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Turia: Ko tenei te wa: navigating the maze of life

June 22, 2009

Turia: Ko tenei te wa: navigating the maze of life

Monday, 22 June 2009, 5:16 pm
Speech: New Zealand Government


Tariana Turia

22 June, 2009
‘Ko tenei te wa: navigating the maze of life’

I am delighted to be able to return to the Early Intervention in Psychosis National Training Forum; and I am grateful to the Wellington Early Intervention Service for your invitation.

It is eight years since I opened the wananga, hosted by Ngati Porou in December 2001; and I will be interested to learn what has changed; what has remained the same; and where the challenges lie.

I would expect that one important theme would remain the same – that early intervention in psychosis is a fundamental cause for hope.

It is the hope that the earlier that psychosis is identified and treated, the better the outcomes will be. Early support to a person and their family, with the right treatment early on, offers much less likelihood of enduring illness or loss of function.
It is the hope that early intervention helps a person and their family to manage that first pivotal episode and to then focus on relapse prevention.

And it is the hope, that all of us can work together, clinicians, health promoters, whanau, community advocates, tangata whaiora; to achieve the best outcomes in a situation of uncertainty.

As I was thinking about this conference, I came across the poem by John Milton, which includes the incredible phrase:

“The melting voice through mazes running

Untwisting all the chains that tie

The hidden soul of harmony”.

It was a phrase that made a lot of sense to me in the context of early psychosis.

Who can tell what that melting voice is to any of us?

It may be the voice of our tupuna; the voice of our conscience; our inner voice of reason, of identity; of clarity.

But find it we must – to find that strong voice that helps us through the mazes of life; that untwists the knots and restores our full recovery.

You will all be familiar with the Mental Health Commission’s Blueprint for Mental Health Services which tells us that recovery is a journey as much as a destination. The Blueprint describes this in the following way:

“For some people with mental illness recovery is a road they travel on once or twice, to a destination that is relatively easy to find.

For others recovery is more like a maze with an elusive destination, a maze that takes a lifetime to navigate”.

So what we are all gathered here today and tomorrow for, is to find the ways in which we navigate through mazes; to protect the essence of who we are; to restore the connections that bind.

The key to success in early intervention is all to do with the timing. Early recognition is vital; to be then followed with timely and appropriate support and treatment.

If the first episode is treated well, there is a far higher chance of a successful recovery.

The critical success factors for early intervention are that the very first indications of concern by an individual and whanau are responded to by a team which works in harmony with each other.

That team approach must be one owned and shared by consumers and tangata whaiora, their carers, whanau and clinicians.

The team might include psychiatric nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, clinicians; but it will also vitally include whanau; friends; peer support workers – young people who may have had similar experiences and who are just as committed to achieve the best possible outcomes for young people experiencing psychosis.

The key is on timeliness; cooperation and collaboration; and every effort made to consider the fullest range of options and opportunities before any treatment plan is agreed to, if at all.

I am always very wary of any interventions which rely, too quickly, on medication as a response.

Tangata whaiora must be armed with the knowledge to make informed decisions about the use of medication – and the follow through with a plan to monitor the effects.

The theme for this event is ‘Ko tenei te wa – this is the time’.

This is the time, not to immediately problem solve or diagnose with the instant cure. This is the time to say to each and every one of the families who come through the door – this is your time.

This is your time to share the journey to this point in time now. What were the triggers that brought you to this service? Are there recurrent warnings, ongoing tensions that have provoked this episode?

What are the experiences that may have exacerbated the stress – are there factors such as substance abuse, inherited conditions, mood disorders, which add to the story?

What are the environmental factors that may have influenced your health and wellbeing; or have a negative impact personally and on your whanau?

Engaging early, and intervening well, means those who can take us down as many different roads on the journey as possible, help to put together a road map which guides everyone forward.

Yesterday, the pre-conference workshop led by Dr Warrick Brewer, was entitled, “something is not quite right”. It is a phrase which I would hope all of our families could include within their repertoire of wellness – to care for each other, and to act, not just in knowing when something is not quite right, but in knowing what to do.

The ‘what to do’ might mean a trip to the early intervention service is the very first action a family takes.

That makes it so utterly important that the family has a strong entrance point through primary healthcare, to be able to access the right service to lead to recovery.

To be able to offer gold standard diagnosis and treatment you need to get it right from the start. The gold standard starts in our whanau and our families recognizing something is not right; and seeking help.

When they walk through the doors of the service, they aren’t greeted with an admission card, and a category which labels them as having a major diagnosis.

The time is taken to get to know all of the relevant people, to link with primary care, to invest in understanding the important relationships.

There is time to walk with the person themselves – to achieve a stronger understanding about illnesses; to destigmatise and debunk all of the myths that might make it hard to know what is going on.

