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Smartphone apps reduce depression

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 11:46:00 +1200 | Joint Press Release

Smartphone apps reduce depression AUSTRALIA, Sydney – September 23, 2017 – New Australian-led research has confirmed that smartphone apps are an effective treatment option for depression, paving the way for safe and accessible interventions for the ...More >>

Bill English asked to show evidence for E-therapy claims

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:18:38 +1200 | New Zealand Association Of Psychotherapists

“The prime minister was premature in suggesting e-therapy works as well as face-to-face in the leaders’ debate. The evidence is minimal and contradictory and so far confined to treating depression with one modality only (CBT)” says Sean Manning, Dunedin ...More >>

Students Compete in 48-Hour Challenge to Improve Wellbeing

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:57:20 +1200 | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury’s Centre for Entrepreneurship (UCE) has created a unique and competitive way to improve wellbeing via a new national social enterprise challenge, in the lead up to the Social Enterprise World Forum .More >>

Online dementia publication sheds light on latest research

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:21:41 +1200 | University of Queensland

More than 400,000 Australians live with dementia and that number is expected to climb to 1.1 million by 2056. More >>

Anxiety Affecting NZ Women’s Health

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:11:33 +1200 | RANZCP

Women are twice as likely as men to suffer from anxiety and it is affecting women’s health more severely than heart disease and kidney failure, new guidelines developed by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) reveal.More >>

Intergenerational bond raises dementia awareness

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:56:20 +1200 | Rotorua Lakes Council

Preschoolers from a Rotorua centre are lighting up the lives of residents from a local rest home and in turn are learning about empathy, ageing and conditions such as dementia.More >>

NZ’s Child Sex Crimes Ranking Demands Urgent Response

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:06:52 +1200 | Stop Demand

Sexual violence advocacy group Stop Demand Foundation says that a UN report that ranks New Zealand as being in the top seven countries for child sex crimes, highlights the urgent need for action.More >>

Kiwi Entrepreneurs Struggle with Mental Health Issues

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:22:34 +1200 | BizDojo

20 September, 2017 - Ninety Five percent of respondents to a new survey of the New Zealand business founder community believe that being an entrepreneur had affected their mental health. More >>

GP letter more evidence of failure in mental health

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:44:53 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

GP letter more evidence of failure in mental health A letter of complaint by medical practitioners to the Ministry of Health and Capital and Coast District Health Board underlines how badly patients are being let down by mental health services in Wellington, ...More >>

Experts gathered in Tauranga for psychiatry conference

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:57:55 +1200 | Royal Australian and NZ College of Psychiatrists

Stress and the brain, living to 100 and the mental health of transgender people are just some of the topics to be discussed at the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) New Zealand Conference.More >>

How parties address burnout of hospital specialists

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:26:22 +1200 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Burnout among providing front-line clinical care in our public hospitals is an important issue that political parties aspiring to be the next government need to address,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical ...More >>

RANZCP calls for focus on mental health in NZ election

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:05:03 +1200 | Royal Australian and NZ College of Psychiatrists

The next government of New Zealand will need to focus on adequate resourcing and funding of mental health to achieve real change and address one of the leading causes of health-related disability in New Zealand, The Royal Australian and New Zealand ...More >>

Gordon Campbell: Ten Reasons For Not Voting National

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:33:00 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

F aith-based voting is the norm, in that we tend to select the election messages that best fit with our deeply held beliefs. Routinely, faith trumps the evidence. There is, for instance, a doctrine that says National is better at managing the economy, ...More >>

Carers of loved ones with dementia overwhelmed, distressed

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:44:15 +1200 | interRAI

Over half of people caring for a loved one with dementia and cognitive performance issues report feeling overwhelmed by the person’s support needs. More >>

Let The People Grow (They Do Anyway)

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 22:07:58 +1200 | Shane Le Brun

Part Two in a series of opinion pieces by Shane Le Brun, Coordinator, Medical Cannabis Awareness New Zealand (MCANZ)More >>

Are you okay? Are you worried about someone else?

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 16:40:15 +1200 | WellSouth

Life can be tough, and we often have to deal with lots of challenges and changes. In these tough times it can be hard to see the positives in life or have any hope. However WellSouth have some options that may be able to help you. More >>

Access to Safe, Affordable and Legal Medicinal Cannabis

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 20:57:27 +1200 | Julie Anne Genter

Sick and dying people should have access to safe, affordable and legal cannabis for medicinal use. At the moment, patients who suffer from terminal illnesses and chronic pain who turn to cannabis for pain relief live in fear of being prosecuted. ...More >>

4 Stroke Engine Club

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:55:45 +1200 | Stroke Central Region Inc

A new project for stroke survivors sees them dismantling cars as a form of rehabilitation. More >>

One woman’s mission to improve NZ’s mental health

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 10:53:34 +1200 | The Zen Division

In the face of record suicide numbers, reports of inadequate mental health support and increasingly demanding lifestyles, one woman is on a mission to tackle mental health issues at their source by bringing a little zen to people’s daily lives.More >>

Prestigious Awards in Psychology

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 12:06:10 +1200 | NZ Psychological Society

The New Zealand Psychological Society (NZPsS), the largest membership association for psychologists in New Zealand, offers awards for excellence in practice and research related to psychology and social justice issues. More >>

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