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Lectures focus on Māori experience of trauma

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:28:33 +1300 | University of Canterbury

The Ngai Tahu Research Centre at the University of Canterbury is hosting a lecture series , He Kokonga Whare - Māori and the Transmission of Historical Trauma, on the high rates of trauma that generations of Māori have experienced.More >>

Statement re Losi Filipo

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:17:14 +1300 | New Zealand Rugby Union

"Losi Filipo has been through the judicial process and it is not for us to comment on how he has been treated. That is a matter for the Police and the courts. More >>

New stuttering clinic opens in Albany

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:03:58 +1300 | Massey University

A new specialist stuttering clinic has opened at Massey University’s Auckland campus, and aims to help people of all ages across the region who stutter. More >>

Recognising the complex issues facing social workers

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:23:57 +1300 | Massey University

This Wednesday marks National Social Workers’ Day – a day to recognise the contribution social workers make towards a more humane, just and caring society. More >>

Coleman’s cuts create crisis

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:57:40 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Mental health services in New Zealand are in a state of crisis with Youthline saying that calls for extreme depression doubled last year, says Labour’s Associate Health spokesperson Dr David Clark.More >>

Call for Ban on Kiwisaver Investments in Offensive Weapons

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:30:30 +1200 | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers is calling on the Government to legislate to ban Kiwisaver providers from investing in companies which produce internationally illegal weapons including cluster munitions, anti-personnel mines ...More >>

Performance to help performers

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 10:57:41 +1200 | Sharu Loves Hats

Te Pou Theatre will be filled with the voices of Auckland’s top singers this October for a one night only performance to cement the launch of a new initiative Whāriki Hauora https://www.facebook.com/wharikihauora/ (Wellbeing for Performers), which ...More >>

Bed closures "the tip of the iceberg" in mental health

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:50:37 +1200 | Public Service Association

The closure of eight beds at He Puna Waiora acute mental health unit on Auckland’s North Shore is just the tip of the iceberg, the Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi says.More >>

Pasifika youth ignored by the Government

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:35:30 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Adolescent Health Research Group’s new report on the wellbeing of young Pacific people shines a spotlight on the Government’s failure to deliver any “brighter future” for them, says Labour’s Pacific Island Affairs spokesperson Su’a William ...More >>

Dirty Politics in CCDHB Elections

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:19:31 +1200 | Dr. Stan Litras

DHB candidates are concerned electoral laws are being breached by a government funded pro-fluoridation pressure group.More >>

More support needed for Pacific youth

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:23:49 +1200 | University of Auckland

Persistent health, social and educational disparities exposed in the latest report on Pacific youth in New Zealand, require urgent attention according to researchers. More >>

Education For All Rally 22/9/16

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:24:17 +1200 | Inclusive Education Action Group

Whanau, educators and disabled people are coming together to send a message to Government - your Special Education Update was totally inadequate and it's time to invest in inclusion.More >>

NZ dementia sector backs need for national plan

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 10:58:18 +1200 | Make Lemonade

New Zealand dementia organisations have just released an action plan to help New Zealand prepare for the expected increase in the numbers of people with dementia. More >>

How do Capital and Coast Candidates measure up?

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 09:54:31 +1200 | Public Health Association

A scorecard rating the Capital and Coast DHB candidates was released this evening by the Wellington Branch of the Public Health Association. Voting is now open in the local body elections, allowing residents to vote for elected DHB representatives ...More >>

Enhancing professionalism of social work

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:19:31 +1200 | Massey University

New research from Massey University’s School of Social Work highlights the impact of the Non-Government Organisation Study Award scheme on recipients and their organisations. More >>

New Zealand must do better on dementia preparedness

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 12:09:01 +1200 | Alzheimers New Zealand

The latest World Alzheimer Report warns that countries like New Zealand are unprepared for a surge in dementia cases and need to take urgent action to deal with the issue. More >>

Canterbury wellbeing indicators show continued improvement

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 11:02:48 +1200 | Canterbury DHB

While life for many in Canterbury is improving, the impacts of the quakes are still being felt as the region’s recovery heads into its seventh year. More >>

Independent Revier for Mental Health Failures Required

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 11:34:16 +1200 | Graeme Moyle

An external review into the treatment and management of a forensic mental health patient has cleared Auckland’s Mason Clinic of any culpability in the lead up to a frenzied machete attack on a woman in 2015. More >>

Q+A: Minister Amy Adams interviewed by Greg Boyed

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 10:23:16 +1200 | TVNZ

‘We cannot fix this on our own. We can’t be in every living room. We don’t want to be in every living room. It takes all of society to have an absolutely zero-tolerance approach to family violence.More >>

All Recommendations Accepted in Mental Health Inquiry

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 10:54:35 +1200 | Ministry of Health

All the recommendations have been accepted from an external review into the treatment and management of a forensic mental health patient Manjit Singh by Auckland’s Mason Clinic. More >>

 

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