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The Nutters Club Wins Top Radio Award

Fri, 22 May 2015 16:25:19 +1200 | Top Shelf

A radio show featuring frank and honest discussion around mental health issues, The Nutters Club with Mike King has taken the award for Best Spoken Programmes Best Daily or Weekly Series at the 2015 New Zealand Radio Awards.More >>

Lack of funding for growing dementia problem disappointing

Fri, 22 May 2015 10:28:29 +1200 | Alzheimers New Zealand

Alzheimers New Zealand is disappointed and concerned about the lack of investment in services for people affected by dementia included in yesterday’s Budget, and believes this oversight means people won’t get the help and support they need.More >>

Budget 2015 - Scoop Full Coverage - Update #1 21/5/15

Thu, 21 May 2015 19:02:08 +1200 | The Scoop Team


College of Public Health Medicine applauds Budget 2015

Thu, 21 May 2015 17:04:17 +1200 | College of Public Health Medicine

College of Public Health Medicine applauds Budget 2015 measures The New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine (NZCPHM) has welcomed the Budget 2015 announcements about additional investment in bowel cancer screening and the expansion of urban ...More >>

$2.1m for rangatahi Māori suicide prevention

Thu, 21 May 2015 16:38:38 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The Budget provides $2.1 million of new operating funding for rangatahi Māori suicide prevention, Māori Development Minister Hon Te Ururoa Flavell says.More >>

Relationships Aotearoa "ahead of the game"

Thu, 21 May 2015 15:31:06 +1200 | Relationships Aotearoa

“While Relationships Aotearoa continues talks with Ministry officials today (May 21), it is worth considering what the community might lose”, says Dr Jane Allison, Interim Chair of Relationships Aotearoa (RA).More >>

Health investment increases to a record $15.9b

Thu, 21 May 2015 14:22:04 +1200 | New Zealand Government

New Zealand’s health budget will reach a record $15.9 billion in the coming year, Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says. “It is important that all New Zealanders and their families have access to timely quality healthcare, no matter where they ...More >>

Relationships Aotearoa - Our Story; filling in the gaps

Wed, 20 May 2015 12:44:40 +1200 | Relationships Aotearoa

“Discussions continued throughout yesterday about a possible future for Relationships Aotearoa,” says Dr Jane Allison, new Interim Board Chair of Relationships Aotearoa (RA).More >>

New research explores nature of wellbeing

Wed, 20 May 2015 12:39:23 +1200 | Lincoln University

The natural environment is essential to our wellbeing, yet its role in this regard is often underappreciated, says Lincoln University researcher Dr Lin Roberts. The Department of Conservation has commissioned Dr Roberts and a group of her colleagues ...More >>

Relationship Services losses at high cost to New Zealand

Wed, 20 May 2015 11:13:46 +1200 | New Zealand Association Of Psychotherapists

Today Relationships Aotearoa rejected accusations from the Social Development Minister Anne Tolley that its current deficit is due to being badly run. More >>

GPs welcome practical steps to reduce alcohol harm

Wed, 20 May 2015 10:35:23 +1200 | The Royal New Zealand College of GPs

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (‘the College’) welcomes today’s release of the New Zealand Medical Association’s 10-step plan for reducing alcohol harm.More >>

Pink Shirt Day is this Friday!

Tue, 19 May 2015 11:32:38 +1200 | Mental Health Foundation

Pink Shirt Day is this Friday 22 May, and schools, workplaces and communities are turning pink to spread the word that we all play a role in preventing bullying. More >>

Alzheimers Auckland needs your help

Mon, 18 May 2015 14:35:37 +1200 | Intelligent Ink

Alzheimers Auckland’s annual Countdown Appeal is coming up in the month of July, and they need volunteers to help out by collecting outside their local Countdown during July. Every year the appeal raises a vital amount of money that goes towards ...More >>

FASD in the Criminal Justice System

Fri, 15 May 2015 14:28:27 +1200 | Alcohol Healthwatch

Judge Catherine Crawford, Children’s Magistrate from Western Australia, is Guest Speaker at an FASD and Justice Forum hosted by Alcohol Healthwatch in Auckland next week. The Judge is visiting New Zealand as part of a Churchill Fellowship to investigate ...More >>

Student survey finds increase in loneliness and anxiety

Sun, 10 May 2015 08:38:19 +1200 | Rob Jones

A study of 1000 New Zealand final year undergraduate university students has found that 64% are worried that stress and anxiety is creating performance issues that is fueling fears that they will be awarded lower grades than expected.More >>

Investigating nutrition in young children with autism

Fri, 8 May 2015 12:41:23 +1200 | Massey University

In New Zealand one child in every 100 is diagnosed with a condition on the autism spectrum. It can be a stressful time for families coping with the reality of this diagnosis.More >>

High rate of harassment of our MPs, their staff and families

Fri, 8 May 2015 09:49:02 +1200 | University of Otago

Harassment of New Zealand politicians, their families and staff is ‘common and concerning’, according to new Otago University research. More >>

Celebrating Indigenous health achievements

Thu, 7 May 2015 15:04:30 +1200 | Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Four surgeons were recognised today for their contributions to better Indigenous health outcomes at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress (ASC) in Perth.More >>

Participants required for exercise app research

Thu, 7 May 2015 11:48:07 +1200 | University of Waikato

Exercise – we either love it or we hate it. And while there’s no denying its long-term benefits, how do we best monitor and incorporate it into our daily lives? More >>

$23.6m for new South Auckland mental health unit

Thu, 7 May 2015 10:17:09 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Government has approved a new specialist mental health facility for Counties-Manukau DHB. More >>


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