Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Staff call: Bosses need to watch workers’ mental health

Kiwis are sharing their work woes and opinions on mental health in the workplace, saying employers need to take responsibility for their workers' well-being.

Why does stress affect men and women differently?

Why do men and women suffer stress differently?

Mental health inquiry details revealed

More details have been revealed about the government's planned mental health inquiry.

Lifeline: We need to take care of farmers

Ensuring New Zealand's farmers know they have support is a top priority for Lifeline, as the organisation is saddened to hear of the death of two young farmers in recent weeks.

Unions jump gun on pay equity announcement: Health Minister David Clark

Health Minister David Clark says unions "have got ahead of themselves" in announcing pay equity negotiations between mental health workers and the Government.

Recognition of addiction practitioners under new Substances Act welcomed

Registered addiction practitioners have been signed off by the Health Minister to be regarded as health professionals under the new Substance Addiction Act, says their association and registration body.

Opinion: Maria Baker – Real concerns highlighted over mental health services for Māori

Mental health services need to actively address the growing use of seclusion and restraint on Māori clients, says Te Rau Matatini CEO Maria Baker.

Māori more likely to undergo compulsory mental health treatment

Māori are more likely to be subjected to compulsory mental health treatment and placed in seclusion, the latest Director Of Mental Health annual report has revealed.

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.

On mission for women’s health

An educational venture directed at women's health and wellbeing was stirred by Waikanae woman Belinda Falconar's own battle with postnatal depression (PND).


Midwifery in ‘crisis’ with pregnant women unable to find lead maternity...

Midwives have appealed to the Government to urgently deal with a "crisis" in their sector, as they say pregnant women are struggling to get maternity care.