The Whanganui District Health Board has reduced waiting times for young people trying to access its mental health services.
Steve Gurney is speaking out about his 20-year battle with depression in a bid to help change the stigma around mental health.
Andy Espersen – a retired psychiatric nurse – recently made a submission to the Mental Health and Addictions Inquiry team arguing that history shows that the Mental Health Act is failing people with chronic schizophrenia, the old residential hospital system had its strengths, and more mental health inpatient beds are needed.
An international mental health conference has outraged New Zealand psychiatrists due to a "bad taste" venue choice, with some boycotting the annual get-together with colleagues from across the Tasman and beyond.
John Fitzgerald, the President-Elect of the New Zealand Psychological Society, says psychologists want the inquiry to help build a service focused not on ‘fighting fires’ and ‘quick fixes’ but building community resilience as well as a skilled and motivated mental health workforce.
Children growing up in disadvantaged homes are more likely to need anti-psychotic medication, new research has found.
Parenting tips for nurturing the future mental health of their children are being offered in free public seminars as part of the New Zealand Psychological Society’s 50th jubilee celebrations.