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New research is showing that the longer people stay in isolation, the more pronounced...

Stressors identified included length of self-isolation, fear of infection, frustration, boredom, inadequate supplies and financial loss. As a result, many people experienced insomnia, irritability, depression and anxiety, with some people developing post-traumatic stress disorder. If...

COVID-19 highlights new zealand’s urgent need for ‘health on demand’ digital health and wellbeing...

Offering a range of wellbeing services, ‘Ignite Aotearoa’ centres on an all-in-one online platform of curated health and wellbeing content. In the face of isolation, the site provided a free, early platform for essential...

University of Otago calling for survey participants for study on lockdown life

Researchers from the University of Otago’s Department of Psychology are urgently seeking participants for research into life under the lockdown imposed in response to Covid-19. Participants would be required to take a 15 minute...

Extended lock-down could create additional risks for older people’s health

Loneliness and social isolation due to an extended lock-down could increase the mental and physical vulnerabilities of the more than 400,000 New Zealanders aged over 70, an elder care expert warns. Dr Hamish Jamieson is...

Making It Out Of The Great Kiwi Lockdown With Sanity Intact

Mōrena apartment dwellers. How’s it going in your oasis of calm two days in to the great Kiwi lockdown? Those four walls that shut the world out are now shutting you….in. But stay calm, help...

Family violence tipped to rise; help services available 24/7

Family violence services will still not be limited to those in need during the lockdown - and advocates are imploring people and employers to look out for those who might be at risk. The national...

Taking Care of Your Mental Health While Self-Isolating

It’s normal to feel stressed and anxious when times are uncertain. COVID-19 has taken the world by storm, and with rapid updates it can make you feel like wanting to push the panic button...

Novel approach enables improved capabilities for mental health research and evaluation in New Zealand

A Better Start National Science Challenge researchers, Nicholas Bowden, and co-authors from the Big Data and Resilient Teens research teams have developed a new and useful method for identifying and better understanding mental health...

‘Lonely in a crowd’ can reduce brain function

And emotional loneliness is actually a bigger risk factor than depression, heart disease, diabetes and stroke for cognitive decline, she found. Dr Whitehouse, who graduated with Doctor of Clinical Psychology from Massey University last month,...

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Loneliness

What factor has the same health risk as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, is as lethal as alcoholism, is twice as harmful as obesity, is associated with a 30 percent increased risk of having...

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Opinion: Hope is the key

In an example of conventional medicine at its worst, a patient of mine recently had her beautiful hope dashed. This inspiring young mum of two...

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Psychological support for the wellbeing of Frontline healthcare workers during the...

Sponsored article chnnl (pronounced channel), an app which anonymously tracks employee mental wellbeing, is helping healthcare providers across New Zealand provide psychological support for the...
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