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Mental Health and Addiction Workforce Action Plan

In late February the Ministry released the Mental Health and Addiction Workforce Plan 2017–2021 that sets four priority areas to meeting that growing need, including having a workforce that is the "right size and skill mix".

Food for thought: can nutrients nurture better mental health?

When people are suffering from a mental illness, eating healthily often falls by the wayside. But what if nutritional deficiencies are a contributing cause in the first place? Nursing Review talks to psychology professor Julia Rucklidge about the links between nutrition and mental illness.

The nursing blues: are we caring enough for our carers?

Anxiety and depression are expected to be the leading causes of missed work days worldwide in the next five years. International research indicates that nurses already have higher levels of depression and anxiety than the general population. Nursing Review explores the issue.

A day in the life of a police watch-house nurse

Spend a busy day with mental health nurse Steve Howie assessing the steady stream of people who pass through the holding cells of Christchurch Police Station to see whether they have mental health and addiction issues.

‘Legal highs’ and mental health: raising awareness

How can you as a nurse identify and manage risks around NPS in your everyday nursing practice? By David & Bernadette Solomon

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.

Does minding the moment matter?

Is mindfulness clinically effective? Check out this edition’s Critically Appraised Topic (CAT)

Dying unequally: striving for mental health patients to be equally well

Long-term mental health clients die prematurely at up to three times the rate of the rest of the New Zealand population. FIONA CASSIE finds out how nurses have been responding to long-standing calls to improve the physical health of people with long-term mental illness.

A day in the life of a… mental health-credentialed primary health care nurse

6.15am: I leap out of bed and go for a walk ... NOT!  Reality is that I snooze for another 15 minutes then drag myself from my happy place to make a cuppa...  Read on and find out how the rest of the day pans out for primary health care nurse Robynann Dyson.

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Opinion: Hope is the key

In an example of conventional medicine at its worst, a patient of mine recently had her beautiful hope dashed. This inspiring young mum of two...

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