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Making It Out Of The Great Kiwi Lockdown With Sanity Intact

Mōrena apartment dwellers. How’s it going in your oasis of calm two days in to the great Kiwi lockdown? Those four walls that shut the world out are now shutting you….in. But stay calm, help...

Family violence tipped to rise; help services available 24/7

Family violence services will still not be limited to those in need during the lockdown - and advocates are imploring people and employers to look out for those who might be at risk. The national...

Taking Care of Your Mental Health While Self-Isolating

It’s normal to feel stressed and anxious when times are uncertain. COVID-19 has taken the world by storm, and with rapid updates it can make you feel like wanting to push the panic button...

Novel approach enables improved capabilities for mental health research and evaluation in New Zealand

A Better Start National Science Challenge researchers, Nicholas Bowden, and co-authors from the Big Data and Resilient Teens research teams have developed a new and useful method for identifying and better understanding mental health...

‘Lonely in a crowd’ can reduce brain function

And emotional loneliness is actually a bigger risk factor than depression, heart disease, diabetes and stroke for cognitive decline, she found. Dr Whitehouse, who graduated with Doctor of Clinical Psychology from Massey University last month,...

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Loneliness

What factor has the same health risk as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, is as lethal as alcoholism, is twice as harmful as obesity, is associated with a 30 percent increased risk of having...

Government opens Suicide Prevention Office

The Government has officially opened the country's first-ever Suicide Prevention Office and has also announced an extra $12 million in funding for Māori and Pacific suicide prevention. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the office was...

Thousands more people to get mental health training

The Government has announced up to 12,000 more people will receive mental health training over the next four years. Making the announcement in South Auckland today, Health Minister David Clark said more than 300 nurses...

Funding announced for new mental health facility

MidCentral DHB welcomes Government funding of $30m to upgrade the Adult Inpatient Acute Mental Health facility at Palmerston North Hospital. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Minister of Health Dr David Clark announced the funding package...

PTSD more common than expected, especially among young people

Many of us think Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a relatively rare psychological problem. In reality, however, PTSD can affect anyone – and, looking into the findings of a new study into the issue,...
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This inspiring young mum of two was recently diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer and after exploring all treatment options decided on a combination...

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Psychological support for the wellbeing of Frontline healthcare workers during the...

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