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


New Zealand Psychiatrists Talk "A Climate For Change" - Nga Tohu Huarere E Panoni Haere Nei, He Ao Hurihuri


Next week, the annual Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists’ (RANZCP) New Zealand Conference will, for the first time, bring together New Zealand psychiatrists and trainees, as well as mental health professionals practicing in Australia, and consumers with lived experience virtually.

From 30 November-2 December at the Napier War Memorial Conference Centre, psychiatrists will be joined by an online contingent of attendees to take part in a comprehensive, three day scientific programme, spanning the broad field of psychiatry.

Leading New Zealand psychiatrists, and invited scholars and authorities from Australia and abroad, will present and hold forum discussions on a range of mental health topics including addiction, smoking cessation, voluntary assisted dying and telepsychiatry.

Some of the keynote presentations and speakers will include:

  • Psychiatry in Film or Fiction – Professor Susan Haters-Friedman (USA)
  • Prevention of suicide – Professor Ian Hickie
  • Murder within the family: Perpetrators, motives & prevention – Professor Susan Haters-Friedman (USA)
  • Mental Health Care and the Global Pandemic – Professor Michael Baker, Dr Susanna Every-Palmer & Associate Professor John Allan
  • Psychiatrists work best by Zoom: A debate – Dr Mark Lawrence, Dr Justin Barry-Walsh, Dr Jeremy McMinn, Dr Emma Schwarz, Dr Donna Clarke Coleman

The RANZCP 2020 New Zealand Conference will be held from Monday 30 November – Wednesday 2 December face-to-face at the Napier War Memorial Conference Centre, as well as virtually for those unable to attend. You can view the Conference Programme and further details on the RANZCP 2020 New Zealand Conference website.

© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Howard Davis: Dryzabone - Robert Conolly's The Dry

After the terrible devastation caused by last year’s bushfires, which prompted hundreds of Australians to shelter in the ocean to escape incineration and destroyed uncountable amounts of wildlife, The Dry has been released during a totally different kind of dry spell. More>>

Howard Davis: Benjamin Ree's The Painter and The Thief

The Norwegian filmmaker had long been fascinated by art thieves who commit high-stakes crimes with a delicate touch when a chance Google search in 2015 uncovered a botched heist in Oslo. More>>

Howard Davis: Anna Coddington Beams

Anna Coddington's thin, wispy vocals fit her songs beautifully, providing a wonderful lilting quality that pervades her latest album, producing instant ear worms. More>>

Howard Davis: Hit the Road, Jack - Chloé Zhao's Nomadland

Nomadland is perhaps the ultimately 'road' movie as it follows a group of dispossessed and disenfranchised vagabonds who find a form of communal refuge in camp sites and trailer parks after the economic contraction of 2008. More>>

Howard Davis: Byrneing Down the House - Spike Lee's American Utopia

Lee does an admirable job capturing Byrne's stunning live performance of his latest album, but the real star of the show is the staging. More>>

Howard Davis: The Phoenix Foundation Friend Ship Tour Docks in Wellington

A sense of local pride was certainly running high at the Opera House on Saturday night, as the lads ran through a tasty little set drawn mostly from their latest album Friend Ship (splash out for Xmas on the shocking pink extra-thick vinyl edition). More>>

Howard Davis: Avantdale Bowling Club

Auckland rapper and MC Tom Scott brought his stunning jazz-infused Taite Music Prize-winning project Avantdale Bowling Club to the Opera House headlining Wellington's 2020 Jazz Festival. More>>

Howard Davis: Troy Kingi Rules The San Fran

The award-winning Northland musician performed songs from his new record The Ghost of Freddie Cesar, the fourth installment in his 10/10/10 series - ten albums in ten years in ten genres. More>>



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland