Challenges the Conventional:Coexisting Disorders Summit 2011

Press Release – Te Pu Wananga o Anamata

Once again Te Pū Wānanga o Anamata has provided an opportunity for Māori mental health and alcohol and drug addiction kaimahi, clinicians, and students working with tangata whaiora with coexisting problems in Aotearoa to come together in a collaborative …“Challenges the Conventional – a Coexisting Disorders Summit 2011”

Once again Te Pū Wānanga o Anamata has provided an opportunity for Māori mental health and alcohol and drug addiction kaimahi, clinicians, and students working with tangata whaiora with coexisting problems in Aotearoa to come together in a collaborative effort to showcase their strengths and challenges.

This year’s summit “Challenging the Conventional – Ko te ao whai ake nei he ao hou”, organised by Te Pū Wānanga o Anamata on behalf of the students enrolled on the Diploma in Applied Māori Health – Coexisting Disorders. This summit is a karanga to Māori alcohol and drug and mental health service providers, to review their standards of practise, attitudes, and behaviours.

What the Anamata tohu promotes says Dr Candy Cookson-Cox (Te Arawa, Ngai Tahu) “is a kaimahi that has the skill suite to be able to assess and manage tangata whaiora with coexisting problems without the fragmentation which currently faces whaiora in today’s climate. The summit allows for discussion to take place, to raise awareness within Māori Health and hopefully works to improve outcomes for Māori whaiora”.

Five Māori Health experts, Tāmati Kruger (Tūhoe), Jozie Karanga (Tūhoe, Whakatōhea), Pam Armstrong (Ngāti Hine), Donna Blair (Kai Tahu, Kati Mamoe) and Clinton Schultz (Kamilaroi, Aborigine) will present alongside 18 practise based students.

Te Pū Wānanga o Anamata, is a Tūhoe tertiary education provider based in Tāneatua and Whakatāne. Anamata delivers a selection of National Certificate, Diploma and Degree qualifications, recognised by NZQA that responds to the needs of Tūhoe and Māori communities.

The summit runs for two days Monday 28 – Tuesday 29 November 2011, and is being held at the Keswick Christian Camp, Holdens Bay, Rotorua. See attached Summit programme. For more information, visit www.anamata.ac.nz.

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