As the sector waits expectantly for the Mental Health & Addiction Inquiry to lodge its report, Health Central takes a pause and finds out from Ron Paterson, David Clark, Ashley Bloomfield and Matt Doocey how they use the Five Ways to Wellbeing and 'let nature in' to support their own mental health and wellbeing.
Hopeful messages flood the airwaves for Mental Health Awareness Week but these sharply contrast with the frustration of many interacting with or working in the mental health system, says Marion Blake.
Chloe Swarbrick: no stigma in mental health issues
The suicide rate among Asians in NZ has increased so a Chinese resource has been created.
The Government has said thanks but no thanks to a call by National for a cross-party group to be set up on mental health, at least until a major inquiry reports back.
A pilot of placing mental health practitioners in eight Auckland general practice is seeing more than half of patients in need getting same day mental health support.
A new training programme being piloted by Lifeline and Lion NZ is looking to reduce suicide rates by providing businesses with better support systems.
There is concern over the building sector's suicide rate after a new survey reveals it has the highest male suicide rate of any industry.
Fewer antibiotics are being prescribed to children but prescriptions to teenagers for antidepressants have jumped, found a major review of Kiwi prescriptions to children.