New Zealand Faith Community Nursing Association Conference
September 7 @ 9:00 am - September 8 @ 5:00 pm
A tool box of resources towards development of positive mental health in the world today.
2018 Conference speakers
Caleb Putt — Looking for a New Way to Cope. Youth Substance Use & Problem Gaming. Caleb is a registered social worker of more than 10 years with experience working in Care and Protection, Disability, Youth Justice and now Youth Alcohol and other Drugs (AOD)/Mental Health. He is the team leader for Sorted, BOPDHB’s Youth AOD service that is also part of the Maternal Infant Child Adolescent Mental Health Service.
Irene Maxwell-Curnock — Interactive Art Therapy Irene has a few strings to her bow including being a Civil Marriage Celebrant licensed to perform weddings; a Spiritual Director walking with people as they journey through life with the major emphasis on spirituality and; a Professional Supervisor, providing supervision of people who work in helping professions. It involves regular meetings with an independent person with training, skills, and knowledge to help with reflection of practice with a goal towards improvement, personal and professional growth and safe practice.
Patrick White — Spirituality in Mental Health— does ethical spiritual care fit with the nurses’ scope of practice? Dip. Nsg, PG.Dip Hsc. (mental health nursing), B.Th. Study:- current – PG masters study University of Auckland and level 5 Te Reo Maori study Te Wananga o Aotearoa. Workforce development (educator) in mental health and addiction services BOPDHB. Previously worked in mental health for older people in-patient unit BOPDHB and aged care. Historic – pastor and youth worker for Faith for NZ ministries Rhema Family Church. Whakatauākī (proverb): “At the moment of death we will not be judged according to the number of good deeds we have done or by the diplomas we have received in our life time. We will be judged according to the love we have put into our work”. Mother Teresa “In My Own Words.” 1997 (Pg 2)
Erina Korohina — Kai Maori Kai Ora—Healthy Kai and Well-Being. Erina works in Maori Health, mostly in the field of nutrition and diet for Maori people, promoting healthy living at Maraes throughout the country. She also talks about exercise, and provide a cultural understanding about the Maori approach to heath. Erina will provide a hands on “interactive” session.