I want to really congratulate this sector, for your commitment to ensure that family and whanau are essential to recovery.

The leadership that you have demonstrated in resources such as the Family Matters DVD is extremely important. It is great that families are not only being supported to understand psychosis, but that you as professionals are learning more about the important role that families play in effective treatment and coping strategies.

If families are onboard, and intervention is as early as possible, then the more likely that there will be positive outcomes.

The benefits of early intervention are immense. There are reduced risks of hospitalization, of relapse, of disrupted relationships. We know that recurrent relapses are damaging for a person’s future, and bring with them a greater risk of long term morbidity.

So I return again to the challenge – ko tenei te wa – now is the time for harmony.

All of the best practice information tells us that breaking down the silos and offering a flexible approach to service provision is the key to success in providing a comprehensive and holistic approach – an approach which leads to whanau ora.

We need to include the greater whanau in our treatment and recovery plans.

We need to be confident we have the fullest information possible before heading to a diagnosis.

We want to see integrated service provision – across the health sector, but also across social services, justice, housing and education.

Having support people within your team who are linked into education and employment opportunities, helps to link tangata whaiora back into their communities.

The transition to employment can be a vital step towards recovery. In this light, I will be keen to hear from you what impacts the recent decision, withdrawing vocational and employment support from people on sickness and invalids benefits, will have for the people accessing early intervention services.

We want access to excellent clinical treatment but we also want to support families to be confident to manage an episode and to know about relapse prevention.

And most important of all, if we are really committed to the young people we are working with, we must listen to their experiences and we must be willing to learn with them, from them, about them.

Ko tenei te wa – now is the time to listen for the voice through mazes running; now is the time for harmony to prevail.

Your job is to help make it happen.

I wish you great insights and great courage, in sharing together over these two days, strategies and experiences that will help make all who journey with you travel safely on the road to wellness and wellbeing

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Susan Boyle coming to America?

June 17, 2009

Susan Boyle coming to America?

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Guess who might cross the pond and sing for American audiences?

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The invitation will be extended: Susan Boyle is more than welcome to appear on the American version of the talent show that shot her into stardom.

The Scottish woman who became a media darling on “Britain’s Got Talent” just might show up on NBC’s talent show, “America’s Got Talent.”

“If she’s up for it and she is well enough,” says Piers Morgan, a judge on both shows. “Our feeling is she probably will [appear on AGT]. Absolutely!”

He said Simon Cowell, who helps produce both shows, wants Boyle to come to America.

And even if that doesn’t happen, he promised reporters that the new season of the American version – which debuts June 23 – will reflect the Susan Boyle Effect.

“From the time (“Britain’s Got Talent”) aired in Britain, thousands more people auditioned in America. She had a big effect on auditions,” Morgan said. “There will be two or three acts who could have the same impact. After one group performs, there won’t be a dry eye in the house.”

He said he and fellow judges David Hasselhoff and Sharon Osbourne won’t know the contestants before they compete, just like they didn’t know Boyle’s story before she first stood in front of them and wowed them.

“If we knew Susan Boyle had a voice like an angel, we wouldn’t have been condescending to her. It’s very important to the integrity of the show that the judges not get any warning,” he said.

He was just a little excited about the possibility of Boyle appearing on the American show. “Susan singing live to 25 million Americans? That would be great!” he said. “She still gets a bit tired sometimes, but she is 48.”

Forty-eight old?

Let’s hope they let her on the plane with her hearing aid and cane.

| Lisa Gutierrez

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June 6, 2009

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Susan Boyle, who’s set to perform for President Barack Obama, has been released from Priory Clinic in London, where she was treated for emotional exhaustion, and has been offered $30,000 to sing at Demi Moore’s wedding anniversary event in Los Angeles (hey, I thought hubby Ashton Kutcher was supposed to plan this?).

At any rate the American offers are starting to pop up for Boyle. Meanwhile, Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden said on Larry King Live on Tuesday of this week, that the show was not at fault for Boyle’s problems stating that the contestants are all “extraordinarily well looked after.”

Are you kidding me? Really, Amanda? So why did this happen if that’s so? Moreover, I don’t think Holden would have come on King’s show were it not to do damage control regarding Boyle’s horrible treatment. I still think she should have quit early and I said so here:

But maybe, as someone observed on Twitter, (where she’s still a hot topic as of this post time) Boyle’s coming in second place on BGT was the best thing to happen for her. Perhaps all of this will work out in a sideways fashion. But the big new issue is how people are treated on television. There should be a government review of what happens to new celebrities and what responsibilities TV producers should take, including explaining the risks that come with being on television to those who want to appear on a show, and protecting the persons from harm.

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500 new citizens welcomed at Q150 celebrations

June 6, 2009 – 1:37PM

Brisbane has welcomed more than 500 new Australian citizens who helped launch Queensland Week celebrations on Saturday morning.

