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Police disappointed after mental health pilot dropped

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 10:51:26 +1200 | RNZ

Police officers are upset a proposal to improve 111 callouts has been dumped and mental health advocates hope it may yet be salvaged. More >>

Govt axes highly anticipated mental health pilot

Sun, 15 Jul 2018 13:37:54 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s decision to axe a universally-supported pilot to improve the response to 111 mental health calls is nothing short of disgraceful, especially after Labour pledged to make mental health a priority, National’s Police spokesperson Chris ...More >>

Conversion Pressure or Love and Acceptance?

Sat, 14 Jul 2018 11:56:08 +1200 | New Zealand Association Of Psychotherapists

The New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists support the call of Rainbow Youth and others for the banning of conversion therapy in Aotearoa. More >>

How to turn off the negative self critic

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 11:30:44 +1200 | Diana Newcomb

Do negative thoughts regularly encroach on your happiness and undermine your attempts to stay positive? if this is the case, you need to learn how to take charge and defuse the grip that your negative self-critic holds over you.More >>

The Herald and the drug industry

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 09:14:36 +1200 | Don Franks

“Auckland’s phoney homeless make $100 a day on the streets” is a Herald piece by Amanda Saxton, about a few skid row alcoholics who assemble early each morning to sit together and drink.More >>

ESR battling to keep on top of illicit designer drugs

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 14:08:55 +1200 | ESR

ESR scientists are fighting to keep on top of so-called designer drugs, which they say are evolving rapidly. More >>

Police response to IPCA report

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 10:35:16 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Police accepts the findings of the Independent Police Conduct Authority report into the detention of a person for a mental health assessment in Wellington in October 2016.More >>

Police response to IPCA report

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 10:10:45 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Police accepts the findings of the Independent Police Conduct Authority report into the detention of a person for a mental health assessment in Wellington in October 2016.More >>

DHBs propping themselves up with mental health funding

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 14:40:01 +1200 | Platform

DHBs propping themselves up with mental health funding is not news to NGO service providers More >>

Nelson Teen Takes Mental Health Campaign to Parliament

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 11:25:23 +1200 | Zoe Palmer

Nelson teenager Zoe Palmer takes her campaign to stop the restructuring of the city’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) to Parliament this week. Zoe, 18, will present her petition calling for the 24-hour dedicated CAMHS crisis service ...More >>

Reality of tertiary students’ mental health

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 08:25:09 +1200 | NZUSA

10 July 2018 New study exposes the reality of tertiary students’ mental health Adjusting to tertiary study, feelings of loneliness and academic anxiety have been identified as major triggering factors of depression, stress and anxiety amongst ...More >>

Profound impact of creativity on mental wellbeing

Mon, 9 Jul 2018 12:05:45 +1200 | Arts Access Aotearoa

Findings from research, launched in Christchurch on Monday 9 July, demonstrate the “profound” impact of Ōtautahi Creative Spaces’ programmes on artists’ mental health and wellbeing.More >>

NZNO welcomes Ngā Poutama Oranga Hinengaro

Thu, 5 Jul 2018 10:34:36 +1200 | NZNO

NZNO is encouraging its members to participate in the Health Quality and Safety Commission’s mental health workforce safety survey – Nga Poutama Oranga Hinengaro that will be available at the end of next month.More >>

Tour de France 2018 - Kiwi Cyclists to take Ride of Lifetime

Wed, 4 Jul 2018 17:28:44 +1200 | Rouleur Bike Tours

Eight amateur cyclists are gathered in the Vendee region on the Atlantic coast of France, about to embark on the challenge of a lifetime by riding every stage of the 2018 Tour De France route, one day ahead of the actual race itself. They are starting ...More >>

One great step for LGBTQI acceptance, now it’s NZ’s turn

Wed, 4 Jul 2018 17:21:41 +1200 | New Zealand Association of Counsellors

The Counselling Association is calling on New Zealand to follow in the British government’s example, which yesterday banned gay conversion therapies as part of its LGBT Action Plan.More >>

IHC Calf and Rural Scheme 2018 announcement

Wed, 4 Jul 2018 09:33:50 +1200 | IHC

Due to the very real risk of spreading the Mycoplasma bovis disease, IHC has decided for the first time in 33 years to suspend crucial aspects of its Calf and Rural Scheme. More >>

Addiction addressed with new University chair

Tue, 3 Jul 2018 13:24:01 +1200 | University of Auckland

Nearly one in 10 New Zealanders experience some form of substance abuse during their lifetimes, and that’s just concerning alcohol and drugs. Many thousands of others are addicted to gambling and other compulsive behaviours that can have significantly ...More >>

Children, young people excluded from sexual violence support

Tue, 3 Jul 2018 09:37:07 +1200 | Toah-Nnest

Te Ohaakii a Hine-National network Ending Sexual Violence Together (TOAH-NNEST) has written to Ministers Carmel Sepuloni (Ministry of Social Development MSD) and Tracey Martin (Oranga Tamariki OT), as it seems that an unintended consequence of the split ...More >>

Have your say on mental health and addiction

Mon, 2 Jul 2018 17:28:01 +1200 | Canterbury DHB

The panel for the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction is holding public forums in Christchurch and Kaikoura this week. More >>

My World-My Vision

Mon, 2 Jul 2018 17:10:14 +1200 | My World My Vision

My World-My Vision 400 cameras. 400 kids. Endless stories… - Addressing teenage depression through art and creativity - MY WORLD-MY VISION third year in journey - More than 200 families got engaged in the first two years directly or indirectly ...More >>


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