This page contains information and links for other agencies and organisations that may provide support to General Practice Teams.
Family Violence Resource for Practitioners, “Working with Asian, Middle Eastern and African Clients”
Now available through Waitemata DHB Asian Health Support Services, the CALD (Culturally And Linguistically Diverse) Family Violence Resource for Practitioners is a supplementary online resource for health practitioners. It provides a general guide and essential culture-specific knowledge and tools for health practitioners who work with CALD clients from Asian, Middle Eastern and African backgrounds in the New Zealand health system, around violence screening and intervention.
Details are in the CALD News July 2014 (2 page PDF). Note, to access this and other online supplementary resources, you log in into your CALD user account via CALD resources.
SPARX: youth mental health e-therapy on-line self-help tool
This tool aims to teach young people the key skills needed to help combat depression and anxiety. It was developed by a team of researchers from the University of Auckland, and is available for free online at www.sparx.org.nz/about. The website also offers a mood quiz to help young people identify depression and information on where to get help. A partnership with Youthline and Lifeline provides clinical back up support to SPARX users. The phone line 0508 4 SPARX is staffed by professional counsellors 12 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Free interpreting services for primary health services may be available through Waitemata Auckland Translation & Interpreting Services (WATIS). Information about how to access interpreters is available from the Services Available for Primary Health Interpreting link; a list of languages provided is available on their Languages link.
For general support, or to request specific assistance, including an on-site visit, please contact our Practice Liaison team.