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Dragon Island children’s story gets interactive on iPad

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:57:55 +1300 | Kiwa

Dragon Island, the new children’s book from internationally acclaimed author Martin Baynton, is now available as an interactive story exclusively on iPad. More >>

International Recognition for Kiwi Mental Health Website

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:03:17 +1300 | Kyle Macdonald

New Zealand psychotherapist Kyle MacDonald has been singled out for his pioneering work in treating anxiety and listed as one of this year’s top-10 online experts on the subject.More >>

P- Report shows more people getting treatment

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:46:04 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key says the latest Indicators and Progress Report for the Government’s Methamphetamine Action Plan shows more prisoners are completing drug treatment programmes. The report released today shows more than 1000 prisoners a year are starting programmes ...More >>

Social housing provider opens development in Johnsonvillle

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:48:50 +1300 | Accessible Properties

Social housing provider, Accessible Properties, will be opening eight new social housing units in a new housing development in Johnsonville tomorrow. More >>

NZers gambling less, but problem gambling rates unchanged

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:54:12 +1300 | AUT University

According to the largest New Zealand gambling study in the last 15 years, approximately 23,500 adults are problem gamblers and a further 60,500 adults are at significant risk of developing serious problems.More >>

NZ's Attitude Group - ATA Best Social Awareness Programme

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 16:40:28 +1300 | Asian Television Awards

On December 11, 500 industry members, including channel heads, on-air personalities, and production personnel gathered at the Marina Bay Sands once again to celebrate the best in Asian Television at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. The Asian Television ...More >>

A tough time for problem gamblers

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 11:41:48 +1300 | Salvation Army

The Christmas holiday period can be an excruciating time for problem gamblers and a time of grief for their families. More >>

Search continues for missing Hawke’s Bay woman

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:02:50 +1300 | New Zealand Police

The search for a 77-year-old Hawke’s Bay woman continues today with no sightings or indications of where she might be. Fiona Wills went missing from her family’s rural property on Old Taupo Coach Rd near Te Pohue, off SH5 two days ago.More >>

FMG and Mental Health Foundation – teaming up for rural NZ

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 10:37:46 +1300 | Mental Health Foundation

Rural insurer FMG and the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) have begun working together on a programme looking after the most important asset on the farm – the farmer. More >>

New episode of Common Ground launched

Tue, 9 Dec 2014 10:53:00 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley today launched a new episode of the innovative online drama Common Ground, part of the Prime Minister’s Youth Mental Health Project. More >>

Kids need counselling for addictions

Tue, 9 Dec 2014 09:31:06 +1300 | New Zealand Association of Counsellors

Kids need counselling for addictions Drug and alcohol-addicted teens often go without the help they need because of the low number of school guidance counsellors available to support them. “The Health Minister may feel that ‘targets’ are being met, ...More >>

Mood-altering chemical increases risk of drug addiction

Fri, 5 Dec 2014 10:12:10 +1300 | Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington research has shown that the mood-altering brain chemical, serotonin, makes some people more susceptible to drug dependence than others. More >>

New Youth Garden - safe space for sexual abuse survivors

Thu, 4 Dec 2014 15:30:39 +1300 | HELP Foundation

HELP have opened a new outdoor area, specially designed for young women who have been affected by sexual abuse and assault to regenerate, reflect and heal. Based in Auckland, HELP are a specialist organisation who support survivors and facilitate ...More >>

Improved access to mental health services

Thu, 4 Dec 2014 14:22:26 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the latest report on mental health services in New Zealand shows improvements in access to care. More >>

Supportive high schools help sexual minority males

Wed, 3 Dec 2014 09:02:51 +1300 | University of Auckland

Supportive high school environments can make a difference to the mental health of male sexual minority students, according to a new study from the University of Auckland. More >>

Many think Canterbury’s nor’west winds make them grumpy

Tue, 2 Dec 2014 10:40:50 +1300 | University of Canterbury

Many Canterbury people believe the nor’west winds that blow strong in spring and summer makes them feel grumpy, a University of Canterbury academic says. History professor Katie Pickles, who studies Kiwi culture, says many people say they feel ...More >>

Find your Master Chef, and more!

Mon, 1 Dec 2014 09:28:09 +1300 | Workplace Wellbeing

A forward thinking Christchurch businesswoman has created a whole raft of unique team building activities, to provide an opportunity for organisations to increase positivity, trust and communication within their workplaces. More >>

How are sexual minority students doing in New Zealand?

Mon, 1 Dec 2014 07:51:31 +1300 | Auckland University

Almost four percent of young people reported being attracted to others of the same sex or to both sexes, in a recent study. More >>

Canterbury students win NZ spatial excellence awards

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:25:39 +1300 | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury students Nick Brunsdon and Jayden MacRae are the winners of the inaugural New Zealand student spatial excellence awards. The inaugural awards were formed to recognise excellence in the geospatial sector and are a joint venture ...More >>

Name Change For Phobic Trust

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:56:28 +1300 | Anxiety New Zealand Trust

The Phobic Trust is proud to announce that it has formally changed its name to Anxiety New Zealand Trust. More >>

 

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