Latest Mental Health Headlines

Censor: guidance essential for teens watching 13 Reasons Why

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:06:23 +1200 | Office of Film and Literature Classification

The Classification Office has created a new RP18 rating specifically for the popular Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. The classification recognises that teens are watching and will continue to watch the series, while signalling the strong content and emphasising ...More >>

Vodafone announces Family Violence policy to support team

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:00:24 +1200 | Vodafone NZ

Vodafone has today announced it is taking steps to support all team members and their families impacted by family violence. More >>

Public meeting for Dunedin families affected by IDEA cuts

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:35:46 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

A group of Dunedin families affected by cuts to IDEA Services will hold a public meeting on Wednesday to discuss their concerns, Dunedin South MP Clare Curran said today.More >>

Denial of mental health crisis cast shadow over funding

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:45:27 +1200 | Public Service Association

The Government's continued denial of a mental health crisis casts a shadow over today's funding announcement, health funding coalition sats, More >>

Mental health and addictions system

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:32:58 +1200 | Platform Trust

Welcome to all the commentators about the sad state of the NZ mental health and addictions system. This is an obstacle course littered with blame, hurt and not much accountability. More >>

Why we need to talk to our teens about '13 Reasons Why'

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:25:19 +1200 | The Parenting Place

It’s every parent’s absolute worst nightmare. Suicide. Which is why when I caught up with the news this week of the latest Netflix series doing the rounds with our teenagers, 13 Reasons Why , I had this instant sick feeling wash over me and a compelling ...More >>

$2m for Māori and Pacific youth mental health research

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:05:57 +1200 | Health Research Council

New Zealand has joined an alliance of the world’s biggest public research funding agencies to provide new research opportunities that target chronic diseases, starting with mental health.More >>

Seymour responds to aided suicide case

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:48:48 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

End of Life Choice Bill sponsor David Seymour has responded to reports of a woman charged with aiding a suicide . More >>

Incident in Central Auckland

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:10:58 +1200 | New Zealand Police

There are concerns for the welfare of a young woman on the Grafton Road Bridge (please note this is not the Grafton Bridge, it is a bridge on Grafton Road that is near to the intersection of Carlton Gore Road).More >>

Further support for North Canterbury & Marlborough

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:13:23 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Further support for North Canterbury & Marlborough Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has announced an additional $500,000 investment to boost the post-earthquake support package for North Canterbury and Marlborough families. “The Government ...More >>

Crisis in Funding for Mental Health Service

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:38:46 +1200 | Mothers Helpers

Mothers Helpers ' not-for-profit maternal mental health service say their funding is in crisis, and fear for the future of those they serve. Currently the main service in Auckland, Hamilton and in most parts of the country, Mothers Helpers offers a ...More >>

Screentime Health Concerns Being Ignored

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:16:53 +1200 | Family First Lobby

Family First NZ says that a survey which found that Kiwi 15-year-olds average 163 minutes online outside school each weekday, up from 98 minutes in 2012, highlights not only an issue with excessive screentime, but also a lack of guidelines by education ...More >>

Putting caring into mental health care

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:59:28 +1200 | Massey University

In a mental health crisis sometimes you need to buy time till help is available, so a Massey University student has come up with a self help care package that could help get people through crucial hours or days. More >>

$9.9m Outpatient clinic for Waitemata opens

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:56:01 +1200 | New Zealand Government

$9.9m Outpatient clinic for Waitemata opens Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today opened Waitemata DHB’s new $9.9 million outpatient clinic at North Shore Hospital. “The new fit-for-purpose $9.9 million outpatient facility at North Shore ...More >>

People's Mental Health Report Released

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:40:18 +1200 | People's Mental Health Review

[ Today the People's Mental Health Review released its report. The full report can be found at ] More >>

Report on Mental Health Shows Need for Review

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:20:12 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Mental health services in New Zealand have reached crisis point, says New Zealand First. More >>

Bring back the Mental Health Commission

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:01:42 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The People’s Mental Health Review is a much needed wake up call for the Government on mental health, says the Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little. More >>

Mental health crisis: "The government is in denial"

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:00:24 +1200 | Public Service Association

The government is in wilful denial about the mental health crisis, the health coalition says. More >>

Mental health inquiry will help to save lives

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:59:32 +1200 | Green Party

The Green Party supports the findings of the People’s Mental Health Review, released today, and is calling on the Government to now do its job and hold an inquiry into our strained mental health system.More >>

New Zealanders’ physical and financial wellness suffering

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:08:57 +1200 | CIGNA

Now in its third year, Cigna’s annual 360 Wellbeing Survey findings are out for 2016, and things are not as rosy as some may hope. New Zealand ranked slightly lower than the average of the 13 countries surveyed, with its overall index dropping to ...More >>


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