ICAMH Resources & Support
Anyone who has either experienced or cared for a family member with mental illness will know how scary and lonely the journey can sometimes feel. Being able to access information about what is happening, about what you or your loved one needs and about how to look after yourself can make the world of difference to your ability to deal with the situation. As the Werry Centre continues to support the development of infant, child and adolescent mental health professionals, we are also committed to empowering service users and their families/whanau to be equipped with up to date and reliable information with which to engage in genuinely collaborative, client and family/whanau-centred care. The new sections on our website for families/whanau and for young people feature local and international health resources, information about services and public events. Please take a look at these resources and encourage your clients to use and share them. We would also love to receive new content and feedback so that we can continually improve this service. Visit the Werry Centre website
Our own Werry Centre family benefits from support in the same way as any other at times. This month, due to the generosity of Cure Kids and Rod Duke, Managing Director of Briscoes, I am pleased to announce that a new Cure Kids Duke Family Chair in Child and Adolescent Mental Health has been established at the University of Auckland and that Professor Sally Merry has been appointed to the position. On behalf of the Werry Centre team, I'd like to warmly congratulate her on the appointment. With Sally's longstanding passion for research into mental health and her commitment to the welfare of children in New Zealand, there really isn't anyone better suited for the job. We look forward to hearing about all the great new opportunities that this new role brings!