Developing long-term strategies to help children approach – rather than avoid – situations which might spark anxiety is key to preventing anxiety disorders having a negative impact on their lifelong mental health. By Rachel Helyer Donaldson
Health Minister Dr David Clark said the new facility increased badly needed capacity for acute inpatient mental health treatment in Counties Manukau.
The Counsellors Association is calling for an end to the ‘ambulance at the bottom of the cliff’ approach and a greater focus on early therapeutic intervention instead.
A new resource has been welcomed by those teaching school students about resilience, mental health, interpersonal skills and wellbeing.
For staff of three New Zealand companies, the answer to workplace stress could soon be to consult a virtual Sir John Kirwan.
Next year's Budget will have a special emphasis on mental health, Finance Minister Grant Robertson has revealed.
Over a cuppa, the Duke and Duchess push one of the last taboos into the global spotlight.
There is an over-emphasis on talking therapies at the cost of ‘doing’ therapies in mental health, argue the country’s occupational therapists. Health Central find out more to mark World Occupational Therapy Day.
We all know about the importance of eating fruit and vegetables for a healthy body, but what about a healthy mind? Soumya Bhamidipati talks to University of Otago senior psychology lecturer Dr Tamlin Conner to discover the impact of vegetables and fruit on psychological wellbeing.
New research shows young men experience four different types of silence following the suicide of a close friend or peer. Dr Chris Bowden discusses his findings and what teachers, schools and others in the school community can do to better support their students.