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.

Let’s talk about our feelings

Life isn’t easy for everyone. Not all of the time anyway. There are times when some of us are overwhelmed and desperate. Sadly, some of us succumb without ever realizing there is help out there. By Jane McCarroll.

Long waits for mental health care in struggling emergency departments, report finds

Emergency departments are struggling to keep up with the increasing demand for urgent mental health care.

Royals launch new mental health initiative, Shout

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have teamed up with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on a new mental health initiative.

Praise for Piki: Wellington students welcome free mental health support

Tertiary students in the greater Wellington region are pleased to see the expansion of Piki, a free youth mental health support pilot.

Spate of Wellington mental health killings under review by coroner

A spate of killings that occurred over a 15-month period in Wellington are being investigated by a coroner.

Hundreds march to Parliament for teen suicide awareness

Marchers for teen suicide awareness in Wellington this morning pushed through the barriers set up at Parliament to place photos of their loved ones at the top of the steps.

Mental health inquiry report poses more questions than answers

The practicalities of what will change, and how, are no closer to being answered than before the Mental Health and Addiction inquiry panel was convened, says Lyndon Keene.

Aroha’s Way – giving children the tools to understand their mental health

By award-winning New Zealand author Craig Phillips, Aroha's Way is anticipated to be an important contribution to mental health literature. Here, publisher Bex Lipp talks about the journey that led to the book's creation.

Culturally appropriate mental health support in short supply

Mental health professionals with a Muslim background are likely to be in short supply and high demand over the coming weeks.


More than just a ‘pill for every ill’

Dr Tracy Chandler (a.k.a. Dr Wellness) says we need to move beyond the current ‘pill for every ill’ model of general practice to a more patient-centred integrative approach.


“There for me every step of the way”

“Lucky” is not an adjective many people would choose after going through what Barbara Bew experienced.  Yet despite enduring a terrifying domestic assault after...