Rural mental health and Māori statistics grim in Northland

Being young, male, Māori and living in rural Northland could be a prescription for mental illness, according to recent statistics and commentary.

Transformational but no “quick fixes” – Govt’s response to Mental Health Inquiry

The Government today outlined its response to the Mental Health and Addiction Inquiry, saying it will accept or consider 38 of the 40 recommendations.

Doctors warn masculinity forces men into loneliness

As the world reels in the wake of Anthony Bourdain's suicide, experts warn he is just one of many men whose suicides and preceding struggles with mental illness often go overlooked.

Psychiatrists urged to focus on nutrition

Poor nutrition is contributing to the increasing numbers of people suffering mental illness, a large psychiatry conference has been told.

Is social media really hurting your mental health?

We blame friends' posts about weddings, babies and holidays for driving "digital depression" - but is social media really that bad for mental health? A new study that dug deep into how platforms like Facebook, Twitter...

Funding announced for new mental health facility

MidCentral DHB welcomes Government funding of $30m to upgrade the Adult Inpatient Acute Mental Health facility at Palmerston North Hospital. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Minister of Health Dr David Clark announced the funding package...

‘Prisoners get better mental health care than the public’

Claims are being made that mental health patients are more likely to get help in prison than in the public health system.

Mental Health Foundation backs ‘counselling for all’ idea

The Mental Health Foundation says a Government system of partially funding counselling services is stupid.

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.

Warning bells as health and social policy ignores Asian mental health

Today is World Mental Health Day and a just-released report says that suicide rates among Asian people appear to be increasing in New Zealand. While death by suicide in the Asian population is relatively...


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...