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TOAH-NNEST meets with US Vice-President Joe Biden

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 13:25:34 +1200 | Toah-Nnest

United States of America, Vice-President Joe Biden is currently on a Pacific tour, visiting Aotearoa and attended a reception in Auckland last night hosted by Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully. More >>

People with intellectual disabilities still seen as 'other'

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 11:31:08 +1200 | IHC

A new report from IHC shows that while there have been significant advances for people with intellectual disabilities, progress is still too slow. More >>

Mental health patients, whānau and staff deserve dignity

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 16:26:28 +1200 | NZNO

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is calling for a mental health system that treats every patient and staff member with the dignity they deserve. More >>

Give Ashley Peacock the life he deserves

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 15:35:56 +1200 | Disability Support Network

Disability support providers are calling on the Ministry of Health to end Ashley Peacock’s seclusion and fund the real support plan on offer. More >>

Investigation into mental health facilities shows disarray

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 11:18:25 +1200 | Green Party

The Health Minister must urgently launch an inquiry into mental health services, after serious issues with the standard of care at mental health and disability facilities around the country were revealed today, the Green Party said. A NZ Herald investigation ...More >>

Nurses Organisation President to stand for Wellington’s DHB

Sun, 17 Jul 2016 16:02:53 +1200 | Grant Brookes

As nominations open for this year’s local elections, New Zealand Nurses Organisation President Grant Brookes today announced his intention to stand for the Capital & Coast District Health Board. More >>

The Delusion 'I Am Not Responsible'

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 16:00:38 +1200 | Robert J. Burrowes

One of the many interesting details to be learned by understanding human psychology is how a person's unconscious fear works in a myriad of ways to make them believe that they bear no responsibility for a particular problem.More >>

We need to change the way we teach doctors

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 11:04:16 +1200 | University of Waikato

Professor of population health at the University of Waikato, Professor Ross Lawrenson, says we aren’t meeting our current medical workforce needs, and that part of the reason for that lies in the way we’re training our doctors.More >>

Liz Walker to speak in New Zealand

Tue, 12 Jul 2016 12:10:43 +1200 | Liz Walker

When Brisbane sexologist Liz Walker delivers her Counteracting Porn Culture workshops to parents and education professionals in Auckland and Wellington she won’t be pulling any punches. August 15, 16 and 18 will be the Youth Wellbeing Project founders ...More >>

RACS launches mandatory training on discrimination

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 13:14:08 +1200 | Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Monday 11 July 2016 The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) has launched new, online training on discrimination, bullying and sexual harassment. More >>

Suicide Prevention - Cybersafety and Indigenous Youth

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 12:43:12 +1200 | Te Rau Matatini

WAKA HOURUA Te Rau Matatini Pou Ahorangi Chief Executive Officer - Marama Parore [11 July 2016, 10:09am] More >>

Children at risk, as more sex offenders are released

Sat, 9 Jul 2016 20:56:47 +1200 | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Figures obtained by the Sensible Sentencing Trust show that the number of child sex offenders given community based sentences has increased significantly in recent years.More >>

Elderly Suffer as Hospitals Reach Breaking Point

Fri, 8 Jul 2016 13:58:09 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand’s elderly are suffering because of the government’s open door immigration policy, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament, Rt Hon Winston Peters.More >>

Serious concerns held for mental welfare of 19 year-old

Fri, 8 Jul 2016 13:28:36 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Police are looking for 19 year-old man who left a Waitakere healthcare facility on Wednesday and hasn’t been seen since. More >>

Social impact bonds not the answer to anything

Wed, 6 Jul 2016 13:09:18 +1200 | NZNO

Last year the New Zealand Nurses Organisation’s Mental Health Nurses Section raised the concern that social impact bonds were a “solution looking for a problem”. Chair of the Section, Gina Soanes says, “Today’s announcement that this government's ...More >>

Social Bonds experiment a failure

Wed, 6 Jul 2016 09:11:08 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government’s much vaunted social bonds experiment is a multi-million dollar failure, says Labour’s Health spokesperson Annette King. More >>

Speak Easy - A night of performance poetry and burlesque

Tue, 5 Jul 2016 09:53:19 +1200 | Wellington Rape Crisis

Speak Easy is a performance poetry and burlesque fundraiser show to raise money for Wellington Rape Crisis. It will feature some of Wellington’s best poets, storytellers and burlesque performers all coming together under one roof, 8pm July 16th at The ...More >>

Minister opens mental health & addiction service

Fri, 1 Jul 2016 15:45:04 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today opened Tūhauora Christchurch Central Service which provides a one-stop-shop for clients to access a range of mental health and addiction services.More >>

Impending closure of Lifeline an opportunity for counselling

Fri, 1 Jul 2016 10:12:05 +1200 | Steve Taylor

The sad and impending demise of Lifeline Aotearoa, a Counselling Helpline that has assisted people in crisis since 1964, and which currently fields approximately 15,000 calls per month, is an invitation for the New Zealand Counselling industry to finally ...More >>

Outward Bound Low Impact Course Scholarships Available

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:44:27 +1200 | Outward Bound

Outward Bound has scholarships worth over $2,030 available for its low-impact Aspire eight-day course starting on 10 September 2016. The Aspire course is suitable for anyone over 27 with a mild physical limitation such as a back injury, early MS or ...More >>


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