Mental health inquiry says 'there was some rage' as it acknowledges public frustration but remains confident of delivering blueprint for change to Government.
National says the Government's decision to scrap a pilot improving emergency mental health call responses is 'disgraceful'.
Desperately-needed changes to mental health services prompted by failings in the care of a patient with complex needs, have yet to be implemented.
Plenty of everyday men – and women – turn to alcohol or drugs to ‘self-medicate’ or cope with anxiety and depression. Rachel Helyer Donaldson talks to some New Zealand experts on the issue.
As nurses and District Health Boards go into mediation the Government has confirmed that up to 5000 mental health and addiction support workers will get a pay equity boost backdated to July last year.
More than 5000 submissions have been received by the Mental Health and Addictions Inquiry which formally closed submissions earlier this month.
Through a social enterprise venture, students at St John's College have been able to partner with a vital cause in the local community.
Suicide. A dirty word? Or something that really needs to be talked about?