News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 

Struggling to find health information for young people?

Struggling to find credible and trustworthy health information for young people?
Visit: www.booksonprescription.co.nz
To increase access to high quality health information for our children and young people, WellSouth Primary Health Network is pleased to announce a new collection of youth-appropriate Books on Prescription titles. These self-help youth titles are now in participating libraries throughout Otago and Southland (Public Libraries and University libraries) alongside the popular adult titles.

Sarah Chisnall, Health Promotion Specialist at WellSouth, expects the books will be a useful resource for young people experiencing issues affecting their mental wellbeing. “This inspiring new youth collection includes books written for different age ranges, acknowledging the developmental stages of young people from primary through to secondary school age and beyond. We wanted this collection to include titles that are accessible, meaningful and useful for our young people, and their whānau.” As with the original adult collection, all titles in the youth collection have been reviewed by mental health practitioners, and were carefully selected to relate to a range of mental health topics. These include; anxiety, worry, depression, emotions, grief and loss, resilience, mindfulness, OCD, self-esteem, and stress.

Summaries for each new youth title, along with reviews by both health professionals and consumers, can be found on the Book on Prescription website www.booksonprescription.co.nz or please contact the Health Promotion Team for further information on: 03 477 1163; health.promotion@wellsouth.org.nz.

ENDS.



© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

DOC Alert: Penguins Ignore Police, Return To Sushi Shop

Department of Conservation rangers are on high alert for 'penguin call-outs' after they've been spotted waddling around Wellington. Yesterday the little blue penguins had to be removed from under a sushi store near the Wellington railway station, not once - but twice. More>>

Baldwin St's Steep Decline: Welsh Town Beats Dunedin For Steepest Street

Harlech, a sleepy town set in the hills of North Wales, boasts a beautiful seaside, a 13th century castle and stunning panoramic views. But the town can now add something else to the list - Harlech is officially the home of the world’s steepest street. More>>

ALSO:

Sport: England Wins Cricket World Cup After Super Over

New Zealand have cruelly lost the Cricket World Cup final after a Super Over - a decider more usually associated with the shorter Twenty20 format of the game. More>>

ALSO:

'High-Level Talks': Lord Of The Rings TV Series To Film In NZ

Amazon needed reassurance after the Christchurch terrorist attacks that New Zealand was still a safe place to film the world's most expensive television series. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland