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Use of controversial restraints varies wildly across the Pacific – Otago-led study reveals

Despite being considered a form of torture, and policies to reduce or abolish it in place, the use of mechanical restraints in psychiatric settings continues, a University of Otago-led study shows. Researchers from Otago, Victoria...

Demand surges for kids’ mind health programme

Demand for a programme aimed at equipping school children with tools to navigate life’s ups and downs has more than doubled in the past three months. Interest in 'Pause Breathe Smile' with Southern Cross has...

Add your voice online to support White Ribbon Day

Today, 25 November, is White Ribbon Day, the international day for the elimination of men’s violence towards women, and we are asking our tāne and wāhine to challenge #outdated ideas about masculinity online.   Gender-based violence...

Significant psychological toll from COVID-19 lockdown

Research published today has confirmed the nationwide Alert Level 4 COVID-19 lockdown had a significant toll on New Zealanders’ wellbeing, especially for younger people – but the results were not all negative. Researchers from the...

Petition calls for ‘crisis level’ adult cochlear implant funding

A petition calling on the Government to adopt a sustainable funding model that reflects demand for cochlear implants has been launched by the Pindrop Foundation, NCIP and SCIP. The petition currently has 3289 signatures...

UNITE to tackle dementia – $3 at a time

Dementia is the next big health and social crisis the world will have to face after COVID-19, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), with numbers set to soar in the coming years. Predicted numbers...

Kiwi kids to get helping hand with managing life’s challenges

A free programme aimed at equipping school children with tools to navigate life’s ups and downs will soon be available to any primary or intermediate school in New Zealand. Southern Cross, New Zealand’s leading independent...

Is New Zealand headed for a healthy future? Southern Cross research puts NZ’s health...

Mental health, cost of living, suicide rates and violence are among the biggest issues keeping Kiwis awake at night, a national health and wellbeing study has found. These are followed closely by concerns about substance abuse,...

Media coverage fostered support for gun control in wake of mosque shootings, study finds

Media coverage of the March 2019 Christchurch mosque shootings contributed to an increase in public support for gun control, a study by researchers at the University of Otago, Wellington, has found. The researchers studied print...

Novel approach enables improved capabilities for autism research in New Zealand

A method for identifying children and young people on the autism spectrum/Takiwātanga using health data within the Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI) has been developed. The A Better Start National Science Challenge’s Big Data method enables...

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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

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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...
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