Posts Tagged ‘Mental Health’

Humanitarian organisation blames Australia for mental health crisis Comments 0

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

A report which the humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF/ Doctors without Borders) released this week says the island nation of Nauru is facing a mental health crisis. The Indefinite Despair report includes medical data MSF gathered during the past year while it was contracted by the Nauruan government to deliver mental health services. These Read more

Refugee quota increase puts pressure on mental health provider Comments 0

Thursday, November 22nd, 2018

Māngere Refugee Centre’s mental health support service is under pressure as it faces an increase in demand and an expected influx in coming years. While news of the refugee quota increase from 1000 to 1500 in 2020 and the offer to resettle 150 refugees per year from Australian offshore detention has been welcomed by advocates, Read more

St Bernard’s College students raising awareness of mental health Comments 0

Monday, November 19th, 2018
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A group of Year 12 students from Lower Hutt’s St Bernard’s College are spreading only good vibes with their Posi Vibes business. Set up at the start of the school year, five students decided to sell wristbands to raise money and awareness for the Mental Health Foundation. John Balao, 17, Andrew Hislop, 16, Sam McCloy, Read more

Church helping homeless with mental health problems Comments 0

Thursday, October 18th, 2018
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An Auckland church providing housing for the homeless for more than a decade has had an influx of people dealing with poor mental health. Faith Family Baptist Church in Panmure offers a 13-week programme to rehouse people in need. Numeracy and literacy classes and assistance with addiction and health were also included. Church kaumātua Tom Read more

Mental health workers expelled from Nauru Comments 0

Monday, October 15th, 2018
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Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has confirmed it has ceased mental health work with refugees on Nauru after the island’s Government told the organisation it was no longer required. MSF said it was informed on Friday 5 October by the Government of Nauru that it was no longer required and terminated its provision of mental health Read more

Parish nurses upskill in holistic mental health care Comments 0

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Parish and faith community nurses will turn their attention to mental health, youth issues, spirituality and promoting health in Māori contexts at the Faith Community Nursing annual conference to be held at Tauranga’s Holy Trinity Anglican Church. New Zealand Faith Community Nurses Association Board member Rev Faye Davenport, who is a deacon and registered nurse, Read more

Seymour warns about neighbours with mental health issues Comments 0

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Act Party leader and Epsom MP David Seymour has been accused of fuelling prejudice after he sent a letter to constituents warning that tenants in a new housing development could have mental health issues. Seymour stands by the letter, saying that the social housing development had a history of anti-social behaviour and he was “telling Read more

A likely cause of teens’ mental health deterioration Comments 0

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Around 2012, something started going wrong in the lives of teens. In just the five years between 2010 and 2015, the number of U.S. teens who felt useless and joyless – classic symptoms of depression – surged 33 percent in large national surveys. Teen suicide attempts increased 23 percent. Even more troubling, the number of 13- to Read more

Steve Thomson – a good shepherd in more ways than one Comments 0

Monday, October 16th, 2017
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Steve Thomson has been a sheep and beef farmer in the eastern Wairarapa. He is also an Anglican priest. A recent episode of TVNZ’s Country Calendar took a look at his life. Thomson is the parish priest in Tinui. The parish covers a large geographical area stretching from Riversdale Beach, Homewood Road to Whareama and Read more

Pope says psychoanalyst helped him clarify problems Comments 1

Monday, September 4th, 2017

Speculation is rife in the media about why Pope Francis visited a psychoanalyst nearly 40 years ago. He’s not saying – but in a new book based on 12 in-depth interviews with the French sociologist Dominique Wolton, he says the sessions helped him. “In those six months [I visited the psychoanalyst], she really helped me,” Read more