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Making Sense of Psychosis, Registration Now Open!

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:36:11 +1200 | ISPS

Registration for the upcoming ISPS-NZ Making Sense of Psychosis Conference is now open! Shifting the Korero is about shifting the conversation about psychosis. If we are to shift paradigms, destroy myths and make breakthroughs then we need to create ...More >>

New Zealand’s first Laughter Wellness Conference

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:10:50 +1200 | Workplace Wellbeing

“There is a reason why this conference is being held in this city at this time. There's no doubt about it, Cantabrians have been through a lot over the last four years and will continue to do so, as we rebuild our city, homes, businesses and lives.More >>

Support from spouses softened impact of earthquakes

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:56 +1200 | University of Canterbury

Support from partners, husbands, wives and spouses softened the impacts of depression following the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes, University of Canterbury research has found. More >>

New actions work to empower youth in the South

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:51:16 +1200 | SWEET

A project aiming to put South Taranaki youth on a better path to adulthood is welcoming a raft of local initiatives and a new name. More >>

YMCA boasts some of the best youth workers in Auckland

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:22:47 +1200 | YMCA

YMCA Auckland is thrilled to have three co-ordinators from their youth development programme, Raise Up, honoured in the inaugural I Am Auckland Awards. Championed by The Cube, who work with young people with disaibilities who live, work, study or ...More >>

Move to Amend & the Double Standard of Corporate Personhood

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:07:40 +1200 | Gary G. Kohls

In 2010, the NeoConservative, pro-corporate, anti-democratic Roberts Supreme Court “Gang of Five” granted inanimate corporations some of the rights and privileges previously only constitutionally guaranteed to human entities.More >>

Parenting in an Age of Terror

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:37:20 +1200 | The Parenting Place

What impact does news of war and terrorism have on children? Does seeing the wreckage of downed airliners, missiles flying and gunfire in the streets affect them? What do we tell them? It is unlikely children are actually going to be touched by war ...More >>

TOUGHLOVE urges more funding for Parent Support

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:34:56 +1200 | TOUGHLOVE

TOUGHLOVE has issued a challenge to all of New Zealand's political parties to state where they stand on helping parents of youth at risk. The challenge comes just ahead of the organisation's thirtieth anniversary celebrations in Auckland on Friday 25th ...More >>

Mental Health & Addiction Services Funding Crisis

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:40:28 +1200 | Navigate

The funding crisis threatening the effective provision of NGO mental health and addiction services will be the main topic for debate by health spokespeople from all the main political parties at a public meeting in Penrose.More >>

Conference Aims to Build Resilient Connected Teen Whanau

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:46:46 +1200 | Thrive Teen Parent Support Trust

Thrive Teen Parent Support Trust’s Manager, Cinnamon Whitlock has expressed her support and acknowledged the bravery of Georgia Hagerman in sharing her story in the media. “We wish Georgia all the best on her new journey of motherhood,” she ...More >>

Funding round opens for Settling In grants

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:49:16 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Local providers and community groups are now invited to apply for Settling In grants to provide migrant and refugee settlement services, Ethnic Affairs Minister Judith Collins announced today.More >>

New Approach Needed to Identify Vulnerable Children Earlier

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:37:31 +1200 | Growing Up in New Zealand

Routinely collected health data on pregnant women could be used in a better way to identify ‘at risk’ children earlier and more effectively, according to a new report from the Growing Up in New Zealand longitudinal study released today.More >>

Opening of the Breakthrough Wellness Centre, Taumarunui

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:24:24 +1200 | The Maori Party

Opening of the Breakthrough Wellness Centre, Taumarunui E ngā iwi, e ngā mana, tēnā koutou. Ka nui te mihi ki a koutou katoa i runga i te kaupapa o te rā, huri atu te pō, nau mai te ao! Nā reira, tēnei au he muka nō te taurawhiri a Hinengakau ...More >>

Massey research on effect of near-death experiences

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:02:31 +1200 | Massey University

How does a close brush with death lead to a better life? It is known that nudging extinction can bring about dramatic life changes, and a Massey psychology student is researching the near-death experience phenomenon.More >>

First dementia research clinic for New Zealand

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:00:04 +1200 | University of Auckland

Treatment options to help slow the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias will be trialled at New Zealand’s first Dementia Research Clinic, in Auckland later this year.More >>

Researchers investigate impact of brain protein on memory

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:53:20 +1200 | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury researchers are investigating a brain protein which may impact on the memory of people with Alzheimer’s disease. Memory problems are common in many diseases of the brain and they are the hallmark of dementia, including Alzheimer’s ...More >>

Quakes impact on substance use and mental health quantified

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:48:09 +1200 | University of Otago

Cantabrians who experienced serious quake-related adversity are twice as likely to be addicted to smoking and 40 per cent more likely to have mental health conditions such as major depression and post-traumatic stress disorder than people who did not ...More >>

Ann Andrews QSM author of Positively Parkinsons

Tue, 15 Jul 2014 13:27:41 +1200 | ElderNet

Ann you live with Parkinson's and have written an insightful guide written in a confident and warm manner. How do you suggest people learn the most from their visits to their Doctors? More >>

“A living nightmare”

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:17:27 +1200 | North Shore Women's Centre

Theresa* would get texts constantly from John*. They said he loved and missed her, wondering what she was doing, and where she was. Theresa saw this as John being loving and caring , but he was actually monitoring her all the time. John started to isolate ...More >>

Faster mental health support for young people

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:36:07 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Latest data from the Ministry of Health shows young people with mental health or addiction problems are receiving treatment faster than ever before. Health Minister Tony Ryall says nine out of ten young people, aged 0-19, needing non-urgent mental ...More >>

 

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