Aroha’s Way – giving children the tools to understand their mental health

By award-winning New Zealand author Craig Phillips, Aroha's Way is anticipated to be an important contribution to mental health literature. Here, publisher Bex Lipp talks about the journey that led to the book's creation.

Culturally appropriate mental health support in short supply

Mental health professionals with a Muslim background are likely to be in short supply and high demand over the coming weeks.

Resources to help with mental distress after Christchurch incident

The Ministry of Health has made new resources available to support those who are experiencing mental distress following the horrific Christchurch mosque shootings.

Christchurch mosque shootings: Mental health helpline inundated with calls

A mental health helpline has been inundated with calls following the massacre at two mosques in Christchurch.

New Zealand’s high poison deaths a concern, expert says

Experts are calling for tighter restrictions on some mental health drugs following new figures that reveal an alarming number of people have died after taking them.

Alliance Group launches mental health initiative

Alliance Group has launched an innovative mental health programme to raise awareness about suicide in the workplace and make it easy for staff to seek help.

Looking beyond the pills – a new approach to mental distress

Sara Carbery talks to visiting psychologist Dr Lucy Johnstone about how a new approach to mental distress can work in the New Zealand context.

More funding announced for mental health facilities

The Government has announced an additional $22 million for the construction of new specialist mental health facilities at Hillmorton Hospital in Christchurch.

Let’s Gumboot Up, New Zealand!

Editor Jude Barback is one of the 21,000 New Zealanders who have joined the I AM HOPE social media campaign so far.

Youth Mental Health: One-size-fits-all approach not working

Schools and communities say the funding for youth mental health initiatives needs to be directed to them directly to so that programmes suit the specific needs of their young people. By Ruby Harfield.


More than just a ‘pill for every ill’

Dr Tracy Chandler (a.k.a. Dr Wellness) says we need to move beyond the current ‘pill for every ill’ model of general practice to a more patient-centred integrative approach.


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Health consumers are increasingly aware of the importance of cellular dysfunction when it comes to healthy aging and managing health issues