Latest Mental Health Headlines

Sir John Kirwan Welcomed as NZCCP Patron

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:59:28 +1300 | NZCCP

Sir John Kirwan was welcomed as the first patron of the NZ College of Clinical Psychologists (NZCCP) at an afternoon tea held in his honour on Tuesday 7 October. More >>

Hospitals support “Stoptober” for National Anaesthesia Day

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:06:49 +1300 | New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists

National Anaesthesia Day is an opportunity for patients to consider the health benefits of stopping smoking for a short time, or permanently, when they are having surgery, says the New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists. More >>

Programme Welcomes Sir JK’s Voice on Teen Mental Health

Thu, 9 Oct 2014 17:34:14 +1300 | The Parenting Place

“Sir John Kirwan’s insights into teenage mental health are spot on,” says Zane Scarborough, Director of Attitude Programmes for Schools. “His new book, ‘Stand By Me, will help many parents give their young person the support and understanding ...More >>

Mental health pressures on rural communities intensifying

Thu, 9 Oct 2014 14:35:41 +1300 | Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand

Members of the Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand (RHĀNZ) have identified mental health and wellbeing outcomes as one of the major disparities between people in rural and urban communities. More >>

New Zealand’s farmer suicide disgrace

Thu, 9 Oct 2014 12:16:45 +1300 | Federated Farmers

While the 169 farmers who committed suicide since 2007/8 eclipses the 112 people who have tragically died in agricultural occupational deaths, this toll has gone largely unnoticed aside from the families and communities it touches. “New Zealand’s ...More >>

Lack of housing badly affecting kids’ education

Wed, 8 Oct 2014 16:58:02 +1300 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

New Zealand’s lack of affordable, decent housing is preventing thousands of children from achieving success at school and NZEI Te Riu Roa hopes that the government will finally start to address what has become a crisis, particularly in Auckland.More >>

NZRGPN focuses on mental health

Wed, 8 Oct 2014 15:18:18 +1300 | NZRGPN

Rural folk who are feeling anxious, stressed, depressed or suicidal must talk to their GP or health professional sooner rather than later. That’s the message from the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network in line with Mental Health Awareness ...More >>

Waka Hourua supports Mental Health Awareness Week

Wed, 8 Oct 2014 14:14:21 +1300 | Te Rau Matatini

Keep learning is the theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week from 6 to 12 October. This special week is organised by the Mental Health Foundation. More >>

VNZMA official charity - NZ Music Foundation

Wed, 8 Oct 2014 11:39:27 +1300 | Joint Press Release

The New Zealand Music Foundation is the official charity of the 2014 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards. More >>

Therapists’ emotional skills under research spotlight

Tue, 7 Oct 2014 14:46:58 +1300 | Massey University

How are you feeling ? is a query normally reserved for the client in a therapy session. But Massey University psychology researchers are asking therapists that question to find out how socially and emotionally astute they are. More >>

I’m an Artist Campaign to change attitudes

Mon, 6 Oct 2014 10:58:06 +1300 | Arts Access Aotearoa

Fraser Hoffe of Wellington is one of five artists to be featured in a national campaign aimed at changing attitudes and behaviour towards people with disabilities, sensory impairment and mental ill-health. The campaign will be launched in five cities over ...More >>

Mental Health Awareness week: movie screening at LOT23

Fri, 3 Oct 2014 17:08:40 +1300 | Lot 23

LOT23 is proud to host a Community Garden talk and Movie Screening for the Mental Health FoundationMore >>

1500 teens sign up for SPARX

Fri, 3 Oct 2014 16:06:09 +1300 | University of Auckland

More than 1500 young New Zealanders have signed up to use e-therapy tool SPARXsince it launched six months ago. SPARX is a self-help online program designed to teach young people aged 12 to 19 the skills to deal with feeling down, depressed or stressed. ...More >>

Breast Cancer Survivor Poses for Portraits of Hope

Fri, 3 Oct 2014 12:29:28 +1300 | Hope Emerges

It's one of the hardest things a woman has to go through, but two time breast cancer survivor, Raewyn Porter, has bared all and posed for portraits of hope to celebrate the beauty of her body following a mastectomy, with the hope it will empower other ...More >>

Southern DHB introducing a District wide Palliative Care Mod

Fri, 3 Oct 2014 10:15:36 +1300 | Southern District Health Board

Southern DHB is introducing a District wide Palliative Care Model which means the referral process for palliative care will be the same at Southland Hospital as Dunedin Hospital.More >>

Shortland Street storyline reminder of support available

Wed, 1 Oct 2014 17:26:54 +1300 | Taranaki District Health Board

With this week’s depression and suicide storyline on Shortland Street, the Taranaki DHB would like to remind youth and their families and friends of the support available. More >>

Keep Learning

Wed, 1 Oct 2014 13:43:00 +1300 | Vincents Gallery

Press Release: Exhibition at Vincents Gallery 'Keep Learning' An exhibition celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week Vincents Gallery Level 4, 84 Willis St Opening Tuesday 7th October 4:00pm Until 22nd October ph. 4991030 More >>

Kirwan in Wellington for Author Talk

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:56:28 +1300 | Penguin Books

Blues rugby coach, and spokesperson for mental health awareness, Sir John Kirwan will be in Wellington for one night this October to talk about his new book, Stand By Me: Helping your teen through tough times. Wellington based clinical psychologists, ...More >>

Countdown to Mental Health Awareness Week

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:02:49 +1300 | Mental Health Foundation

Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) is next week, and the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) is encouraging New Zealanders to Keep Learning – be curious, embrace new experiences, and see opportunities.More >>

Mad About Movies film festival

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:56:49 +1300 | Changing Minds

‘Mad About Movies’ is a FREE film festival held from the 7-11 October 2014 at the Academy Cinema in Auckland City, to celebrate Mental Health Awareness week. More >>


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