Posts Tagged ‘young NZers’

Responding to mental health crises through social media

Thursday, August 1st, 2019
mental health

The Online Crisis Intervention programme supports social media users who are experiencing mental health crises. It’s a world-first online project, run out of west-Auckland. “Reaching out for help in a moment of crisis can be hard, ” says Andrew Sutherland. Sutherland is the manager of Live for Tomorrow, a project of Zeal. He says that to assume Read more

I am a library, quiet but filled with knowledge – it’s dumb

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

Listen to the voices of children and young people. This is the challenge issued by the Commissioner for Children and the Schools Trustees Association. “I am a library, quiet but filled with knowledge – it’s dumb [that I’m not asked]”, was just one of the comments made in a survey of young people asking them about Read more

St Bernard’s boys have little enthusiasm for changing our flag

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

If John Key wanted an example of how difficult it is to get Kiwis enthusiastic about the flag debate, he could have a chat with the boys at St Bernard’s College. The Lower Hutt school provided five intelligent and articulate senior boys aware of the push for a new flag. It is a topic they Read more

A voice for young New Zealanders

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Andrew Dean may just turn out to be the voice young New Zealanders have been waiting for. Dean is 26, and stressed by an economy that just does not add up for any but a tiny proportion of 20-somethings. They have student loans to pay off. Houses are beyond their reach. They face low wages, Read more