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Upskilling to support Wellington’s homeless

A cohort of Kaimahi and Peer Support workers at DCM are set to upskill following a government initiative that has made significant training funding available to the sector.  

Covid-19 lockdowns took toll on our diets

Most people consumed more unhealthy snacks and drinks during New Zealand lockdowns, according to a study led by researchers from the University of Auckland.

Death on the streets: Homeless population dying 30 years younger. Experts warn ‘we can...

WARNING: DISTRESSING CONTENT Homeless New Zealanders are dying 30 years younger than those with a roof over their heads. And the most common killers are heart disease and suicide. That is the "devastating and dehumanising" finding...

No spare change: How charities, buskers and beggars aren’t feeling so festive in our...

Collectors for the Paralympic Games carried donation buckets ahead of the recent Santa parade in Auckland, asking for gold coin donations. Onlookers shrugged them off: "Sorry, no cash on me!"

Xero survey reveals COVID-19-related stress found to be more damaging to employee mental health...

Xero teams with Shift Collab to provide small business advisors and customers with simple, actionable and collaborative mental health training

What if Santa forgot Christmas?

In New Zealand, nearly two thirds of adult New Zealanders have some personal experience with dementia, so chances are, it could even happen to Santa! With millions of children to remember, reindeer to command,...

Proof Chronic Fatigue Syndrome not psychsomatic

University of Otago researchers have “unequivocally proved” – contrary to the long-held belief of some health practitioners – that Myalgic Encephalamyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is not psychosomatic.

Use of controversial restraints varies wildly across the Pacific – Otago-led study reveals

Despite being considered a form of torture, and policies to reduce or abolish it in place, the use of mechanical restraints in psychiatric settings continues, a University of Otago-led study shows. Researchers from Otago, Victoria...

Demand surges for kids’ mind health programme

Demand for a programme aimed at equipping school children with tools to navigate life’s ups and downs has more than doubled in the past three months. Interest in 'Pause Breathe Smile' with Southern Cross has...

Add your voice online to support White Ribbon Day

Today, 25 November, is White Ribbon Day, the international day for the elimination of men’s violence towards women, and we are asking our tāne and wāhine to challenge #outdated ideas about masculinity online.   Gender-based violence...

DR WELLNESS

Opinion: Dr Tracey Chandler – Health pregnancy optimisation tips (for you,...

Whilst pregnancy is an exciting time for most, it does take some planning to keep both you and baby well. Ideally you would see...

Opinion: Hope is the key

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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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