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Apprentices tackle the world of stigma, discrimination and harm reduction

Industry training organisation for the health and wellbeing sector, Careerforce, has taken on the challenge of supporting workers in this specific sector, via apprenticeships. The marginalised and isolated community of drug users face stigma and...

Children on the autism spectrum and their whānau sought for study

Wellington whānau of children aged 12–54 months on the autism spectrum are being encouraged to be part of a New Zealand-first clinical study. “Most studies using the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) to support children...

Stepping up for people with dementia

Dementia Auckland has made the difficult decision to cancel its Steps for Dementia 5km fundraiser walk on Sunday 14 March due to the latest Level 3 lockdown. This means the organisation has now been unable...

New cochlear implant health promotion campaign

In response to the World Health Organisation’s World Report on Hearing calling for global action on hearing loss to achieve hearing care for all through screening, rehabilitation and communication initiatives, the Pindrop Foundation is running a...

Dementia New Zealand appoints new chief executive

Dementia New Zealand has appointed Scott Arrol to the role of chief executive with chair Jocelyn Weatherall saying, “We are delighted Scott has chosen to join Dementia New Zealand; he brings a wealth of...

New Zealand’s first study of the safety and benefits of puberty blockers called for

For some people, their innate sense of self doesn’t fit with their biological sex. Any distress this causes is particularly heightened during puberty, but medication used to help is controversial. University of Otago, Christchurch, researchers...

Historic voices from Seacliff

Dr Warwick Brunton presents an article of interest to those involved in mental health and to others involved in long-term residential care. Student post-mortems on their exams are inevitable with the findings shared and occasionally...

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Perfectionism, the forgotten addiction

Whilst writing this brings up my perfectionist tendencies, as a mother of three teenagers in the ‘selfie’ generation and a ‘recovering perfectionist’ I feel compelled to write an opinion piece about perfectionism - the...

HealthCare NZ wellbeing service supports all frontline health workers

The response to the community’s latest Covid-19 cases now includes HealthCare NZ’s Frontline Support, a dedicated mental health and wellbeing service to support all frontline healthcare workers nationwide. General Manager Mental Health & Wellbeing, Sean...

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.  
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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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