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Supporting neuro-informed practice
A group of Southern Region staff are championing the use of more neuro-informed practice, following their graduation from an Otago University course, SOCI404: Exploring Neuro-Disability in Health, Welfare and Justice Systems.…
A Boy Called Piano documentary
Men in the Matapuna Special Treatment Unit (STU) had a lot to reflect on when watching the journey of Fa’amoana John Luafutu through state care and prison in a special…
The unexpected benefits of nursing in prison
At a time when recruiting and retaining Registered Nursing staff is challenging across the health sector, Christchurch Men’s Prison (CMP) is seeing a number of nurses returning to work in…
Bringing the Women’s Strategy to life at Arohata Prison
For Ashleigh Little, Assistant Prison Director of Arohata Prison, Ara Poutama Aotearoa’s Women’s Strategy is far more than just a document – it’s a mindset shift, and a push for…
“You get to know people” – Supporting people’s healthcare journeys as a nurse at Rolleston Prison
After a career change from software engineering, Roy started his nursing career at Ara Poutama Aotearoa three and a half years ago and hasn’t looked back.
Whakairo revival at Auckland Prison
“Toi whakairo is about so much more than just carving,” says lead carver and whakairo rākau tutor and mentor, Wiremu*.