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How well are we looking after our young women?

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:24:32 +1300 | Mental Health Foundation

In the wake of the police decision not to prosecute those implicated in the Roastbusters investigation, the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) believes now is the time for all New Zealanders to consider how we can best protect the wellbeing of our young women.More >>

NZCCP endorses the Ministry's National Depression Initiative

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:36:02 +1300 | NZCCP

The NZ College of Clinical Psychologists (NZCCP) endorses the Ministry of Health’s National Depression Initiative’s (NDI) emphasis on destigmatisation and the promotion of evidence based treatments for depression.More >>

Improving access to mental health care

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:13:38 +1300 | Canterbury DHB

Canterbury Specialist Mental Health Services (SMHS) is streamlining its systems to ensure people get faster access to urgent or crisis mental health care. The SMHS Adult Service has developed a new model of care aimed at providing improved access ...More >>

Rodeo Code of Welfare ‘Sick Joke’

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:11:34 +1300 | SAFE

Animal advocacy organisation SAFE says the revised Code of Welfare for Rodeos just released is nothing but a sick joke. “Rodeo animals are goaded, tormented and forced to endure needless suffering and gross mistreatment, all for the sake of so-called ...More >>

Governor General presents awards to children

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:59:50 +1300 | Wellington Down Syndrome Association

PRESS RELEASE Monday 20 October 2013 The Governor General presents awards to children with Down Syndrome To celebrate the achievements of young people with Down Syndrome, the Governor General of New Zealand, Lt Gen TheRt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae and Lady ...More >>

Consent and sexuality education - Family Planning

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:58:17 +1300 | Family Planning

Consent is a key theme in the comprehensive sexuality education programmes that Family Planning has been teaching and advocating for over many years. Family Planning chief executive Jackie Edmond says the organisation welcomes the decision by the Ministry ...More >>

Sod-turned for first national youth forensic facility

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:46:25 +1300 | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Capital & Coast welcomed the beginning of works on a new $15 million national youth forensic facility this morning, as Minister of Health Jonathan Coleman turned the first sod. As a 10-bed secure unit, Nga Taiohi will provide the first dedicated ...More >>

Only One in Four Kiwi Men Happy And Healthy

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:28:46 +1300 | The Movember Foundation

25 – 34 is the charmed decade for men to feel the happiest • 18 – 24 year olds perceive themselves to be the healthiest • Middle aged men (45 – 54 year olds) believe they are the unhappiest and unhealthiest • Seven times as many guys would ...More >>

Fireworks can lead to Petrified Pets and Spooked Stock

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:26:19 +1300 | New Zealand Veterinary Association

A plea to consider the threat to animals from loud explosions and flashes of bright light caused by fireworks has been made by Dr Cath Watson, the president of the New Zealand Veterinary Association’s (NZVA) Companion Animal Society.More >>

National youth mental health unit underway

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:58:30 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman today turned the first sod at the site of the new $15.3 million national youth forensic mental health unit in Wellington. More >>

40% of Kiwis Discontent with Career

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:47:59 +1300 | SEEK

Recent research commissioned by SEEK New Zealand has revealed that Kiwis are not quite the happy-go-lucky bunch they seem to be, with almost 40% unhappy in their current jobs.More >>

Results from Single Mums Survey: Clearing Up the Stigma

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:33:24 +1300 | Mothers Helpers

Contrary to what can be portrayed by media of single mothers, the majority of those that responded to the survey had separated from a committed relationship where they were living together or married and there was only one father in the picture.More >>

Violence Against Children: UN Gets it Wrong

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:51:58 +1300 | Robert J. Burrowes

The United Nations has just issued a report, 'Why Children's Protection from Violence should be at the Heart of the Post-2015 Development Agenda'. This is a worthy ideal. More >>

Free suicide prevention seminar in Hamilton, 20 November

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:07:11 +1300 | The Vine Community Centre

“The Vine, in association with Life Line Aotearoa, are pleased to confirm a Suicide prevention seminar taking place Thursday November 20th 2014 7:00-8:30pm at The Vine Community Resource Centre, 272 Borman Road, Rototuna.More >>

50 Years of Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:58:12 +1300 | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW), the professional association of social workers is celebrating 50 years of representing Social Workers in Aotearoa by hosting an Anniversary Event in Christchurch on November 28th and 29th 2014.More >>

UH Research Focuses on Suicide Resilience And Vulnerability

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:30:04 +1300 | University of Houston

Religious beliefs and practices may reduce thoughts of suicide among African-American adults in stressful life events induced by racial discrimination, according to a new research study conducted at the University of Houston (UH).More >>

Junior chef acknowledged for cuisine and charity

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:28:20 +1300 | Attitude Trust

Nicholas Brockelbank is mixing up inspiration in his Cambridge kitchen, despite being only 12-years-old. Following a recipe for success, this junior foodie is creating delicious food and publishing cookbooks, while giving back to his community.More >>

Understanding and Defeating Resurgent Fascism

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:26:25 +1300 | Robert J. Burrowes

As fascism is being intruded more widely and deeply into key areas of world politics, it is important to identify this trend, to explain the psychology of fascism and to nominate key elements of any strategy to defeat it.More >>

Counselling Funding Still Not Being Measured for Effectivene

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:53:35 +1300 | Steve Taylor

I read with interest the news that Australian Health Insurance provider Medibank had secured Counselling service contracts with ACC, and observed the angst of the NZ Counselling spokespeople in response.More >>

Kickstarting Build of World’s Biggest Waterslide

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:53:42 +1300 | Live More Awesome Foundation

After putting New Zealand and depression firmly on the global map in 2013 with their ‘World’s Biggest Waterslide’ event in Helensville, local charity ‘Live More Awesome’ are at it again – except this time its bigger, better and the public ...More >>


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