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Young lads support people with dementia

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:49:33 +1200 | Dementia Auckland

When 17-year-old Blake Nicholson was just six-years-old he lost his grandmother to dementia, something he did not fully understand at the time, but the sadness that surrounded his family is a memory he still carries with him today.More >>

Video urges rangatahi to open up

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:24:10 +1200 | The Maori Party

Māori Party co-leader Marama Fox says a video series aimed at reducing the rate of suicide among rangatahi is providing strong, positive messages for those at risk. More >>

Suicide prevention videos encourage rangatahi to kōrero

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:40:03 +1200 | New Zealand Government

A series of suicide prevention videos aimed at rangatahi are helping to shine a light on the issue and encourage young people to open up about their feelings, Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell says.More >>

Students Start Petition to Improve Mental Health Awareness

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:05:44 +1200 | Wellington Girls' College

Hundreds of New Zealanders suffer from Mental Health disorders without realizing. In a recent 2016 survey conducted by the Mental Health Foundation, only 3.2% of New Zealanders suffering from Mental Health Disorders felt they had access to good support ...More >>

More funding to support rural mental wellness [14.6.17]

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:03:51 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy have committed another joint funding boost to rural mental health. More >>

Kaitaia Hui on Suicide Solutions Starts Saturday

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:29:15 +1200 | Northland DHB

A hui near Kaitaia this weekend aims to improve local resilience against suicides of youth and other people. More >>

Car wrecking can be a vehicle for stroke rehab

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:27:11 +1200 | Massey University

Dismantling car engines and sorting parts is proving to be a successful form of rehabilitation for stroke survivors under 65 in a unique project at the Manfeild Raceway, near Feilding. More >>

New toolkit to help schools support student wellbeing

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:03:52 +1200 | Canterbury DHB

All Right? has launched a free wellbeing toolkit to support young people with their mental health and wellbeing. More >>

Next Step Center for Women accept ACE Aotearoa Award

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:09:35 +1200 | Ara Institute

Decades of making a difference in the lives of thousands of women was recognised recently when the Next Step Centre for Women team at Ara Institute of Canterbury flew to Wellington to accept the Provider of the Year - Tangata Tiriti award, at ...More >>

Legendary Boxer David Tua to Inspire Hundreds of Pacific Men

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 11:49:55 +1200 | Gathering of the 3000

Boxing legend David Tua will inspire hundreds of Pacific men with his personal story of anger, depression and suicidal thoughts at the historic Gathering of the 3000 event.More >>

A New Resource Teaching Gisborne Kids Skills For Life

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 11:31:56 +1200 | InnerFit

Kaiti School is one of the first primary schools to trial Crackerjack Kids, as part of a pilot happening in Gisborne. More >>

Stressed out: NZ workplaces set to become more stressful

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 11:03:26 +1200 | Robert Half

• 75% of New Zealand CFOs believe the stress levels of their staff will increase over the next three years. More >>

New head and neck cancer initiative

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 09:35:14 +1200 | Head and Neck Cancer Survivors' Support Network

Head and neck cancer is the “most unkindest cut of all” according to patients who have been through this disabling and disfiguring disease. And yet unlike breast and prostate cancer there has been no nationwide support for this cancer - until ...More >>

Mental Health Care & Support Workers Lodge Equal Pay Claim

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 08:48:36 +1200 | PSA

Today the PSA and E tū have lodged an equal pay claim on behalf of mental health support workers with the Employment Relations Authority. More >>

Survey exposes teens risk of suicide

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 14:00:15 +1200 | University of Auckland

A survey of over 8000 New Zealand high school students has found young people exposed to suicide attempts of others are at an increased risk of taking their own lives, and young people living in poverty are at the highest risk.More >>

Youth project launches to end mental illness discrimination

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 12:24:55 +1200 | Mental Health Foundation

One year after Lucy McSweeney took part in the Mental Health Foundation’s social change programme, POD (Point of Difference), the 21-year-old was standing on the steps of Parliament to present her petition.More >>

Sir Peter Snell to be Super Seniors Champions Patron

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 10:28:10 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Sporting legend, academic and life coach Sir Peter Snell is to become patron of New Zealand’s SuperSeniors Champions programme and help raise awareness of senior’s issues such as elder abuse and neglect.More >>

Two Massey Health Researchers Secure Over $6M in HRC Funding

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 10:16:09 +1200 | Massey University

Two health researchers from Massey University’s College of Health have been awarded more than $6 million in the latest round of funding from the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC), targeting occupational disease in New Zealand as well as international ...More >>

Queen's Young Leaders Award Goes to Ashleigh Smith

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 09:23:45 +1200 | Royal Commonwealth Society

Her Majesty The Queen will present a Queen’s Young Leaders Award to an exceptional young person from New Zealand at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London on Thursday 29th June. The Award celebrates inspiring young people from all over the Commonwealth ...More >>

Judgment: B v Waitemata DHB

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 13:58:19 +1200 | NZ Supreme Court

This summary is provided to assist in the understanding of the Court’s judgment. It does not comprise part of the reasons for that judgment. The full judgment with reasons is the only authoritative document. The full text of the judgment and reasons ...More >>

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