Half Price Courses for Matariki!


Kia pai tou tatou Matariki – Happy Matariki!

The Maori celebration occurring upon the rise of the Pleiades star cluster each Winter, Matariki symbolises Maori New Year and is traditionally a time for opportunity, new challenges and new beginnings.

SureSkills is celebrating by offering you all courses and pathways at half price this week!

Now’s your opportunity to fulfill your learning resolutions! Why not take your professional development to the next level with our stellar deal? Hurry – offer valid seven days only and ends Monday 2nd July.

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SureSkills now accessible through MyRivr!

“MyRivr seeks to connect people, with the right people to help them.  Its aim is to connect New Zealand communities in need to social services with heart.”  – MyRivr 

The IT application, ‘MyRivr‘, is gaining huge momentum within the health and social services sector.  They have recently collaborated with SureSkills and endorsed us as one of their social service connections.  We are over the moon to be included in this amazing app.

For more information on MyRivr, please follow the link:  http://myrivr.co.nz/about

MH&A Credentialing Programme for Primary Care Nurses

This fantastic collaboration across a collection of agencies (listed below) up-skills our primary care nurses in mental health and addiction.

SureSkills love delivering the child and youth sessions on this programme. Its a great opportunity to connect with primary care nurses and explore how their existing skills can be broadened to further support our Tamariki.

Agencies involved in MH&A Credentialing Programme:

  • Auckland PHO
  • ProCare Health
  • Counties Manukau Health
  • National Hauora Coalition
  • East Health Trust
  • Waitemata District Health Board
  • Comprehensive Care
  • Auckland District Health Board
  • Alliance Health Plus
  • East Tamaki Healthcare
  • Nirvana Health Group

Thanks for having us!

SureSkills Support #PinkShirtDay

SureSkills Directors, Maria Kekus and Patricia Mitchell supported anti-bullying day on Friday 18th May.


“Pink Shirt Day is about working together to stop bullying by celebrating diversity and promoting positive social relationships” – Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand

SureSkills believe in speaking up and standing together to stop bullying.  To acknowledge the campaign this year, directors Maria Kekus and Patricia Mitchell sported pink shirts in the office.  We hope you joined the movement too!  #pinkshirtday2018

Follow the link to read more: https://www.pinkshirtday.org.nz/about/

Article: Child well-being – “Getting to the HEART of the matter”


Media and statistics have provided compelling evidence that, unfortunately, mental health disorders are becoming more prevalent within today’s society.

In this article, SureSkills and Health Connections Director, Maria Kekus emphasizes the need to have the right skills to work alongside children and their parent/s, to identify and understand the issues they may be facing.  HEARTS was developed with this intention in mind – educating and equipping you with the knowledge and appropriate tools to use when interacting with affected children and their parent/s.

Find out more here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/child-wellbeing-getting-heart-matter-maria-kekus?trk=portfolio_article-card_title


Update of all accredited and endorsed courses


Updated list of SureSkills accredited and endorsed courses:


HEARTS:  College of GPs, College of Nurses, Midwifery Council, Pharmaceutical Society

After HEARTS:  College of Nurses, Midwifery Council, Pharmaceutical Society

Child Health and Well-being Literacy:  College of Nurses, Midwifery Council, Pharmaceutical Society

HEEADSSS:  College of GPs, College of Nurses, Midwifery Council, Pharmaceutical Society

After HEEADSSS:  College of GPs, College of Nurses, Midwifery Council

Youth Health and Well-being Literacy:  College of GPs, College of Nurses, Midwifery Council, Pharmaceutical Society

Thanks for having us, Goodfellow Symposium!

Great to have presented traps and tips for teenagers at Goodfellow Symposium – feedback was fantastic and GPs and Primary Care Nurses welcomed skills to engage young people in their health and wellbeing.

Do (Accreditation) points make prizes?


SureSkills Director, Patricia Mitchell, reflects on her knowledge and experience of professional body accreditation for courses – in accordance to it’s role in influencing positive learning outcomes.

Follow the link to read more: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/do-accreditation-points-make-prizes-patricia-mitchell/

SureSkills Online Learning Pathways


Click on the link below to read all about the Online Learning Pathways available from SureSkills.

Sure Skills eLearning

College of GPs endorses HEARTS online course


SureSkills are pleased to have had our online course endorsed by the College of GPs.

General Practitioners can claim 1.5 hours CME for General Practice Educational Programme 2/3 (GPEP) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes.

College of GPs endorsement