Mental health nurse morale lowest for decades says PSA organiser

Morale amongst mental health nurses is at the lowest ebb since he began working in the sector more than 25 years ago, says mental health nurses organiser Ashok Shankar.

Rachel Smalley – Doctor warns we’re over medicated and need a walk, not a...

We're opting for a quick fix solutions around mental health and it's led to a society that is over-medicated. Instead of addressing the issues that are leading to depression, we're using drugs to block them. Rachel Smalley reports.

Opinion: Shaun Cavanagh – Inquiry should invest in new mental health workforce

Shaun Cavanagh wants the Mental Health Inquiry to lead to greater support for the mental health workforce including supporting new allied health disciplines like his own, recreation therapy, that has struggled to get established in New Zealand.

School kids help remove stigma of dementia

A research project involving a partnership between a university, primary school and a rest home is helping to remove stigma associated with dementia.

Psychiatrists urged to focus on nutrition

Poor nutrition is contributing to the increasing numbers of people suffering mental illness, a large psychiatry conference has been told.

Rotorua rangatahi’s mental health awareness video goes viral

It's time to talk - in order to improve New Zealand's suicide and mental health record, the issue needs to be talked about openly.

Person first, dementia second

Bupa's GRAINNE MOSS shares sthe touching story of Bupa employee Kate Burnett and resident Mary.

Govt hits back at National’s mental health criticism

Health Minister David Clark says the previous government never set aside the $100 million which National is now saying should be used for mental health initiatives.

Inside view of Whanganui mental health services

Liz Wylie talks to a Whanganui woman who has been on the inside of acute mental health support services and gets a professional view on where the new Government's promised health spending might benefit the community.

Does minding the moment matter?

Is mindfulness clinically effective? Check out this edition’s Critically Appraised Topic (CAT)


Urgent action called for at ADHB’s maternity wards

Urgent talks to find short-term solutions to the pressure on staff at National Women’s Health services are being called for by the New Zealand Nurses’ Organisation.