges and increased stress levels for children, says Child Health Support Service Manager (CHSS) Karen Meadows-Taurua. Everyday life has been impacted, including changes to many comforting routines such as school and socialising with friends. Karen says change and uncertainty can increase stress or anxiety in children, including those as young

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