Health leaders share their Five Ways to Wellbeing

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.

Opinion: Marion Blake – sector ready for bold, courageous action

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.

Swarbrick cites own experiences on universities tour to discuss mental health

Chloe Swarbrick: no stigma in mental health issues

Are Kiwi kids still all right?

Rachel Helyer Donaldson looks at how our education and health systems are responding to the crisis of anxiety affecting our children and young people.

Concern over rise in suicide and mental health issues in Asians

The suicide rate among Asians in NZ has increased so a Chinese resource has been created.

Government rejects cross-party co-operation on mental health, for now

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.

Early data shows pilot speeds up access to mental health support

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.

New Zealand businesses step up in fight against high suicide rates

A new training programme being piloted by Lifeline and Lion NZ is looking to reduce suicide rates by providing businesses with better support systems.

Construction revealed to have highest male suicide rate

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.

Children prescribed fewer antibiotics but more antidepressants, NZ study finds

Fewer antibiotics are being prescribed to children but prescriptions to teenagers for antidepressants have jumped, found a major review of Kiwi prescriptions to children.


Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – You are not a number

As we embrace the New Year, Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) says we should be celebrating our uniqueness and aim for a one-size-does-not-fit-all approach to your health.


Sponsored: Volunteers tackle diabetes in Papua New Guinea

Working with local health providers, Volunteer Service Abroad is tackling diabetes in Papua New Guinea.