Mental Health Awareness Week 2018!

WellSouth Health Promotion Specialist Brittani Beavis and Southern DHB Health Promotion Advisor, David Pirie contributed to the interactive mural in the Wall Street Mall in Dunedin. Mental Health Awareness Week was celebrated across the district last week with a host of events, including community walks, shared lunches, yoga, meditation, drumming and mindfulness sessions, interactive murals, the play Mental Notes 2.0, and sports tournaments.

Specialist Addiction Services new name for CADS

Consistency and a more accurate reflection of the services provided across the district are behind a name change for Southern DHB’s Community Alcohol and Drug Services (CADS).

The new name – Specialist Addiction Services – provides one name for DHB addiction services across Otago and Southland. “Clients will get the same support and services, but the new name is a more accurate reflection of the work we do,” says Otago unit manager David Jaggard.

“We want to move away from the focus on substances, to focus instead on their impact and the problematic behaviours (addiction) – which is where we aim to help.”

Specialist Addiction Services:
• Main Block at Wakari Hospital (03) 476 9760
• Southland Hospital (03) 214 5786

There are also offices in the main rural centres which can be contacted via the Dunedin number (03) 476 9760.

southerndhb.govt.nz/pages/addiction-services

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