After 10 years of crippling anxiety, hiding her symptoms in shame, now 23-year-old Genevieve Mora is speaking out to remove the stigma around anxiety disorders.
Bungy jumping off a bridge takes guts - but so does dealing with an often debilitating disease.
The sport of Jiu-jitsu requires speed, agility and fitness. And for this young Tauranga boy, it's his passion.
Shona Andrell has seen stroke from both sides - for 20 plus years as a carer for her husband and more recently as a stroke survivor herself. She shared her experience of how the quality of stroke care has improved at last year's annual South Island Stroke Study Day and here shares it again.
Almost 250 stroke service providers, stroke teams, general practitioners and practice nurses from across the South Island learnt about a wide range of stroke-specific topics at the annual South Island Stroke Study Day. The event focused on enhancing the daily practice of stroke delivery and quality care and included the management of post-stroke depression, and the transition from hospital to home.