Sir John Kirwan Hits The Road On Landmark Drive Across The Country To Change The Course Of Mental Health In Aotearoa

Monday, 4 July 2022, 10:18 amPress Release: Mitey Drive  All Blacks legendSir John Kirwan has hit the road to mark the beginning of his landmark Mitey Drive across Aotearoa to raise funds and awareness for mental health. Sir John will hold eight community events from Auckland to Invercargill to change the course of mental health … Read more

Canterbury Health Says Help Us Help You By Going To The Right Place For Your Health Care Needs

Friday, 1 July 2022, 6:29 pmPress Release: Canterbury DHB Multiple winter illnesses continue to place pressure on our Canterbury health system, with general practices, pharmacies, urgent care facilities and our Emergency Department all stretched to capacity and beyond. Te Whatu Ora, Canterbury is appealing to the public to help take some of the pressure off … Read more

Supervised Toothbrushing Programme Launched In Far North

Friday, 1 July 2022, 3:02 pmPress Release: Te Tai Tokerau In late June, the Northland DHB-supervised tooth brushing programme commenced in the Far North, starting at Pukenui and Pukepoto schools, where our oral health team visited the first of an initial 4,300 children. The total cost per annum to run this Programme is expected to … Read more

New Zealand Medical Journal Saved After Liquidation Threat

Friday, 1 July 2022, 11:57 amPress Release: New Zealand Medical Association I am pleased to announce the New Zealand Medical Journal (NZMJ) has been purchased by the Pasifika Medical Association Group (PMAG), they have ensured the principal scientific journal for the medical profession in New Zealand will keep publishing into the future, said NZMA Board … Read more

Ōtautahi Teenager Unveils First Large-scale Artwork At Mental Health Outpatient Unit

Friday, 1 July 2022, 6:33 amPress Release: Maia Health Foundation A mural showing a colourful, abstract journey of growth and recovery is being unveiled at Ōtautahi’s child and youth mental health outpatient unit. The mural, titledThe Pōhutukawa Pathway and designed by local teenage artist Ella Ward, is being revealed at a ceremony today (Friday 1 … Read more

Cranford Hospice CEO Stepping Down

Friday, 1 July 2022, 6:30 amPress Release: Cranford Hospice Janice Byford-Jones, Chief Executive Officer of Cranford Hospice, is stepping down after 7 years leading the organisation. Joining Cranford Hospice at a pivotal time, Janice has led the successful transfer of governance, services and operations of the organisation from Presbyterian Support East Coast to the newly … Read more

GoodYarn Community Pilot Gears Up For Growth

Friday, 1 July 2022, 6:15 amPress Release: Southern Wellbeing Trust Joint media release from the Head Light Trust and the Southern Wellbeing Trust An innovative peer-delivered community mental health programme aimed at empowering people to stay well is gearing up to grow after being successfully piloted in the Queenstown Lakes District. Since May 2021, the … Read more

Supporting The Alcohol Harm Minimisation Bill Will Save Lives

Friday, 1 July 2022, 5:49 amPress Release: Alcohol Healthwatch Alcohol Healthwatch is thrilled that the reality of thriving communities free from alcohol harm is one step closer now that MP Chlöe Swarbrick’s Private Members’ Bill will proceed to be debated in Parliament. The Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Harm Minimisation) Amendment Bill (the Bill) seeks … Read more

Cautiously Optimistic On The Eve Of Health Reforms

Thursday, 30 June 2022, 12:26 pmPress Release: Federation of Primary Health Tomorrow will see the introduction of the most significant changes to the New Zealand health system in decades. Executive director of the country’s leading primary health organisation, the Federation of Primary Health Aotearoa New Zealand (FPHANZ)Angela Francis, says they support the reforms, addressing workforce … Read more

Babies And Māmā At The Heart Of Community Innovation

Thursday, 30 June 2022, 12:21 pmPress Release: Te Hiringa Hauora Close to $1.5 million is going into nationwide projects to uplift generations of mothers, babies and whānau in the first 1,000 days of a child’s life. The 18 projects include a ‘match-making’ service to pair-up isolated whānau with local aunties, the revival of centuries old … Read more