Vaccinating our rural communities

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Rural practices have been putting in the hard work for months to support and encourage locals to get vaccinated. A recent University of Otago study found rates of COVID-19 vaccination in rural areas were more than 10 per cent less than their urban counterparts. Methven Medical Centre owner Gayle O’Duffy said Super Saturday was a

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Rural practices get in behind Super Saturday

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Home-baking, sausage sizzles, music, transport, and all-day ‘walk-in-clinics’ were some of the ways rural Canterbury practices helped boost vaccination rates on ‘Super Saturday’. Leeston Medical Centre lead vaccinator, Helen Rawstron, said they vaccinated as many patients (170) during Super Saturday as they normally do in a week. People who attended included farm workers, those without

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Navigating the loss of life by suicide

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A new initiative by Pegasus Health’s Suicide Prevention Team is better informing and supporting primary healthcare professionals, bereaved whānau, and community members in the aftermath of a suspected suicide. The team now calls practice managers to let them know about the death of an enrolled patient in a suspected suicide on the same or next

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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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