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What makes mental health nursing a rewarding career?

That’s the question a new national recruitment campaign, launched at Middlemore Hospital this week, shines the spotlight on.

The innovative recruitment campaign features four of our own Mental Health and Addictions Nurses, Sylvia Wong, Henry To'ofohe, and Jack and Dean Manga, who were delighted to be part of the campaign showcasing what they say is a unique and rewarding career.

Created in both created in both Te Reo and English versions, the campaign aims to raise awareness of the value of mental health nursing and to reduce the stigma around the work, helping to encourage more people into the field, especially Maaori and Pacific, an important ingredient in providing an equitable mental health service.

“Every day is different and everyone has a different story,” says Jack Manga, Mental Health Nurse at Counties Manukau Health.

Sylvia who also featured in the campaign says she did so because “It’s a fulfilling career and I am proud to say I am a Mental Health Nurse.”

The campaign was launched last week at Middlemore Hospital which saw honourable Minister Little attending to meet our staff who were the faces of the campaign.

At the event, he spoke about the importance of mental health and thanked all mental health professionals for the incredible work they do and for making the life choice to do this work.

“This is an opportunity to get out there and show the amazing work and amazing healing that happens,” says Minister Little.

Congratulations to all involved in this valuable campaign. 

You can watch the video here.


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