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Innovation leadership award for Waikato DHB chief

By   /  October 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, All news, AM-NC, award, Derek Wright, DJF, eHealth, Health, KB, KB, Mental Health, Mental Health and Addictions, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Innovation leadership award for Waikato DHB chief

Source: Waikato District Health Board Waikato DHB interim chief executive Derek Wright has been awarded the 2018 Leadership in eHealth NZ award. The annual award recognises forward-thinking management, innovation and implementation in New Zealand’s eHealth arena. Candidates were nominated by industry based on their outstanding contribution to eHealth – the use of information and communications […]

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BDS activists reject Israeli fine, raise $33,000 for Gaza stress health

By   /  October 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Charity, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, Gaza, Global, Human Rights, Israel, Israeli occupation, Justice, KB, KB, Mental Health, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Political lawsuits, PTSD, Reports  /  Comments Off on BDS activists reject Israeli fine, raise $33,000 for Gaza stress health

Lorde cancelled her concert in Tel Aviv days after BDS activists appealed to the singer in an open letter. Image: YouTube screenshot Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Two New Zealand activists have raised thousands of dollars through crowdfunding after an Israeli court fined them for their role in singer Lorde cancelling her show in Tel Aviv, […]

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How nature shapes health around the world

By   /  October 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Health, Healthy nature healthy people, KB, Mental Health, mental health awareness, nature, New Zealand Government, Partnerships, Public Sector, Stephen O'Dea award  /  Comments Off on How nature shapes health around the world

Source: Department of Conservation Mental Health Awareness Week runs from 8-14 October. Healthy Nature Healthy People Co-ordinator Helen Gillespie spent time earlier this year discovering how countries around the world are enabling their people to let nature in. Helen was the recipient of the 2017 Stephen O’Dea award which provides professional development opportunities to staff in […]

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Loss of MSF mental health carers from Nauru heightens fears for children

By   /  October 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, children, Doctors Without Borders, Evening Report, Featured, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, Médecins Sans Frontières, Mental Health, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MSF, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, Nauru human rights, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugees, Reports  /  Comments Off on Loss of MSF mental health carers from Nauru heightens fears for children

Doctors Without Borders staff at a display tent during Nauru’s 50th independence celebrations in January. Image: MSF Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Health and human rights advocates fear the mental ill-health of refugees on Nauru could worsen following the Pacific government’s move to scrap a vital support service. Doctors Without Borders (MSF – Médecins Sans Frontières) […]

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SmartHealth highlights the benefits of being mobile

By   /  July 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, Health, HealthTap, Mental Health, Press Release, Public Sector, SmartHealth, Virtual Care, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on SmartHealth highlights the benefits of being mobile

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: SmartHealth highlights the benefits of being mobile Dana Nash – Photo credit The Mercury Bay Informer When tropical Cyclone Cook loomed in April 2017, schools and roads were closed and the Coromandel Peninsula was declared to be in a state of emergency. Community mental […]

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Equal pay for mental health workers

By   /  June 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, Work, & Welfare, equal pay, Green Party, Mental Health, Opposition News, Politics, Unions, Women  /  Comments Off on Equal pay for mental health workers

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Equal pay for mental health workers Today, mental health workers are filing an equal pay claim through their unions. Mental health support workers do important and difficult work in our communities. But because the workforce is largely female, they are not paid enough. It’s wrong […]

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More Kiwis should exercise for mental health

By   /  May 2, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, anxiety, Business, depression, exercise, ExerciseNZ, Make Lemonade Media, Mental Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, Press Release Service, Richard Beddie, Shane Way  /  Comments Off on More Kiwis should exercise for mental health

MIL OSI – Source: MakeLemonade.nz Hamilton – The Exercise Association of New Zealand (ExerciseNZ) says Kiwis with mental health illnesses should be encouraged to exercise but it advises against starting off with extravagant exercise regimes. Mental disorders are the third-leading cause of health loss for New Zealanders (11.1 percent of all health loss), behind only […]

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Urgent plea to address rural mental health issues

By   /  March 31, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Business, health care, Make Lemonade Media, Mental Health, Michelle Thompson, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, Press Release, Press Release Service, RHAANZ, rural health, Wellington  /  Comments Off on Urgent plea to address rural mental health issues

MIL OSI – Wellington – A rural health leader is urging the government to provide equitable funding for people in country areas struggling with mental health and addiction issues. Over the last decade the annual rural suicide rate per 100,000 people is on average 20 to 50 percent higher than the urban suicide rate, Rural […]

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Keeping the mind and body ‘ultra’ healthy

By   /  March 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, Features, Health, Health & Wellbeing, Mental Health, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Keeping the mind and body ‘ultra’ healthy

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Keeping the mind and body ‘ultra’ healthy “I run to keep depression away and to help me function as a normal human being. It takes me to one of my happy places that I can’t go to unless I am running. Off road running […]

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Waikato DHB concludes review into the death of Nicky Stevens

By   /  February 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, Health, Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre, Mental Health, Nicky Stevens, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Waikato DHB concludes review into the death of Nicky Stevens

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Waikato DHB concludes review into the death of Nicky Stevens Waikato District Health Board has concluded the review it commissioned into the death of Nicky Stevens who died after failing to return from unescorted leave from the DHB’s mental health inpatient facility Henry Rongomau […]

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Families request for privacy on Ross Bremner review

By   /  February 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, Health, Mental Health, Press Release, Public Sector, Ross Bremner, Waikato DHB, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Families request for privacy on Ross Bremner review

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Families request for privacy on Ross Bremner review Waikato District Health Board has completed its serious event review into the DHB’s care of Ross Bremner ahead of the tragic events that occurred in October. We have not yet met all the families of Mr […]

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Make exercise the top goal for a happier 2017

By   /  December 28, 2016  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Business, exercise, ExerciseNZ, Health, Make Lemonade Media, Mental Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, Press Release Service, Richard Beddie, Slider, wellbeing, yoga  /  Comments Off on Make exercise the top goal for a happier 2017

MIL OSI – Source: MakeLemonade.nz Christchurch – The Exercise Association of New Zealand (ExerciseNZ) wants people to put their mental wellbeing first when considering New Year’s resolutions and is emphasising how physical activity leads to people being happier and having a healthier state of mind. A total of 14.3 percent of adults in New Zealand exercise […]

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Who’s calling the shots? Bye bye surplus

By   /  November 23, 2016  /  24/7 News, Budget, Green Party, Justice, Justice & Democracy, Mental Health, national government, Opposition News, Politics, prison, surplus, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Who’s calling the shots? Bye bye surplus

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Who’s calling the shots? Bye bye surplus I would love to know who is calling the shots in the National government’s cabinet when it comes to deciding how best to spend taxpayers’ money.  On the evidence of the last few weeks, it definitely isn’t Finance […]

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Discovering your best self to overcome anxiety and depression

By   /  October 17, 2016  /  24/7 News, All news, Health, Mental Health, Press Release, psychology awareness, Public Sector, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Discovering your best self to overcome anxiety and depression

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Discovering your best self to overcome anxiety and depression Problems with anxiety and depression are becoming commonplace in today’s World. The World Health Organisation now calls depression the common cold of mental health problems. In an attempt to help tackle this problem head on […]

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