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Silent Suffering: How A Limited Emotional Vocabulary Harms Men

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 10:05:50 +1300 | Genius You

In some ways, men are disadvantaged by comparison to women – it has nothing to do with gender – because their emotional vocabulary is smaller than that of women, and it is the central reason why so many men suffer catastrophic mental health crises. ...More >>

Music Therapy - Legacy Of Accidental Activist

Wed, 28 Feb 2024 18:57:04 +1300 | The Kollective

Famously known for singing the New Zealand national anthem at Twickenham Stadium in Te Reo Māori, Dame Hinewehi Mohi calls herself an accidental activist. Despite changing the course of our national anthem to now include Te Reo Māori and English ...More >>

Use It Or Lose It – Simple Advice From NZ Memory And Brain Health Experts Ahead Of Brain Awareness Month In March

Mon, 26 Feb 2024 12:57:06 +1300 | Brainfit

March is Brain Awareness month, so it is a perfect time to stop and think about what you are doing to look after your memory and all-round brain health. Most of us have seen first-hand the devastating effects of age and disease on the brain and ...More >>

Centre For Brain Research And Ngāpuhi Launch Unique Mate Wareware Initiative In Northland

Fri, 23 Feb 2024 17:37:14 +1300 | University of Auckland

A way forward for aiding mate wareware, or dementia care, within Māori communities In collaboration with Te Hau Ora o Ngāpuhi and Waipapa Taumata Rau - University of Auckland’s Centre for Brain Research (CBR), a first-of-its-kind initiative aimed ...More >>

Apology To The Survivors Of Lake Alice

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 12:25:16 +1300 | Royal Australian and NZ College of Psychiatrists

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists offers our deepest apology to the survivors, their whānau, and all those impacted by the abuses perpetrated at Lake Alice Child and Adolescent Unit by Dr Selwyn Leeks and staff. It is a shameful ...More >>

Autism Spectrum Australia Boosts Efficiency, Bolsters IT With ManageEngine

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 11:34:34 +1300 | Autism Spectrum Australia Aspect

SYDNEY, Australia — 20 Feb, 2023 — Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) has increased efficiency and streamlined processes for reliable IT support with the help of ManageEngine’s suite of products. As a non-profit organisation and Australia’s largest autism-specific ...More >>

Amberley Fire Brigade Takes The Plunge To Support Mental Health

Mon, 19 Feb 2024 13:50:59 +1300 | Amberley Fire Brigade

The Amberley Fire Brigade is diving headfirst into a 24-hour swimming challenge to rally support for individuals battling mental health struggles. On February 24th and 25th, the team will brave the waters of the Amberley pool, symbolising the resilience ...More >>

Have Your Say On The Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) (Improving Mental Health Outcomes) Amendment Bill

Fri, 16 Feb 2024 10:12:36 +1300 | Office of the Clerk

The Chairperson of the Health Committee is calling for public submissions on the Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) (Improving Mental Health Outcomes) Amendment Bill. The bill would amend the Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) Act 2022. It would define the Mental ...More >>

Co-ordinated Action Required To Meet Young People’s Mental Health Needs: Auditor-General

Thu, 15 Feb 2024 13:54:56 +1300 | Office of the Auditor-General

A more youth-focused, integrated, and coherent system of care is required to meet young people's mental health needs, says the Auditor-General in a new report . “Mental health concerns are the biggest health issue facing young New Zealanders today,” ...More >>

Site Safe And Ignite Aotearoa Partner To Support A Healthy Construction Sector

Wed, 14 Feb 2024 11:32:43 +1300 | Joint Press Release

Construction workers across the motu are being encouraged to consider their health and wellbeing goals for the year and access support to achieve them. Site Safe is helping remove barriers to wellbeing support through their partnership with Ignite ...More >>

One Year On, Hawke’s Bay’s Recovery Efforts Continue

Tue, 13 Feb 2024 14:02:16 +1300 | Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand

On the one-year anniversary of Cyclone Gabrielle, we’re taking time to pause and reflect on the effect it continues to have on our communities, says Health New Zealand -Te Whatu Ora Hawke’s Bay Acting Group Director of Operations Paula Jones. “For ...More >>

$1.3 Million For Research To Indigenise Health System

Tue, 13 Feb 2024 10:30:16 +1300 | University of Canterbury

Recent University of Canterbury funding success could help inform Aotearoa health policy, practice and systems. Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury (UC) Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Child Well-being Research Institute ...More >>

Failures In Care Provided By Mental Health Services

Mon, 12 Feb 2024 13:58:01 +1300 | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Dr Vanessa Caldwell has today released a report finding Counties Manukau District Health Board (CMDHB) (now Te Whatu Ora Counties Manukau) and a Community Mental Health Service (CMHS) [1] breached the Code ...More >>

Marjorie Hecht: Prepared Learning: What Are Humans Hard-Wired For At Birth?

Sat, 10 Feb 2024 18:22:56 +1300 | Independent Media Institute

Do living beings learn and pass on to future generations some behaviors or predispositions more easily than others––and if so, how? So-called prepared learning is a question psychologists and other scientists have studied for decades, developing a series ...More >>

Paid Internship Programme For Students A Boost To Social Services Sector

Wed, 31 Jan 2024 15:28:58 +1300 | Emerge Aotearoa Trust

Paid internships being offered by one of New Zealand’s largest non-government organisations is hoped to give a much needed boost to the number of people working in the social services sector. Emerge Aotearoa - a mental health, addictions, housing, ...More >>

1 YEAR ON: Innovative workshop to support Hawke’s Bay residents’ ongoing mental health struggles post-Cyclone Gabrielle

Fri, 26 Jan 2024 19:37:34 +1300 | Somatopoeia

For the anniversary of Cyclone Gabrielle, a dedicated workshop will take place to support Hawke’s Bay residents who are struggling with mental wellbeing, following the trauma and devastation of last February’s events. Introducing an innovative ...More >>

Comedian Marshall Lorenzo Defeats Depression With Delusion

Wed, 24 Jan 2024 14:46:45 +1300 | Marshall Lorenzo

In the new sketch comedy show ‘Baby Gorgeous’. Award-winning comedian Marshall Lorenzo ( Canada’s Drag Race, The Sketchersons ) is definitely not thirty-nine, he’s for sure not pudged-up and he’s certainly not battling crippling depression. ...More >>

Youth Vaping: The Implications Of Addiction

Wed, 24 Jan 2024 12:47:55 +1300 | Public Health Communication Centre

The growth in youth vaping means an increase in nicotine addiction among young people, and the accompanying negative impacts on their wellbeing, warn public health and addiction experts. In the latest Briefing from the Public Health Communication Centre, ...More >>

Suicide Leading Cause Of Maternal Mortality In New Zealand

Sun, 14 Jan 2024 09:23:43 +1300 | Right To Life

How can the government authorise, fund and call abortion health care when it results in the violent killing of an unborn child and the suicide of the mother? There were thirty-one maternal suicides reported in New Zealand in 2023 by the Perinatal Maternal ...More >>

Alarm Over Police Health and Safety Cutbacks in Light of Ministerial Expectations

Thu, 28 Dec 2023 18:39:44 +1300 | Blue Hope Foundation

The Hatikvah Blue Hope Foundation expresses deep concern and dismay at the New Zealand Police's recent decision to implement significant cutbacks in health and safety support across various police districts, a short time following a crucial directive from ...More >>


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