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Kirwan in Wellington for Author Talk

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:56:28 +1300 | Penguin Books

Blues rugby coach, and spokesperson for mental health awareness, Sir John Kirwan will be in Wellington for one night this October to talk about his new book, Stand By Me: Helping your teen through tough times. Wellington based clinical psychologists, ...More >>

Countdown to Mental Health Awareness Week

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:02:49 +1300 | Mental Health Foundation

Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) is next week, and the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) is encouraging New Zealanders to Keep Learning – be curious, embrace new experiences, and see opportunities.More >>

Mad About Movies film festival

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:56:49 +1300 | Changing Minds

‘Mad About Movies’ is a FREE film festival held from the 7-11 October 2014 at the Academy Cinema in Auckland City, to celebrate Mental Health Awareness week. More >>

Musical promotes mental health awareness

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:17:08 +1300 | Auckland Music Theatre

Following hot on the heels of Mental Health Awareness Week, Auckland Music Theatre is staging the Auckland premiere of Next To Normal . More >>

Keep Learning in Upper Hutt for mental wellbeing

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:16:31 +1200 | Upper Hutt City Council

Mental Health Awareness Week, 6 – 12 October 2014, is being run by the Mental Health Foundation, with the theme of ‘Keep Learning.’ Upper Hutt City Council is raising awareness of the importance of the Keep Learning pillar and how its citizens can ...More >>

Popular pain killer linked to behavioural disorders

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:43:23 +1200 | University of Auckland

Research at the University of Auckland has reinforced that there is a link between mothers taking a common pain killer during pregnancy and their children developing behavioural problems.More >>

Christchurch School Goes Viral

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 17:05:07 +1200 | Mental Health Foundation

We’re thrilled to announce that Christchurch’s Hillmorton High School has taken out first prize in the Mental Heath Foundation’s inaugural Words Hurt YouTube Competition. More >>

The Outsider Art Fair

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:28:15 +1200 | Outsider Art Fair

Press Release 25 Sept 2014 The Outsider Art Fair – one of the rarest exhibitions on the planet.More >>

Translating Evidence-Based Healthcare into Health Gains

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:05:55 +1200 | Citizen News Service

Overcoming roadblocks in translating evidence-based healthcare into public health gains By Shobha Shukla and Bobby Ramakant, 25 September 2014 More >>

Maori Ward Coming to New Plymouth District

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 09:30:51 +1200 | New Plymouth District Council

The establishment of a Maori Ward has been approved by New Plymouth District Council tonight (Tuesday). More >>

Botany Downs, Auckland: Missing Man - Fears for safety

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:04:13 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Police officers using dogs and the Eagle helicopter are searching in the Botany Downs area of Auckland for a 65 year old man who is missing from a private hospital and retirement home.More >>

Local Artist Takes Second at National IHC Art Awards

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:10:18 +1200 | Te Roopu Taurima O Manukau Trust

Proving the world is open to him as an artist regardless of the challenges he has to overcome, Kaiapoi resident Andrew Martin recently won second place at the national IHC Art Awards Competition. More >>

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 >>

 

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