Integrative, Holistic and Ancestral Health – Sarah O’Connor

Karen Faisandier works as a clinical psychologist in Wellington CBD at the Integrative Practice where she incorporates Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), integrative medicine and ancestral knowledge. I asked Karen why she chose to work in this field and she told me that she became interested in psychological theories while learning about childhood development as part…

Election 2017 – NZ First’s Reply

1. What is your party’s vision for the mental health and wellbeing of all people in our country? New Zealand Firsts’ vision for mental health and wellbeing of all people in our country is to provide our citizens with certainty about their healthcare and ensure timely access to quality services. We support calls for a…

Starting a Peer Support Group – Dennis Duerr

REALITIES: How it happened – and is happening Realities is a group that supports people in their experience of their perception of Reality. The group has been running for a year now. The following is the Reality of how it all happened, as perceived by me, Dennis, facilitator of the group. A couple of years…

Election 2017 – The Māori Party’s Reply

Kia ora team, Please see the Māori Party responses below: 1. What is your party’s vision for the mental health and wellbeing of all people in our country? The Māori Party is committed to ensuring all people of New Zealand benefit from a loving, caring and supportive society. We want whānau to be the best…

Election 2017 – The Green Party’s Reply

Tēnā koutou Thank you for your letter dated the 17th of May 2017 regarding the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand’s policy on mental health and the wellbeing of New Zealanders. Below are the responses to your questions. 1. What is your party’s vision for the mental health and wellbeing of all people in our…

There’s An Election Coming – Mad in Aotearoa

Yesterday afternoon (17 May) the following letter was emailed to: jonathan.coleman@parliament.govt.nz david.clark@parliament.govt.nz julieanne.genter@parliament.govt.nz barbara.stewart@parliament.govt.nz marama.fox@parliament.govt.nz peter.dunne@parliament.govt.nz david.seymour@parliament.govt.nz gareth@top.org.nz Kei te rangatira, tēnā koutou MENTAL HEALTH – GENERAL ELECTION We are writing to ask for information about your vision, policies and targets for the mental health and wellbeing of the people of Aotearoa/New Zealand. We will…