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Warning bells as health and social policy ignores Asian mental health

Today is World Mental Health Day and a just-released report says that suicide rates among Asian people appear to be increasing in New Zealand. While death by suicide in the Asian population is relatively...

New mental health and addiction qualifications for 2020

As New Zealand grapples with alarming rates of suicide and addiction, a new offering from Massey University’s College of Health aims to future-proof the education and professional development of those working on the frontline. The...

Supporting Māori communities during Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

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...

New online therapy tool provides mental health support for New Zealanders

The recent Mental Health Inquiry identified that people want choice. It showed that people need help that is accessible. It identified the need for more talking therapies. But as cognitive behavioural therapist Anna Elders says,...

Delivering Mental Health Transformation in New Zealand

Sponsored article Treating mental health in New Zealand is a challenge our healthcare system has experienced for decades. With a large portion of the country - one in six New Zealand adults - having been diagnosed with...

Initial Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission appointed

The Government has announced details of the initial Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission which will play a key role in driving better mental health in New Zealand. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she wants to...

Funding boost for frontline mental health services

The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) is "delighted" with the Government's pledge to inject more money into medical centres nationwide to boost mental health services. The NZMA's endorsement comes after the Prime Minister and Minister...

Family violence and mental health services

The Family Violence Death Review Committee (FVDRC) is calling for mental health and addiction services to act as allies for family violence victims. The FVDRC is an independent committee that reviews and advises the...

More mental health nurses sign up for voluntary bonding

A record number of mental health nurses have applied for a scheme to help reduce shortages in hospitals and communities. The Voluntary Bonding Scheme, which has been running for a decade, had 148 mental health...

Survey reveals depression and bullying in Kiwi workplaces

A wide survey of New Zealand workplaces by researchers from Massey University’s Healthy Work Group has found more than one-quarter of employees feel depressed much of the time and half of workers say their...

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More than just a ‘pill for every ill’

Dr Tracy Chandler (a.k.a. Dr Wellness) says we need to move beyond the current ‘pill for every ill’ model of general practice to a more patient-centred integrative approach.

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