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...

Steve Gurney on depression: Fake it ’till you make it

Steve Gurney is speaking out about his 20-year battle with depression in a bid to help change the stigma around mental health.

Mental health support workers lodge pay equity claim

A pay equity claim on behalf of mental health support workers will today be lodged with the Employment Relations Authority, reports the New Zealand Herald.

Pharmac confirms primidone to stay the same

Pharmac is pleased to confirm that there will be no change in primidone tablets, a treatment used for the management of seizures and epilepsy. In June Pharmac put out a consultation on the supply of an...

On mission for women’s health

An educational venture directed at women's health and wellbeing was stirred by Waikanae woman Belinda Falconar's own battle with postnatal depression (PND).

Last day for submissions to Mental Health Inquiry

Written submissions to the Mental Health & Addictions Inquiry close today but the Inquiry panel’s face-to-face meetings continue until early July.

Time we did something about men’s mental health

'Some men just aren't massive talkers, full stop. We should all open up and not leave things covered, but if there's something you can do alongside that to make yourself feel better, do it.'

Men’s health: Self-medicating depression with drugs

Plenty of everyday men – and women – turn to alcohol or drugs to ‘self-medicate’ or cope with anxiety and depression. Rachel Helyer Donaldson talks to some New Zealand experts on the issue.

Loneliness and being alone

Loneliness can be a precursor to depression in older people. NICKY DAVIES for her PhD thesis asked older people what they think loneliness actually is. FIONA CASSIE reports on the findings and the take-home messages for nurses working with older people who may be lonely… or just alone.

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...


Opinion: Dr Tracy 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


How intergenerational shifts are impacting healthcare organisations

Sponsored article As younger and more digitally adept physicians and healthcare professionals continue to enter the workforce, older norms are being challenged and digital-driven processes...