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Registrations are open for the Wellbeing Game 2014!

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:18:53 +1200 | Mental Health Foundation

Do you care about your mental wellbeing? Do you enjoy a little friendly competition? Would you like to be in with the chance to win amazing prizes? More >>

Are You Using this Controversial Baldness Treatment

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:13:39 +1200 | Martha Rosenberg

No one should have to choose between their hairline and their health. But increasingly, men who use finasteride, commonly known as Propecia, to treat their male pattern baldness are making that choice, often unwittingly. In the 17 years since Propecia ...More >>

Former All Black captain tackles dementia

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 11:12:52 +1200 | Alzheimers New Zealand

Former All Black captain Reuben Thorne is helping to support the approximately 50,000 New Zealanders with dementia, by becoming Alzheimers NZ’s second Champion for Dementia. The role will see Reuben working alongside Alzheimers NZ to raise awareness of dementia ...More >>

Parkinson’s visual art and poetry competition announced

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:19:59 +1200 | Parkinsons New Zealand

A nationwide art competition encouraging New Zealanders to think out loud about what it’s like to live with Parkinson’s disease has been launched today by Parkinson’s New Zealand in advance of Parkinson’s Awareness Week 1-7 November.More >>

Crisis in Autism Early Intervention

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:44:56 +1200 | Autism Action NZ

Kim Hall coordinator for Autism Action NZ says that the “current support for children with Autism, provided by the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education is abysmal”. More >>

Dementia care Canterbury, World Alzheimer’s Day

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:32:52 +1200 | Canterbury DHB

World Alzheimer’s Day - 21 September 2014: Dementia care Canterbury going from strength to strength More >>

First graduates to “Walking in Another’s Shoes” porgramme

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:48:06 +1200 | Southern District Health Board

World Alzheimer’s Day - 21st September 2014: Southern DHB Celebrating first graduates to “Walking in Another’s Shoes” training programme More >>

First “Young nurse of the year” chosen

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:53:07 +1200 | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

The first ever NZNO Young Nurse of Year, Plunket nurse Katrina Coleman was honoured this evening at an awards dinner in Wellington. More >>

Hawkes Bay nurse honoured

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:54:48 +1200 | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

Hawkes Bay nurse, Rosemary McGillicuddy was honoured for her service to nursing and midwifery at an awards ceremony in Wellington last night. More >>

Students will SpeakOut against mental health stigma

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:29:24 +1200 | SpeakOut NZ

Stigma surrounding mental health will be tackled by a new youth-led, non-profit initiative called SpeakOut. More >>

Dementia Care in South Going from Strength to Strength

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:00:04 +1200 | South Island Alliance

World Alzheimer’s Day - 21st September 2014: Dementia Care in South Island Going from Strength to Strength More >>

Christchurch Communication Festival

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:38:06 +1200 | Canterbury District Health Board

A free community concert, aimed at raising awareness about the challenges faced by adults with communication disorders, is being held at Cashmere High School Performing Arts Centre next month (1-2pm, Friday, October 3).More >>

Lifestyle changes may reduce risk of dementia

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:56:47 +1200 | Alzheimers New Zealand

The latest World Alzheimer Report released today by Alzheimer’s Disease International indicates there are a number of simple lifestyle changes people can make to reduce their risk of developing dementia in later life.More >>

Ex-prisoners make most of mentoring to make most of life

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:00:23 +1200 | PARS

It’s not every day that an organisation triples a programme in size, but PARS Inc (formerly known as the Prisoners’ Aid and Rehabilitation Society of the Auckland District Inc) has managed to do just that with their Community Mentoring Scheme, ...More >>

Dr Chris Perkins, Selwyn Cetre for Ageing and Spirituality

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:58:37 +1200 | ElderNet

Dr Chris Perkins, MB ChB (Otago) FRANZCP, Diploma of Professional Ethics (Auckland) leads The Selwyn Centre for Ageing and Spirituality. She has been a psychiatrist for older people since 1992, and currently works as a locum in addition to her role ...More >>

Jesse Bering, noted US psychologist, author now based in NZ

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:24:51 +1200 | Robert Bruce Agency

RBA Corporate, the corporate and entertainment division of The Robert Bruce Agency is very pleased to introduce prolific award-winning author, columnist and media personality Jesse Bering to New Zealand editors and producers.More >>

Christchurch Communication Festival

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:37:37 +1200 | Joint Press Release

On Friday October 3 from 1:00-2:00pm, adults with neurogenic communication disorders will gather at the Cashmere High School Performing Arts Centre to entertain an expected audience of 300-400 for the Christchurch Communication Festival. More >>

Award spotlight shines on passionate Kapiti Coast dancer

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:55:22 +1200 | Attitude Awards

As a toddler with Asperger’s Syndrome, Salem Foxx would communicate by hitting and screaming. More >>

Christchurch and second-class citizenship

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:20:27 +1200 | Anthony Ravlich

I demand the right to inform Chch post-quake victims of the human rights truth and ethical plan By Anthony Ravlich 14 September 2014 More >>

Cycle ride to raise awareness of mental health

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:07:17 +1200 | Ride Out of the Blue

Cycle ride to raise awareness of mental health Ride Out of The Blue, the 22 -day cycle ride throughout New Zealand commences on October 10 from Bluff and finishes at Cape Reinga on November 1. More >>


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