Friends and family packed out South Bank’s Suncorp Piazza as the state’s newest citizens made a pledge of commitment to their newly-adopted state and nation.

Brisbane Lord Mayor Campbell Newman told ABC Radio it was cause for a double celebration.

“I think it’s particularly special for people that they’re not only becoming Australian citizens but they’re doing it on Queensland’s special day.

“(They are) joining a great state and a fantastic city and I think that’s something to be particularly excited about.”

Saturday is Queensland Day, which commemorates Queen Victoria’s signing of Letters Patent separating Queensland from the colony of New South Wales 150 years ago in 1859.

This year’s Queensland Week celebrations over the Queen’s Birthday weekend include the state’s biggest variety show and a free barbecue.

The variety show, featuring 2,500 state school students, will be held on Saturday night at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre while on Sunday, thousands are expected to pack out the Queensland Week Big BBQ at Roma Street Parklands.

Sunday’s celebrations will also feature performances from Dora the Explorer, inflatable mazes, face painting, balloon artists, displays and workshops from 10.30am (AEST) to 3.30pm (AEST).

Also part of the Q150 program will be a free night of comedy at the Suncorp Piazza on Sunday night from 7.30pm (AEST).

Comedy Fix will bring together comedians, including lyrical trio Tripod, Charlie Pickering and Queensland’s own The Kransky Sisters, for a night of stand-up and satire.

The 2009 Suncorp Queenslanders of the Year will be announced on June 9 followed by the 2009 Queensland Greats Awards two days later.

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E3: Marble Madness coming to iPhone

Andrew Williams

Handheld Games is bringing the much-loved 1984 game Marble Madness to the iPhone

Published on Jun 5, 2009

Handheld Games is bringing 1984 classic Marble Madness to the iPhone, in association with Midway.

True to the original, it’ll feature six levels of mazes that you have to navigate through to find the exit within a time limit. Aside from the standard oldie mode, there will also be a handful of new modes on offer, plus the option to use revamped visuals.

The new modes are based on various different types of race, including ‘Targets’ and ‘Flag’, where you have to roll over targets and weave between flags respectively. We don’t have any screenshots to show you at the moment, but we’ll be sure to update you as soon as any additional information shows up.

Handheld games was responsible for the iPhone sports game TouchSports Tennis ’09, and is working on a handful of other games due for release in the coming months including the shooter Lock ‘n Load.

LYNX EXHIBITS HONORS MILITARY DURING MAY 16 GRAND OPENING: Mazes and Motion

June 3, 2009

LYNX EXHIBITS HONORS MILITARY DURING MAY 16 GRAND OPENING

Saturday, May 16, 2009

(EL PASO, TX) Join Lynx Exhibits for food, festivities and fun from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at 300 W. San Antonio Ave., during the grand opening of the exciting new exhibit, Mazes & Motion.
Mazes & Motion offers families an opportunity to explore mystifying mazes, work challenging puzzles and experience thrilling simulator rides. The exhibit appeals to all ages and features more than a dozen mazes, including a 1,200-foot, walk-through banner maze, twisting rope maze, and giant arrow tile maze. Visitors also will ride the 25-seat full-screen simulator and receive a bonus ride on one of two other simulators for their entry fee. Additional simulator rides will be offered at additional cost.
At 11 a.m., watch El Paso media celebrities compete for most “aMAZEing Media” in several fun-filled categories to included the blind-folded maze walk and team tangram competition.
Exhibit visitors pay a special discounted price of $5 for entry during the Grand Opening only. In honor of Armed Forces Day, El Paso’s military personnel will receive an additional gift. Regular exhibit tickets through August 30 are $10 for adults; $8 for seniors and students; and $6 for children $4 to 11. Children 3 and younger are free.
Free grand opening festivities in the parking lot include hands-on demonstrations, take-home craft projects, Scouting badge projects, coloring contests and food. Jamie O’Hara will be on hand for special magic demonstrations from noon until 2 p.m. and several show motorcycles will be on display.
Take One, a virtual entertainment company, will offer make-it-yourself dance videos for a fee and the El Paso non-profit, Dame La Mano, will provide food.
For exhibit visitors, attractions inside Lynx include a life-sized stone labyrinth, a variety of tabletop geometric puzzles, and an opportunity to build a maze. The exhibit offers several optical illusions, including a walk-through dizzy tunnel and a selection of hands-on, stop-motion machines by “Doc” Edgerton, famously known for his use of strobe photography isolating a bullet hitting an apple.
The exhibit is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from noon until 6 p.m. The last admission is one hour prior to closing.
Lynx, El Paso’s only fulltime traveling exhibit hall, is dedicated to bringing first-class, family friendly exhibits to the El Paso region at a reasonable price. For more information, call 533-4330 or visit the website at http://www.LynxExhibits.com

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