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.
Hearing the voices of “stressed” and “overburdened” mental health workers is ‘”very important” to the Mental Health and Addictions Inquiry, says inquiry chair Ron Paterson.
A pilot of placing mental health practitioners in eight Auckland general practice is seeing more than half of patients in need getting same day mental health support.
Experts are perplexed to see the Government’s response to the Mental Health and Addiction Inquiry fail to take a stronger stance on alcohol.
New Health Minister Dr David Clark today opened a new medical centre for a practice he was patient of as a child – but today’s practice has allied health on site and visiting mental health staff.
The Otago Daily Times reports Southern DHB's decided not to go ahead with a recommendation to issue helmets to mental health staff following assaults on nurses.
We all know about the importance of eating fruit and vegetables for a healthy body, but what about a healthy mind? Soumya Bhamidipati talks to University of Otago senior psychology lecturer Dr Tamlin Conner to discover the impact of vegetables and fruit on psychological wellbeing.