The Mental Health Foundation says a Government system of partially funding counselling services is stupid.
With the Mental Health Inquiry underway, Heather Casey shares a cringing experience to remind health professionals that mental health is ‘everybody’s business’ and to think hard about their own attitudes.
Hearing the voices of “stressed” and “overburdened” mental health workers is ‘”very important” to the Mental Health and Addictions Inquiry, says inquiry chair Ron Paterson.
A ‘once in a generation opportunity’ is how today’s formal launch of the consultation phase of the Mental Health and Addictions Inquiry is being described.
A mental health expert with more than 25 years experience believes getting mental health support is more difficult than it should be.
A toolkit providing Maori-centred activities is now being used by more than 200 mental health clinicians across New Zealand working with Māori affected by mental health and addiction issues.
Not all wounds heal. The RSA Poppy Appeal this week rolled out that slogan as part of a campaign spotlighting veterans' mental health. Officials say mental health injuries are the most common, but least understood, of all wounds suffered by New Zealand servicemen and women.
Mental health cases at one hospital's emergency department have jumped almost 400 per cent in the past five years, with no extra staffing to cope with the demand.