West Auckland community garden commemorates Mental Health Week

West Auckland community garden commemorates Mental Health Week

Let nature in, strengthen your wellbeing. That’s the theme for this year’s Mental Health Week. And as Hania Douglas reports, a street in West Auckland is getting behind a community garden to mark the occasion. The idea came from wanting to get to know the neighbours. And led to David Frost and his family offering …

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Labour promises more mental health services

Labour promises more mental health services

Labour’s promising to reach more people suffering from mental health problems if elected to government. Leader Andrew Little’s unveiled a proposed $43 million scheme which would establish eight new mental health teams across the country. Here’s our political reporter Eruera Rerekura. He says mental health is an issue that isn’t really spoken about. But it’s …

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Matauranga Māori utilised for mental well-being

Matauranga Māori utilised for mental well-being

It’s World Mental Health Awareness Day and Maori working in the sector say aspects of matauranga Maori, such as maramataka and reconnecting to the natural environment, strengthens wellbeing. Whatitiri Te Wake has more. This Mental Health Week, communities are connecting with matauranga Maori to strengthen wellbeing. There is wellbeing in the land, there is well-being …

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Suicide prevention group calls for royal inquiry into mental health services

Suicide prevention group calls for royal inquiry into mental health services

A suicide prevention group is calling for a royal inquiry into the country’s mental health services. A 1700 signature petition supporting the bid was presented to parliament today. And as Eruera Rerekura reports, one of the main campaigners has a Maori child who tried to commit suicide. For this woman, suicide is a topic that’s …

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Lack of resources impacting mental health services

Lack of resources impacting mental health services

The Public Health Association Te Pukenga Here Tikanga Mahi says the closure of eight beds at He Puna Waiora Acute Mental Health Unit on the North Shore is just the tip of the iceberg. The association says there is a major shortage of mental health issues, even calling it a crisis. Peata Melbourne spoke to …

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