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Clark: Speech to the NZ Nurses Organisation AGM [20/9/18]

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 15:38:13 +1200 | New Zealand Government

E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā karanga maha o te wa, tēnā koutou katoa. More >>

Mental Health in the Construction Industry

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:40:12 +1200 | Branz

The New Zealand Construction Industry has the highest percentage of suicide for employed men of any industry in this country. Most of those interviewed as part of a recent BRANZ study, while surprised at the high suicide rate, agreed there was a key driver ...More >>

Jacinda Ardern rejects Trump's call for war on drugs

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 11:25:14 +1200 | RNZ

New Zealand will not be signing the United States' document calling for global action on the war on drugs, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says. More >>

Link between time spent in nature and positive mental health

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 18:17:15 +1200 | Mental Health Foundation

Survey findings* released by the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand (MHF) today reveal the positive impact spending time in nature has on the mental health of New Zealanders. Of those Kiwis surveyed following last year’s Mental Health Awareness ...More >>

High Court Judge Praised For Intelligent Recommendation

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 14:24:34 +1200 | Graeme Moyle

Justice van Bohemen has been commended for calling for an independent inquiry into the mental health care and discharge of killer Gabrielle Yad-Elohiim prior to murdering Michael Mulholland in September last year.More >>

Book investigates why some humans want to kill themselves

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 10:38:45 +1200 | University of Otago

University of Otago research psychologist Jesse Bering has explored the dark experiences of being suicidal, in his new book: A very human ending, how suicide haunts our species. More >>

“Hugely positive” response to app for people with addictions

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 12:43:43 +1200 | Health Informatics

A one-year trial of a smartphone app to support people recovering from alcohol or drug addictions at Waikato DHB is proving successful and is likely to be extended. More >>

Patients on anti-depressant brand told supply will run out

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 16:44:03 +1200 | RNZ

Last year, Pharmac announced it would stop subsidising two brands of antidepressants, Arrow Venlafaxine and Effexor XR, and instead solely fund generic brand, Enlafax-XR. More >>

Cigna supports mental health for Kiwi kids

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 09:53:57 +1200 | CIGNA

Cigna New Zealand has partnered with Life Education Trust to support mental health education in schools. The children’s mental and physical health charity is conducting a new evaluation project to gain a better understanding of the daily challenges faced ...More >>

Online gaming: what’s the fuss?

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 09:45:44 +1200 | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Concerns over the addictive nature of online gaming and its effects will be addressed by a national expert at a free event in Tauranga. More >>

FlexiGroup supports ‘The 72 Club’ donating to Lifeline

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 09:41:30 +1200 | FlexiGroup

FlexiGroup New Zealand has become the second financial services provider in New Zealand to respond to Lifeline’s funding shortage, donating $72,000 to the suicide prevention helpline. More >>

No equality without sexual and reproductive health

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 08:42:42 +1200 | Family Planning NZ

As New Zealand celebrates the milestone of 125 years of Women’s Suffrage, Family Planning says sexual and reproductive health and rights must be at the centre of discussions about gender equality.More >>

Waikato woman helping breast cancer survivors

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 13:22:53 +1200 | Lady Ink

Waikato woman helping breast cancer survivors with cosmetic tattooing Media release September 2018 For immediate release A Waikato woman who has overcome two types of cancer is giving back by helping other women who’ve battled breast cancer. As the ...More >>

Te Ara Oranga wins Workforce Innovation Award

Fri, 14 Sep 2018 14:36:55 +1200 | Northland District Health Board

Northland DHB Mental Health & Addiction Services (on behalf of the Te Ara Oranga steering group) were presented with the Supreme Matua Raki Workforce Innovation Award last night at the Cutting Edge Conference dinner in Rotorua. More >>

No excuse for dumping Police mental health pilot

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 14:51:10 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

Revelations that the Government has stepped in to save the Te Kūwatawata mental health service in Gisborne is great news, but only raises further questions about why the Government scrapped the Police/mental health co-response pilot planned for ...More >>

Green Party welcome Government saving regional mental health

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 12:52:10 +1200 | Green Party

Green Party MP Chlöe Swarbrick has welcomed the extension of funding for Te Kūwatawata mental health service in Gisborne while the Government conducts its review of mental health services.More >>

The opposite of addiction is not sobriety

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 10:46:40 +1200 | DAPAANZ

Dapaanz media release, 12 September 2018 “The opposite of addiction is not sobriety. It is human connection.” More >>

ANZASW statement for World Suicide Prevention Day

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 15:49:01 +1200 | ANZASW

Yesterday, Monday 10th September, was World Suicide Prevention Day. Mindful of the devastatingly high rates of suicide in this country, The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) calls for more to be done to confront this urgent issue.More >>

Time to Acknowledge Family Violence as a Health Issue

Mon, 10 Sep 2018 18:38:46 +1200 | Aviva

Time to Acknowledge Family Violence as a Health Issue Aviva welcomes the findings of a report released today by Women’s Refuge that emphatically demonstrates, in the words of women themselves, the significance of family violence as a mental and ...More >>

Honouring Te Reo Māori could save lives

Mon, 10 Sep 2018 17:00:27 +1200 | Hapai Te Hauora

Honouring Te Reo Māori could save lives: A Māori Language Week collaboration between Hāpai Te Hauora and the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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