Latest Mental Health Headlines

Operation Painter: Findings in privacy investigation

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:29:58 +1300 | Office of the Privacy Commissioner

Privacy Commissioner John Edwards says a Police checkpoint in 2016 unlawfully and unfairly collected personal information, harming some of the people affected. More >>

Methamphetamine easier to buy than cannabis

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 09:10:28 +1300 | Massey University

Preliminary findings from New Zealand’s first online Drug Trends Survey has found methamphetamine is currently more available than cannabis, throughout the country. More >>

PM offers NZ help with mental health in Gita's aftermath

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 15:25:30 +1300 | RNZ

Jacinda Ardern has drawn parallels with children who experienced the Christchurch earthquakes and those who were caught up in Cyclone Gita. More >>

Feedback helps mental health services plan

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 13:30:59 +1300 | West Coast DHB

Feedback from people with experience of mental health or addictions is helping redesign local mental health services. More >>

He's not naughty - so why is he behaving like that?

Tue, 6 Mar 2018 17:10:54 +1300 | Jane Smith

Autism! We've all heard the word, but what is Autism and how much do we really know and understand about it? More >>

Taranaki suicide intervention stretched critically thin

Tue, 6 Mar 2018 11:47:27 +1300 | Taranaki Retreat

Taranaki Retreat opened its doors in March 2017 as a suicide prevention initiative. However, demand has quickly outstripped supply and the pioneering charity needs your help to walk with Kiwis through their darkest days. More >>

Mother who took Health Ministry to court refuses offer

Mon, 5 Mar 2018 14:54:25 +1300 | RNZ

A mother who took the Health Ministry to court demanding to be paid for caring for her adult son, is refusing to accept the Crown's latest offer. More >>

Parent And Baby Wellbeing - Policies Offer “Fresh Thinking”

Sat, 3 Mar 2018 13:57:07 +1300 | BabyCues

Five policy proposals that focus on preventative intervention for families, have been placed in front of Health Minister David Clark as they start their inquiry into mental health. More >>

Toolkit to help parents with mental health issues

Fri, 2 Mar 2018 15:58:08 +1300 | MidCentral District Health Board

A New Zealand first-of-its-kind resource toolkit for community-based services to help parents struggling with mental health problems or addictions was launched in Palmerston North yesterday.More >>

New Canterbury specialist mental health services architect

Thu, 1 Mar 2018 16:54:46 +1300 | Joint Press Release

Klein Ltd, architects who specialise in health projects and recently completed the health planning on the new Burwood Hospital, have been awarded the contract for designing new facilities for Canterbury DHB’s specialist mental health services currently ...More >>

Teachers suffer post-traumatic stress following ‘quakes

Thu, 1 Mar 2018 10:38:44 +1300 | University of Otago

School teachers were among the majority of frontline workers with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following the Christchurch earthquakes, new University of Otago research shows.More >>

Time to get serious about drivers of mental health issues

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 18:56:44 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Time to get serious about drivers of mental health issues Hon Dr David Clark Health More >>

Call for stronger focus on mental well-being and recovery

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 13:11:34 +1300 | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Mental Health Commissioner Kevin Allan says New Zealand needs to broaden its focus from mental illness and addiction to mental well-being and recovery. He today released New Zealand’s mental health and addiction services: The monitoring and advocacy ...More >>

Commissioner’s report shows scale of mental health challenge

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:41:50 +1300 | Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation (MHF) welcomes the recommendations made by Mental Health Commissioner Kevin Allan in his report New Zealand’s mental health and addiction services: The monitoring and advocacy report of the Mental Health Commissioner.More >>

Feeding the mind and body for overall wellbeing

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 11:47:40 +1300 | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Work to nurture healthier diets and lifestyles is helping improve the overall wellbeing and increase the life expectancy of people with serious and enduring mental health needs.More >>

ACEM calls for new approach in mental health

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 09:01:31 +1300 | College for Emergency Medicine

The peak body for emergency medicine in New Zealand and Australia has proposed solutions to improve models of care for patients with acute mental and behavioural conditions. More >>

PM: More mental health support for Canterbury

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:52:14 +1300 | RNZ

Help for parents will also be included in a mental health support programme for children in Canterbury, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says. More >>

Barnardos welcomes boost to mental health support

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:48:40 +1300 | Barnardos

Barnardos says the Prime Minister’s announcement today that Canterbury children will receive more mental health support should help make a positive difference to children’s health and well-being. Claire Achmad, Barnardos Manager – Advocacy, ...More >>

Teachers welcome help for traumatised children

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:44:49 +1300 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa is welcoming support for children in Christchurch and Kaikoura who have lived through the horror of earthquakes in their regions. More >>

Canterbury DHB Welcomes More Funds For Children

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:26:47 +1300 | Canterbury DHB

Canterbury DHB Welcomes Announcement of More Funds to Support the Wellbeing of Children in Greater Christchurch, Hurunui & Kaikoura More >>


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