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Open Letter: Disestablishment Of Te Aka Whai Ora

Tue, 5 Dec 2023 13:11:41 +1300 | NZ College of Public Health Medicine

The New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine has released an Open Letter to Minister Sean Reti regarding the disestablishment of Te Aka Whai Ora. A copy of the Open Letter is attached. The New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine is the ...More >>

Youth Suicide Driver Behind Tahawai Festival

Thu, 30 Nov 2023 15:02:35 +1300 | Tahawai Festival

Promoting Mental Wellbeing and Hauora among Rangatahi driver behind Tahawai Festival 2023 Katikati will be the place to be for this New Year’s Eve. Tahawai Charitable Trust is proud to announce the launch of its unique New Year's Eve festival that ...More >>

The Coromandel Scientifically Proven To Be ‘good For Your Soul’ In World First

Thu, 30 Nov 2023 11:55:52 +1300 | Destination Coromandel

To encourage Kiwis to include The Coromandel in their itinerary this summer, Destination Hauraki Coromandel has launched a world-first campaign, backed by science. With its endless golden beaches, rugged hills and green valleys, The Coromandel has always ...More >>

$6 Million Boost From Government To I Am Hope: Enhancing Youth Mental Health Care In New Zealand

Wed, 29 Nov 2023 14:27:52 +1300 | I am Hope

In a significant development, the New Zealand government has pledged $6 million to New Zealand’s leading youth mental health charity I Am Hope. This investment is a major step in reinforcing the coalition government’s commitment to improving ...More >>

Pharmacists Make Dispensing Error In Providing Excess Medication To Woman With Mental Health Difficulties

Mon, 27 Nov 2023 13:52:36 +1300 | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

A registered pharmacist and a pharmacy manager breached the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) by giving a woman the incorrect strength of medication. The woman, who has a history of mental health difficulties, was prescribed ...More >>

Too Hot To Handle - Meet The Kiwi Firefighters Stripping Down For Men's Mental Health

Mon, 27 Nov 2023 09:02:33 +1300 | The Movember Foundation

Half a decade since its departure, firefighters across New Zealand have set out to satisfy demand for the return of the traditional firefighters calendar. The inaugural Kiwi Firefighters Calendar features 12 former and current serving firefighters from ...More >>

New Research Examines Structural Disadvantage In Rangatahi Māori Mental Wellbeing

Thu, 23 Nov 2023 10:28:14 +1300 | Growing Up in New Zealand

Research published today by Growing Up in New Zealand has identified patterns of structural disadvantage experienced by rangatahi Māori, and looks at mental wellbeing and cultural connectedness. According to Growing Up in New Zealand ’s Research ...More >>

New Survey Reveals Significant Gender Gap In Cancer Wellbeing

Thu, 23 Nov 2023 09:04:14 +1300 | Look Good Feel Better

The wellbeing of New Zealand women living with cancer is significantly worse than that of Kiwi men diagnosed with the same life-threatening disease. <img src="" width="720" height="518"> Look Good Feel Better general ...More >>

Ipsos Releases Its Fourth Survey Into How New Zealanders Feel About Mental Health.

Wed, 22 Nov 2023 15:16:22 +1300 | Ipsos

Significantly more New Zealanders now believe that the NZ healthcare system treats mental health as being equally important as physical health, putting New Zealand on par with the global country average. Ipsos has released its fourth report into ...More >>

Raukatauri Music Therapy Trust Launches FaLa La La Moolah Christmas Fundraising Campaign

Wed, 22 Nov 2023 14:34:10 +1300 | Raukatauri Music Therapy Trust

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Fujitsu To License Topological Data Analysis Technology To Delight Health

Tue, 21 Nov 2023 02:19:11 +1300 | JCN Newswire

Fujitsu to license Topological Data Analysis technology to Delight Health, a Bay Area startup focused on providing innovative mental health solutions License transfer highlights Fujitsu's open innovation approach with Silicon Valley ecosystem to bring ...More >>

First Pacific Mental Health And Addictions Service To Open In Hawke’s Bay

Thu, 16 Nov 2023 15:45:57 +1300 | Mapu Maia

  Hawke’s Bay is set to see its first pacific mental health and addictions service open this week, offering support to devastated communities across the region. The service is run by Mapu Maia, a national Pacific health provider that supported ...More >>

Asian Alcohol And Drug Survey Shows More Use Than Previously Thought

Thu, 16 Nov 2023 09:36:21 +1300 | NZ Drug Foundation

Asian Family Services and the New Zealand Drug Foundation Te Puna Whakaiti Pāmamae Kai Whakapiri are calling for more services that cater to Asian New Zealanders, following the release of a new report (PDF, 1.2 MB) showing higher levels of drug use and harm ...More >>

Giftbox Boutique Kicks Off 2023 Red Ribbon Christmas Appeal

Wed, 15 Nov 2023 14:41:14 +1300 | Giftbox Boutique

Giftbox Boutique, an online retailer of gift hampers, is thrilled to announce the return of their Red Ribbon Appeal for 2023. This year, the company has again chosen to extend a helping hand to the New Zealand charity I Am Hope. I Am Hope is dedicated ...More >>

Counsellor Named After Failing To Meet HDC Recommendations

Wed, 15 Nov 2023 12:25:11 +1300 | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

The Health and Disability Commissioner (HDC) has taken the unusual step of naming an Auckland counsellor who has failed to carry out any of the recommendations made in a June 2022 decision. In that decision Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner ...More >>

Light A Candle To Help Lifeline Save Lives

Tue, 14 Nov 2023 15:53:37 +1300 | LifeLine

Lifeline is calling upon the public to support its call centre this Christmas through the simple act of buying a luxury candle from Luxe Creations. <img src="" width="590" height="720"> The company has created a special ...More >>

Hurunui Farmers Enjoy ‘Slice Of Wellbeing’ Delivered On Farm

Mon, 13 Nov 2023 17:34:14 +1300 | Hurunui District Council

13 November 2023 While takeout deliveries may not reach the farm, remote households in Hurunui now have access to an innovative wellbeing delivery service that provides mental-health support to their doorsteps. Rural isolation brings many challenges. ...More >>

UBX Teams Up With Gumboot Friday To Support Youth Mental Health In New Zealand

Mon, 13 Nov 2023 14:19:38 +1300 | UBX

UBX, the global boxing and strength fitness franchise, proudly joined forces with New Zealand charity, Gumboot Friday on Friday 3rd of November, to support the mental health of young Kiwis. An event held at the brand’s Mount Eden gym in Auckland ...More >>

Mental Health And Addictions Initiative Launches In Pharmacies

Fri, 10 Nov 2023 09:16:46 +1300 | Equally Well

Pharmacies act on the campaign to advocate for health equity for people experiencing mental health and addiction challenges. Equally Well Collaborative Aotearoa, a leading advocate for addressing unmet physical health needs of people with lived experience ...More >>

Aotearoa Mental Health Film Festival - One Week To Go

Wed, 8 Nov 2023 11:38:27 +1300 | Aotearoa Mental Health Film Festival

A girl, a rugby loss and a chance encounter on a bridge – those are the makings of a powerful short film that features in the inaugural Aotearoa Mental Health Film Festival. Frankie Jean and the Morning Star is one of nine locally made short films ...More >>


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