Overcoming a feeling of isolation among pharmacists

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Dr Aarti Patel, General Manager of the Canterbury Community Pharmacy Group (CCPG), wants to remind pharmacists and their staff, that they don’t have to feel alone. “This is a journey that pharmacy teams can’t take on individually. There’s a lot of benefit in peer support and community,” she says. “Pharmacy teams have borne a lot of

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Lucy Carey from Lifestyle Team

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Lucy Carey is part of the Puāwai Healthy Lifestyles team, a dietitian, and fellow of the Australian Society of Lifestyle Medicine. She shares some tips for health and the holidays. What is lifestyle medicine? It bridges the gap between preventative healthcare and treatment of diseases impacted by lifestyle choices. The six key pillars are: feet

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Supporting Cantabrians to quit smoking

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Sue Aitken, Kaiārahi, Team Leader – Health Promotion Programmes, has one simple smoking cessation message: “We don’t expect practices to provide the actual support themselves. They are far too busy. Please refer your patients to a specialised quit coach via ERMS.” It’s simple and easy to do. Specialised quit support is provided through Te Hā-Waitaha

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Safeguarding your mental wellbeing this Christmas

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COVID-19 uncertainty and lockdowns have increased stress for many Cantabrians this year. Karl Belcher, Pegasus Health’s Mental Health Clinical Team Leader, gives some tips on safeguarding your mental wellbeing during the silly season. Karl says he and the mental health team encourage people to take a break and recharge over the holidays. And to take

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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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