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Suicide Action Plan Failing Farmers

Thu, 8 Oct 2015 13:16:40 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

The failure of the Government’s Suicide Prevention Action Plan to address the issue of rural suicide is costing farmers their lives and the farming sector economically, says New Zealand First.More >>

Hastings sailor with courage by the boatload

Thu, 8 Oct 2015 09:58:46 +1300 | Attitude Trust

Otis Horne (19), a sailor from Hastings, is a finalist in the Courage in Sport category in the 2015 Attitude Awards. The national awards celebrate the excellence and achievements of Kiwis with a disability.More >>

RE: Chief Coroner’s Findings on Suicide

Thu, 8 Oct 2015 09:38:12 +1300 | LifeLine

Tuesday’s release of the Chief Coroner’s provisional suicide statistics for the 2014/15 year makes for somber reading. More >>

40 more youth forensic mental health workers

Thu, 8 Oct 2015 09:18:18 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says an extra 40 youth forensic community mental health workers are now helping to support vulnerable youth across the country over the last four years.More >>

Time to be proactive about preventing suicide

Wed, 7 Oct 2015 14:24:39 +1300 | Samaritans of Wellington

Samaritans urge New Zealanders to be proactive about preventing suicide after provisional suicide statistics released yesterday confirm 564 lives were lost by suicide in 2014/15. More >>

Gordon Campbell on Govt’s favourite crony Serco, and the TPP

Wed, 7 Oct 2015 10:24:52 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on Serco’s emerging role as the government’s favourite corporate crony, and the TPP fallout More >>

Feedback on Future Health Service Needs

Wed, 7 Oct 2015 09:50:42 +1300 | Nelson Marlborough District Health Board

There was overall positive support given for the NMDHB Health Needs Analysis and Health Service Plan in terms of the issues and directions for the Nelson Marlborough Health System. However, at the public meeting in Nelson last night concerns were ...More >>

Seales Family Encouraged By Californian Legislation

Wed, 7 Oct 2015 09:21:25 +1300 | Lecretia's Choice

The family of Lecretia Seales today have offered their congratulations to the family of Brittany Maynard and their supporters, and the many people that came before them, as Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the End of Life Bill SB-128 in the state ...More >>

Suicide prevention needs to focus on red flags

Tue, 6 Oct 2015 15:43:24 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

Government moves to tackle suicide are sadly not making the inroads we need to reduce New Zealand’s tragically high suicide rate, Labour’s Justice spokesperson Jacinda Ardern says.More >>

We all have a role to play in preventing suicide

Tue, 6 Oct 2015 12:10:42 +1300 | Mental Health Foundation

We all have a role to play in preventing suicide The Mental Health Foundation acknowledges the family, whanau and friends of the 564 New Zealanders who died by suicide in the last year. “Every death by suicide is a tragedy,” says MHF Director of Programme ...More >>

NZ Multiple Birth Association announces name change

Tue, 6 Oct 2015 09:21:48 +1300 | Multiples NZ

The New Zealand Multiple Birth Association (NZMBA); a volunteer organisation that supports and advocates for parents of multiples has officially changed its name to Multiples NZ. More >>

Counsellors give during Mental Health Awareness Week

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 12:32:30 +1300 | New Zealand Association of Counsellors

Counsellors around New Zealand are giving free counselling sessions to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week, 5 - 11 October. More >>

Taranaki working together to help prevent suicide

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 11:43:41 +1300 | Taranaki District Health Board

Taranaki agencies and Government organisations are working together to prevent suicide and have developed a Suicide Prevention and Postvention Action Plan to reduce suicide and the impact it has on our community. More >>

Binoy Kampmark - The Killings in Oregon: Business as Usual

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 11:32:02 +1300 | Binoy Kampmark

Normalised mass violence has become the unmentioned subject of US school syllabi. Teacher’s meetings and academic retreats must be getting longer and more perturbed: How do those in a university setting cope with an armed assailant who will take a ...More >>

Play the wellbeing game

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 11:25:42 +1300 | Mental Health Foundation

Fans of The Wellbeing Game rejoice – not only has the popular online game had a make-over, it’s all up and running for Mental Health Awareness Week, which starts today and runs until 11 October.More >>

Maternal mental health trust celebrates anniversary

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 10:41:29 +1300 | Dayspring Trust

The Dayspring Trust was set up in 1980 to provide support for people in a crisis. More >>

Signs give help and hope in Hamilton

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 10:30:24 +1300 | LifeLine

‘GIVE: your time, your words, your presence’ is this years theme for Mental Health Awareness week (5-11 October). In the spirit of ‘giving’ Lifeline Aotearoa will be placing semi-permanent signs around the Hamilton as part of a "For HELP ...More >>

ACC looking beyond direct cost of injury

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 10:26:01 +1300 | ANZCA

The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) is looking beyond the direct costs and effects of injury when considering how to achieve the best outcome for clients. While this more holistic approach might require a greater up-front investment, ACC believes ...More >>

Suicide prevention claims not yet born out by reality

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 10:18:27 +1300 | Dave Macpherson

“Fine words, a nice PR campaign, but where’s the changes, and where’s the action?” was the response from the family of Nicky Stevens to yesterday’s Ministerial statement on mental health issues.More >>

‘Give Well – Live Well’ launches Wellbeing Week

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 10:15:53 +1300 | Wellington City Council

Monday marks the beginning of Wellington Wellbeing Week (5 –11 October). Run in conjunction with Mental Health Awareness Week, a campaign aiming to increase the wellbeing of individuals and communities and help them to flourish, this year’s ...More >>


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