Dr Pat Tuohy also made a presentation on childhood obesity, to GPs in Gisborne. Held in July 2016, the 'Obesity in Christchurch' presentation is available to view here.
Professor Hayden McRobbie, the Raising Healthy Kids Clinical Practice Champion of Childhood Obesity, visited Christchurch to present his ideas on achieving the implementation of the Raising Healthy Kids target, in August 2016. His presentation is available to view here.
Learning from the past to prevent avoidable loss in the future
A poster summary of the Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee’s 11th data report, 2010–14, including tips on the prevention of SUDI (Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy), pertussis (whooping cough) and drive-way runovers.
Well Child Tamariki Ora (WCTO) quality improvement project
The South Island Well Child Tamariki Ora Quality Improvement project aims to enhance and support the national Well Child Tamariki Ora programme. For further information about the project, follow this link.
WCTO project information for the LMC
An update for the Lead Maternity Carer about the Well Child Tamariki Ora quality improvement project can be viewed here.
Healthy weight in childhood presentation
The first in a series of regional ‘roadshow’ presentations on healthy weight in childhood was held by the South Island Child Health Service Level Alliance in Nelson on February 24, 2016. The event focused on the Alliance’s healthy weight in childhood programme and introduced the South Island Child health Alliance’s healthy weight in childhood Clinical Advisory Group. The meeting also covered the Ministry of Health’s new childhood obesity target and other topics.
View the presentation information here
Paediatric Rheumatology Referral Criteria
In order to make triage and First Specialist Assessments as efficient as possible, the New Zealand Paediatric Rheumatology Services (NZPRS) have listed referral criteria and expectations.
View the referral criteria here
SPARX is an e-therapy program for young people with mild to moderate depression. It was designed as a stand-alone self-help intervention that can be accessed online 24/7 in private. SPARX was designed to address the gap in treatment options and uses proven cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques to deal with symptoms of depression. SPARX was developed in New Zealand for New Zealand youth and is free of charge for all New Zealanders.
Policy and Implementation Guidelines:
The Werry Centre is a national centre for infant, child and adolescent mental health, led by Dr Sally Merry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and situated within Auckland University. The website hosts several resources for professionals interested in child and adolescent mental health and also offers a number of free e-learning courses including: