Mental health

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. 

CEP 3: Youth Development & Well-being

This course is part of the Introduction to Co-existing Problems (CEP) in Youth series. This course addresses the concepts of well-being and positive youth development, which are fundamental to quality service delivery for young people with CEP and their family/whānau. Health practitioners working in all types of youth services have a responsibility to ensure practice occurs within a positive youth development paradigm. 

In this course you will gain an understanding of:

Mental Health Workshop 2015

Primary care clinicians work with mental health presentations, in some form or another, on a daily basis. The Mental Health Skills for next Monday workshop has a focus on primary care; bringing together experts from a range of areas of mental health. The day will cover topics from depression and drug use, to communication skills and medication. We cover the lifespan, from childhood and family issues, to adolescence and adulthood. We also have presentations from GPs using targeted therapeutic techniques in their practice.

CEP 6: Screening and Brief Interventions

This course is part of the Introduction to Co-existing Problems (CEP) in Youth series. Screening usually involves administering a brief questionnaire. The object of screening is to identify potential areas for further assessment. It is often the starting point for further CEP work and should be a key part of a CEP enhanced response in all youth services. 

In this course you will learn:


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