Long-Term Conditions Network & Health Navigator Charitable Trust
ISSN: 1197-6693 No.64: Oct 2022
View presentations from the recent Long-Term Conditions Forum
Long-Term Conditions Virtual Forum 2022

Feedback from the forum held on 11 August 2022 has been very positive. For those who weren't able to attend or to view sessions again, the presentations are now available online for a limited time.
Keynote 1. Long-term conditions and the interim Health New Zealand Health Plan
Hear Keriana Brooking discuss the 5 system shifts and where long-term conditions fit within the interim health plan due for release soon. 
Keynote 2. David Letele and the BBM model 
Watch an engaging overview by David Letele and participants who have turned their lives around when nothing else was helping. 
Keynote 3: Turning the spotlight on the hau in hauora
View this inspiring and informative presentation by psychiatrist Dr Kiri Prentice as she explains how Te Ao Māori and concepts such as hau have such depth and the value of restoring hau and mana.
Useful resources
Te Kete Haerenga - Your journey to wellbeing kete 
Designed for and with people living with long-term health conditions (LTCs), this self-care and care planning toolkit can be used to describe what is important to the person and their whānau, what they wish to achieve in their lives and how others can best support them in that journey. 

Additional Te Kete Haerenga resources include booklets on: 
These are designed to empower individuals to make behaviour changes and improve their quality of life, so they are more in control, know when to seek help, if needed, and are more confident to manage safely at home.

Find out more about Te Kete Haerenga.
Te Pae Tata - the Interim NZ Health Plan

Te Pae Tata identifies priority areas and sets out the first two years of health system transformation to improve the health & wellbeing of all New Zealanders.. Find out more here.
Find out about the steps to take and how to find extra assistance if you are older or have a disability and someone in your household tests positive for COVID-19. Watch the video.

View the rest of the video series here.
Planned Care Taskforce – Reset and Restore Plan

This new report sets out the recommendations from the Planned Care Taskforce  to improve equity, increase access and reduce waiting lists for planned care (surgery etc) through a Reset and Restore Plan. Find out more here.
Ministry of Health Annual report – released 21 Oct 22

The 2021/22 Annual Report summarises the Ministry’s major work programmes and achievements. It also demonstrates progress towards the strategic intentions 2021–25, and the strategic objectives set out in Ta Tatou Rautaki | Our Strategy and Pae Ora | Healthy Futures. Read more.
Clinical rehabilitation guideline for people with long COVID for individuals and whanau
This resource provides a summary of common symptoms and resources to support individuals with long COVID, whānau and carers. Read more.
Long COVID symptom map
Symptom severity and functional disability score charts which show your symptoms today. Read more.
Upcoming events
8th Annual eMental Health International Congress 2022
10-11 November, Auckland, New Zealand and online

Auckland to host world’s largest e-Mental Health Collaborative event The eMental Health International Congress will showcase the latest ground-breaking developments in eMental health innovation, thought leadership and strategy, and champion the participation of lived experience representatives. This is an opportunity to learn what’s working around the world, and how we can continue to develop the global eMental health ecosystem to get it right for service users and providers alike. Read more.
Upcoming webinars
Living & dying on the streets - Palliative Care for People Experiencing Homelessness and Structural Vulnerability - 3 Nov 2022 (7.30am)

A tireless advocate, Dr. Dosani brings attention to the correlation between health and a wide range of social issues through social media, public speaking and national media. Register here.
Special Topic: Health Technologies and Innovation
14 November - 22 December 2022
Health technologies will massively increase the ability of health care systems to solve health problems and can improve health and wellbeing in communities. At the same time, they offer major challenges and complexities. This course will introduce health technologies that are and will have a major impact in New Zealand and globally. Students do not need to have prior health technology knowledge. Find out more.
Te Pa Harakeke | Nurturing care in the first 1000 days Friday 18 Nov 22 (10-11.30am)

This webinar describes the current situation from the voice of the pēpi, provides an overview of the evidence for nurturing care in the first 1000 days, and will discuss key recommendations to improve pēpi and whānau outcomes.
Practical tips to encourage wellbeing and avoid burnout 22 Nov 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic response and the winter surge, combined with staff shortages, has had an unprecedented impact on the mental health and wellbeing of healthcare workers. In this webinar the Goodfellow Unit team provide practical and effective tips and strategies to promote wellbeing and avoid burnout. 
Recent webinars and events
Collaborative Aotearoa Symposium 2022 September 2022
A recent Collaborative Aotearoa Symposium was held in Wellington and focused on transformational change and opportunities to address the inequitable outcomes for Māori & Pasifika.
View presentations here.
Lessons Learnt & Highlights – Community Telehealth Initiatives

There are some fantastic initiatives and projects for telehealth in the community and this webinar featured a great line-up of panellists who are doing some incredible telehealth work in their region. Watch this webinar as the panellists talk about their own experiences in telehealth, share their learnings, including what's working and what's not.
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