Latest Mental Health Headlines

Community Advocate appalled at Suicide Figures

Fri, 3 Jul 2015 16:18:35 +1200 | TeRata Rangi Hikairo

I am deeply saddened by figures released saying that we have had a huge increase in the number of suicides this year. More >>

“I Choose Living”

Fri, 3 Jul 2015 13:44:16 +1200 | The Marketing Bureau

When someone is diagnosed with Cancer, the effect at that moment as well as throughout their management & treatment journey can be nightmarish. Everything in their world can come to a halt as they navigate, effectively or otherwise, the realities of their ...More >>

Hearing loss impacts healthy aging

Fri, 3 Jul 2015 11:46:05 +1200 | Oticon Foundation

Leading research points to hearing loss as a major factor in elderly people’s declining physical and intellectual capabilities, says Karen Pullar, Secretary of the Oticon Foundation. More >>

Sports personality highlights Special Olympics

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 15:46:28 +1200 | Special Olympics NZ

Special Olympics New Zealand will kick off its first ever Awareness Week, with the support of well-known sportsman Beauden Barrett. More >>

Review of the Medical Council’s statements

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 14:17:44 +1200 | Medical Council of New Zealand

Review of the Medical Council’s statements on Good prescribing practice and Prescribing drugs of abuse The Medical Council of New Zealand (the Council) is currently reviewing its statements on Good prescribing practice and Prescribing drugs of abuse , and ...More >>

Life begins at 40 – or does it?

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 09:45:16 +1200 | CIGNA

Wellington, 2 July 2015 – In 1983 the Kiwi band Dave & The Dynamos released their anthemic pop-ditty “Life Begins at 40”. It was an instant classic; number one on the charts for three weeks in a row and staying in the Top 40 for a whopping ...More >>

Taumata welcome Marita Ranclaud

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 16:47:27 +1200 | Te Taumata o Ngati Whakaue Iho Ake Trust

Te Taumata o Ngati Whakaue Iho Ake Trust is pleased to welcome Marita Ranclaud who joined the trust today as the Manager for Excel Rotorua. More >>

Zero GP and Prescription Fees for Under 13s

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 15:14:48 +1200 | West Coast District Health

If your child is under 13 years and enrolled with a general practice team then getting medical care from today could be a whole lot cheaper. More >>

July 1 policies delivering for families – Jono Naylor

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 10:26:40 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

National MP Jono Naylor says a number of important policies come into effect today that will help families in Manawatu and put more money back in your pocket. More >>

Home Safety Service rolled out nationwide

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 10:05:24 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Up to 1000 victims of family violence will be better protected with the rollout of the National Home Safety Service, says Justice Minister Amy Adams. The National Collective of Independent Women’s Refuges, which was awarded a three-year $3.6 million contract ...More >>

Postcode Healthcare Affecting Suicide Rates

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 09:32:32 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Postcode Healthcare Affecting Suicide Rates Regional New Zealand continues to suffer from a suicide rate comparatively higher than in cities – the government must take some of the blame for cutting health services, says New Zealand First “Its investment ...More >>

Women’s Refuge Votes for Teuila Blakely as Ambassador

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:32:21 +1200 | National Collective of Independent Women's Refuges

“Teuila Blakely has done herself, her family and friends and Women's Refuge proud with her fabulous performances during Dancing with the Stars," says Women's Refuge Chief Executive Dr Ang Jury.More >>

Local athlete fronts Special Olympics Awareness Week

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:29:18 +1200 | Special Olympics

Special Olympics New Zealand is set to kick off its first ever Awareness Week, with the support of Hutt Valley athlete Rebecca Heath. Special Olympics New Zealand provides a year-round programme of sports training and competition for more than 7,000 children ...More >>

New Auckland maternal mental health service

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 14:49:54 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman today officially opened a new maternal mental health respite and support service in Te Atatu South, Auckland. “Pregnancy and childbirth can be vulnerable times for women - at least 15 per cent will develop depression, ...More >>

ASMS Urges Government to Better Support, Not Punish DHB

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 15:12:08 +1200 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Canterbury District Health Board has an enormous amount of work on its plate due to the prolonged impact of the devastation of the earthquakes and not enough money to do it – but it also has some of the best DHB leadership in the country,” says ...More >>

Al-Anon Family Groups Welcome Loved Ones of Problem Drinkers

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:09:16 +1200 | Al-Anon Family Groups

Alcoholism is devastating to all members of the family not just the drinker. It is an especially appropriate realisation leading up to Dry July when thousands of Kiwis & Australians voluntarily pledge not to drink alcohol for one month in support of ...More >>

DHB records of Nicky Stevens' treatment go 'missing'

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 11:39:37 +1200 | Hamilton City Council

Nicky Stevens’ family is devastated and angry to find out today from Waikato DHB management that crucial patient records for Nicky have disappeared from the Henry Bennett Centre at Waikato Hospital.More >>

Stress and depression unwelcome visitors after recent events

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 11:06:20 +1200 | Rural Women

Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ) is concerned that as rural people clean up after the disastrous floods, and snow, their resilience and resourcefulness will be challenged by overwhelming distress. For farming families in more remote areas their sense of ...More >>

Banks enter Dragon’s Den for Govt’s mental health experiment

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 20:34:23 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Overseas banks and their preferred providers were asked to pitch their ideas for bankrolling the Government’s social bonds scheme to a Dragon’s Den-style panel, Labour’s Health spokesperson Annette King says.More >>

South Westland challenged to get active

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 13:58:04 +1200 | West Coast District Health

South Westland challenged to get active South Westland locals are putting their hands up for a 100 day challenge to get more active, starting on Wednesday 1 July. When she started in South Westland earlier this year, GP Jenny James noticed many ...More >>


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