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Celebrity lunches and loss and grief talks

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 15:56:20 +1200 | Skylight

Celebrity lunches and loss and grief talks for Loss and Grief Week 2017 Date 07/19/2017 Grief and loss - it touches all of us at some stage but how equipped are we to deal with it when it comes? “Probably not as well as we should be,” says Skylight ...More >>

Q+A: Mike King interviewed by Jessica Mutch

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 12:52:16 +1200 | TVNZ

Critics have nothing to fear says Mike King High profile mental health campaigner Mike King says his speaking tour in schools is a top of the cliff approach and his critics who fear he talks too much about suicide have nothing to fear. Speaking on ...More >>

Synthetic cannabis - Expert reaction

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:23:49 +1200 | Science Media Centre

The Chief Coroner and NZ Police have issued a warning following at least seven recent deaths in Auckland that they say appears to be linked to the use of synthetic cannabis. More >>

Has the Suicide Strategy Process been side-lined?

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:11:35 +1200 | Jan Rivers

Has the Suicide Strategy Process been side-lined? Warning: This article is about suicide and may be distressing to some readers. There has been much negative coverage of the proposed NZ Suicide Prevention Strategy since Mike King left the suicide advisory ...More >>

Does grooming lead to Stockholm syndrome?

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:03:08 +1200 | Massey University

New research from Massey University’s School of Social Work identifies how grooming allows Stockholm syndrome to become established in child sexual abuse cases. More >>

Snafu at Princess Margaret

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:33:47 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Jonathan Coleman has to stop the stalling over a new building for mental health services in Christchurch to replace the quake damaged Princess Margaret Hospital, says Labour’s Health spokesperson David Clark.More >>

Intellectual disability missing from announcement

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:18:14 +1200 | IHC

IHC is questioning why people with intellectual disabilities are invisible in new prison mental health plans unveiled today by the Government, at a cost of $14 million dollars.More >>

Dove’s Global Self-Esteem Project comes to New Zealand

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:10:03 +1200 | Dove

Dove’s Global Self-Esteem Project comes to New Zealand Body confidence a worldwide issue More >>

UC study aims to improve symptoms of depression and anxiety

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:39:31 +1200 | University of Canterbury

\A world-leading new University of Canterbury research trial aims to help pregnant women improve symptoms of anxiety and antenatal depression through better nutrition. More >>

New Corrections mental health initiatives begin

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 11:40:11 +1200 | New Zealand Government

As part of a $14 million initiative to help offenders and their families cope with mental health challenges, four new services are now being piloted by Corrections, says Corrections Minister Louise Upston.More >>

$2.4M of NZ Taxpayer Money Paid to Clinton Health Initiative

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 09:15:03 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

18 July 2017 - The Taxpayers' Union can reveal that another $2.4 million has been paid by the NZ Aid programme to the controversial 'Clinton Health Initiative', a subsidiary of the Clinton Foundation, which President Bill Clinton and his daughter ...More >>

Govt Putting Politics Ahead of Suicide Crisis

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 16:32:02 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Govt Putting Politics Ahead of Suicide Crisis Health Minister Jonathan Coleman’s decision to remove the target of reducing New Zealand's suicide rate by 20 percent over 10 years is a disgrace, says New Zealand First. “The Minister rejected the ...More >>

Conference Aims to Lower NZ’s deaths by suicide

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 08:40:30 +1200 | Zero Suicide Forum

The National Zero Suicide Forum being hosted in Auckland on July 27th will bring together international thought leaders and practitioners working in the suicide prevention area to explore how adopting a proven Zero Suicide methodology across the health, ...More >>

Altogether Autism conference

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 13:28:53 +1200 | Life Unlimited

Altogether Autism conference Auckland 19 and 20 July, 2017 Conference to deal with autism’s life-challenging transitions More than 50 speakers, some who have lived experience of autism, will participate in Altogether Autism’s biennial conference ...More >>

Dunne Speaks: The Inconvenience of Facts

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 13:36:30 +1200 | United Future NZ Party

Martin Luther King once observed that “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” More >>

PM's Press Conference 10/7/17: Abuse Inquiry Petition

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 17:32:34 +1200 | The Scoop Team

Prime Minister Bill English opened today's post-cabinet press conference repeating his praise of property developer Mark Dunajtschik's generosity in gifting a new fifty bed children's hospital to Wellington. This allowed a construction related segue ...More >>

Conference to deal with autism’s life-challenges

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 10:48:22 +1200 | Life Unlimited

10 July 2017 - Every two years Altogether Autism, New Zealand’s leading provider of trusted autism information and advice, brings together a top line up of international and New Zealand speakers and advisors on autism.More >>

Living and farming well in the Marlborough region

Fri, 7 Jul 2017 14:29:31 +1200 | Farmstrong

So, take a breather from the farm on Wednesday 19 July – Farmstrong and the Rural Support Trust have two free events on how healthy thinking can help you live well and farm well.More >>

Arts Access Awards celebrate artistic contributions

Wed, 5 Jul 2017 13:15:32 +1200 | Arts Access Aotearoa

A performing artist who has returned home to New Zealand after many years dancing with a renowned dance company in California, a partnership that resulted in a large tape art mural in central Wellington, a creative space providing a pathway from isolation ...More >>

Worse than inappropriate to ignore Canterbury mental health

Wed, 5 Jul 2017 13:14:08 +1200 | Public Service Association

The Government’s rejection of an urgent request from Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) for additional mental health funding to address increasing demand is short-sighted and shows they aren’t listening to those on the frontline, says the ...More >>


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