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