Mental health

Depression in adolescents - Sally Merry

Professor Sally Merry talks about depression in adolescents. Sally holds the Cure Kids Duke Family Chair and is head of Department of Psychological Medicine at The University of Auckland.

CEP 9: Integrated Care

This course is part of the Introduction to Co-existing Problems (CEP) in Youth series. Integrated care involves the co-ordination, collaboration and cooperation of mental health and substance abuse services combining at an individual level to ensure that clients and families’ access screening, assessment, treatment planning, service delivery and continuing care in a smooth and relatively seamless way. 

Dementia - Professor Ngaire Kerse

Professor Ngaire Kerse discusses dementia. Ngaire is a GP and head of Population Health at the University of Auckland, where she runs an active programme of research in improving the healthcare of older people. Ngaire was awarded a distinguished fellowship of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners in 2011.

CEP 8: Management

This course is part of the Introduction to Co-existing Problems (CEP) in Youth series. The management of young people with CEP mainly involves applying established addiction and mental health treatments together in an integrated way. Unfortunately few specific CEP treatment interventions have been developed or evaluated in children and young people.

Mindfulness - Joel Levey

Joel Levey a mindfulness pioneer explores practices and techniques of mindfulness with Prof Bruce Arroll on his recent trip to New Zealand.

Mindfulness for health - Joel and Michelle Levey

Joel and Michelle Levey, pioneers in mindfulness for health offer a unique and rich blend of insights and experience distilled from 47 years of intensive contemplative study/practice and work bringing this wisdom into higher education, medicine, and business.

Learn how mindfulness, meditation, mind-fitness training, and contemplative science can benefit practitioners and patients alike. 


This course on dementia is the result of a national collaboration between primary, secondary and tertiary care providers. It is heavily informed by the Waitemata DHB pilot of GPs and practice nurses assessing, diagnosing and managing mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and typical dementia.

Dementia requires chronic care management. There is strong evidence that primary care is the right place for its assessment, diagnosis, and management.  

CEP 7: Assessment

This course is part of the Introduction to Co-existing Problems (CEP) in Youth series. Assessment is a multifaceted task of which information-gathering is just one part; just as important are engaging and connecting with the young person, setting the scene for future contact, empowering families, giving information and enhancing well-being.

Management of Adult Depression - David Codyre

David Codyre talks about the management of adult depression in general practice. David is a consultant psychiatrist in primary care in Auckland and clinical lead in mental health for East Tamaki healthcare where he also oversees the GP registrar programme in advanced training in primary mental health.

CEP 4 : Engagement

This course is part of the Introduction to Co-existing Problems (CEP) in Youth series. Providing CEP interventions for young people is a challenge as they are a diverse, heterogeneous group who often only present at a time of crisis or at the insistence of others. 


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