Innovative northern pilot making mark

A pilot scheme aimed at stemming the damage methamphetamine is causing in Northland has reached the 12-month milestone. Keri Welham reports in the Drug Foundation’s latest Matters of Substance magazine on the Te Ara Oranga pilot and how other communities could use the model that Northland locals hope will be continued.

All on table for mental health probe

Nothing is off the table for the Government's inquiry to find solutions to the country's mental health crisis as it prepares to dive into the crisis of a sector that has been overrun by demand.

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...

New group in CHB provides ‘space for dialogue’ about mental health

A new initiative has been started in the Central Hawke's Bay to provide a space for open discussion about the stress and distress that can lead to suicide or attempted suicide.

“Everyone can make a difference,” says award-winning suicide prevention ambassador

LifeKeepers Supreme Award winner Brian Lowe discusses the challenges of working in the field of suicide preventon and how everyone can help make a difference. By Soumya Bhamidipati

Opinion: Kyle MacDonald – My concerns about Mental Health Awareness Week

Psychotherapist Kyle MacDonald on why he feels "deeply conflicted" about Mental Health Awareness Week.

Waikato Hospital ED mental health presentations up by almost 400 per cent

Mental health cases at one hospital's emergency department have jumped almost 400 per cent in the past five years, with no extra staffing to cope with the demand.

More ‘doing’ not just ‘talking’ therapies needed in mental health

There is an over-emphasis on talking therapies at the cost of ‘doing’ therapies in mental health, argue the country’s occupational therapists. Health Central find out more to mark World Occupational Therapy Day.

More mental health issues being seen at a young age, counsellor says

A Tauranga counsellor says she is seeing increasing levels of anxiety in children and would like counsellors to be brought into primary schools to address the issues earlier.

Lifetime’s work in Māori mental health rewarded

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.


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


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...