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Lord Adebowale inspires mental health & addiction sector

7 Dec 2017 | Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

The Health Quality & Safety Commission’s latest international speaker to take to the stage was Lord Victor Adebowale CBE.

In a free half-day workshop for the mental health and addiction (MHA) sector at Auckland's Beca Auditorium on 22 November, Lord Adebowale gave an inspiring and engaging keynote address about mobilising our communities.

Visiting New Zealand in his capacity as director of Leadership in Mind, an organisational development consultancy, and as chair of Collaborate, an organisation that helps public services collaborate to tackle complex social challenges, Lord Adebowale was well placed to lead this event. Interestingly, he referenced Te Whare Tapa Whā, (Sir Mason Durie’s Māori model of health, which many in New Zealand’s health sector will be very familiar with) as one of the best things he has read regarding social care.

With special thanks to Beca who provided their auditorium for the event.


Conference group image (left to right): Anna-Marie Frost (HQSC), John Cullen (Waitemata DHB), Brendon Pett (Beca), Prof Alan Merry (HQSC), Tracy Winstanley (HQSC), Lord Victor Adebowale CBE, Wi Keelan (HQSC), Roz Sorensen (HQSC), Shaun McNeil (HQSC), Penny Impey (Beca), Karen O’Keefe (HQSC)
Image credit: Josh Dahlberg, Videoworks

Last updated 07/12/2017