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Posts Tagged ‘Mental Health’

Kids need help earlier

  The demand on mental health services in Canterbury is growing and to keep pace with that need there needs to be a radical rethink in where help is targeted and how that help is funded, says Canterbury District Health Board clinical director of child, adolescent and family mental health Dr Harith Swadi. He talks to reporter Sue (more)

Working with a mental health condition

World Health Organisation (WHO) statistics show that one in four people will experience a mental health condition at some stage in their lives. New Zealanders have self-identified that one in six of us already have. Clearly this is a big number of people and the good news is that most can be effectively treated (especially if addressed (more)

Doctor brings healthy thinking to rural South Island

Emergency room doctor Tom Mulholland is on his way around the South Island, determined to be the ambulance at the top of the cliff for farmers. Susan Sandys reports.  Dr Tom Mulholland has himself survived two life-threatening events – a tsunami and being stabbed. He has also come through a serious bout of depression. In 1994, he was (more)

$20m health package boost

The need for mental health resources in Canterbury has been recognised, with the Government providing the region with a $20 million boost. Health Minister Jonathan Coleman announced yesterday that the Government would provide Canterbury with $20 million over the next three years, in order to increase mental health support. Supporting the (more)

Pressure on youth mental health

Mid Canterbury schools are dealing with students with an increasingly diverse range of mental health issues. And while that is placing considerable strain on school resources, Ashburton College principal Grant McMillan said the options available to deal with affected students had improved significantly. Concerns over the lack of mental (more)

Focus on youth health

Mental health experts are turning their attention to youth in rural communities in the wake of the district’s dairy slump. Methven is set to become a testing ground for a new initiative that aims to provide mental health support for rural youth. With rural communities sometimes missing out on mental health support, and with the added (more)