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Youthline Wellington desperately needs your help

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 12:18:09 +1300 | Youthline

Recent local government funding cuts mean we may be forced to reduce – or possibly even terminate - our services, potentially putting thousands of vulnerable young people at risk. More >>

$3.76m health support for Kaikoura & Marlborough

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 10:59:30 +1300 | Canterbury District Health Board

Government announces $3.76m health support for Kaikoura & Marlborough – Media Statement to be attributed to Murray Cleverley, Canterbury DHB Chair: More >>

Guidelines for communities affected by adverse events

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 10:31:05 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Guidelines for communities affected by adverse events Health Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes new guidelines aimed at offering psychosocial support for communities affected by adverse events.More >>

$3.76m health support for Kaikoura & Marlborough

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 10:29:50 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today announced a $3.76 million support package for Kaikoura and Marlborough. More >>

Spectrum Care wins unprecedented Health Excellence Award

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 16:01:03 +1300 | Spectrum Care

Spectrum Care’s Specialist Support Clinical Team was presented with an unprecedented 'Chief Executive Award' at the recent Auckland District Health Board ‘Health Excellence Awards’ with their project Reaching out beyond hospital walls: Optimising medicines ...More >>

Youthline Wellington needs your help

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 13:45:12 +1300 | Youthline

Recent local government funding cuts mean we may be forced to reduce – or possibly even terminate - our services, potentially putting thousands of vulnerable young people at risk.More >>

Community Mental Health Services a Priority

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 16:56:19 +1300 | People's Mental Health Review

The People’s Mental Health Review welcomes the Health Minister’s commitment to funding mental health services as a priority over tax cuts.More >>

Beeby Fellowship to create mental health education resource

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 14:50:55 +1300 | NZCER

The Beeby Fellowship for 2016-2017 has been won by a university researcher and a secondary school teacher, who will collaborate on a mental health education teaching resource for students in Years 7-13. More >>

Support for Local Businesses Affected by Kaikoura Earthquake

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 16:42:05 +1300 | Transformed Teams

Wellington, New Zealand: Transformed Teams is partnering with Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA) to offer free support to businesses displaced by the 14 November earthquakes.More >>

Call for more mental health support following quakes

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 12:09:55 +1300 | New Zealand Association Of Psychotherapists

The New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists Canterbury Branch is concerned about the emotional wellbeing of the people of Kaikoura and throughout Canterbury following the recent 7.8 magnitude earthquake and subsequent aftershocks. From our experience ...More >>

Smoking to self-medicate

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 11:07:48 +1300 | Victoria University of Wellington

Smoking to self-medicate New research from Victoria University of Wellington into high rates of smoking among people with schizophrenia has found that patients may be using it to alleviate symptoms of the disorder. The smoking rate among individuals ...More >>

Flox, Hospice NZ And Farmers to Create Christmas Baubles

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 14:29:27 +1300 | Farmers Department Stores

Flox Teams with Hospice New Zealand And Farmers to Create Christmas Baubles, Fundraising for Those in Need! More >>

Science Deadline: science sector, organ donors, earthquakes

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 16:36:28 +1300 | Science Media Centre

Science Deadline: How is the science sector tracking, organ donors compensated and earthquake's psychosocial effects More >>

New Zealanders need high quality cancer information

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 14:25:07 +1300 | University of Otago

There is considerable demand for cancer information resources in New Zealand, with a third of women and a quarter of men deliberately searching for these over the past year, according to a new University of Otago study.More >>

A lifeline for Lifeline

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 11:17:43 +1300 | Presbyterian Support Northern

Leading counselling service, Lifeline, has been thrown a lifeline by Presbyterian Support Northern (PSN), which has committed 18 months of operational support while also looking to help solve Lifeline’s long-term funding issues. More >>

Psychosocial consequences of the Kaikoura earthquakes

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 10:12:57 +1300 | Sir Peter Gluckman Chief Science Advisor

Professor Sir Peter Gluckman, ONZ KNZM FRSNZ FMedSci FRS Chief Science Advisor 1 December 2016 In light of the 14 November M7.8 Kaikoura earthquake and the potential for ongoing, significant aftershocks, we have updated our advice on the likely psychosocial ...More >>

Online schools will create more disparity

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 16:57:22 +1300 | IHC

IHC is calling for the Government to guarantee rights for children to attend their local school over online schools. More >>

Submissions: Education (Update) Amendment Bill SOP

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 16:53:54 +1300 | Office of the Clerk

The Education and Science Committee is calling for submissions on Supplementary Order Paper No. 250. The proposed Supplementary Order Paper would amend the Education (Update) Amendment Bill. It would prohibit seclusion in schools and early childhood education ...More >>

Scoop Launches HiveMind Interactive Discussion Platform

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 15:14:42 +1300 | The Scoop Foundation

Today Scoop launched HiveMind a new platform for citizen engagement and people powered decision making in collaboration with Public Engagement Partners. ‘The hivemind’ is a term used to describe large groups of people who share their knowledge or opinions ...More >>

Special Kiwi kid lights Auckland’s tallest Christmas tree

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 12:48:40 +1300 | Variety - The Children's Charity

It was a bright start to Christmas for one lucky Kiwi kid who was given the honour of lighting Auckland’s tallest ‘Christmas Tree’ - the Sky Tower, last night. More >>

 

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