A mental health nurse's lifetime work in supporting Māori mental health has been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours. The Northern Advocate's Peter de Graaf's reports that Caroline "Moe" Milne's interest in mental health was sparked by a 14-year-old classmate at high school.
Agreeable extroverts are more likely to be highly satisfied with their health care, according to a study published today in the New Zealand Medical Journal. But the study also found that non- Pākehā New Zealanders lower satisfaction rates with healthcare was due to other factors than psychological or demographic characteristics.
Call for independent Māori children’s commissioner over ‘unconscionable’ rates of abuse in state care
The Māori Council is calling for an independent commissioner to hold the Government to account on "unconscionable" rates of Māori child abuse in state care.
A new study shows that cigarette smoking is now rare in high school students, and binge drinking has declined since 2012. These are some of the latest findings from the Youth19 Rangatahi smart study, part...
Māori are more likely to be subjected to compulsory mental health treatment and placed in seclusion, the latest Director Of Mental Health annual report has revealed.
The Mental Health Foundation theme for Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 is ‘Explore Your Way to Wellbeing. Whāia te ara hauora, whitiora’ The Māori public health team from Hāpai Te Hauora will be facilitating workshops...
Research from Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington has shown the offer of an HPV self-test could increase the uptake of cervical screening by almost three times for under-screened Māori women.
New Zealand is not alone in trying to combat racism in neonatal services.
The tobacco industry is targeting a new generation of smokers with sophisticated marketing designed to associate smoking with rebellion, social prestige and attractiveness, researchers from the tobacco control research centre ASPIRE 2025, at the...