On the 9th of February Hamish Coleman-Ross and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club.” We talked with actor, Rob Mokoraka who at his lowest point in 2009, attempted suicide by police shooting. The past decade has seen Mokaraka dedicate himself to his healing journey, from which he wrote “Shot bro, Confessions of a Read more

On the 2nd of February Hamish Coleman-Ross and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club.” We talked about the availability of mental health services in New Zealand and heard from callers on their experiences of accessing help when they’ve needed it in the past, and how services differ between urban and rural areas. With Read more

Green Party Candidate for Epsom Announced

Monday the 3rd of February, 2020 Press Release: Kyle MacDonald The Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand has confirmed that their candidate for the electorate of Epsom, in this years general election, will be Kyle MacDonald. Kyle is a renowned psychotherapist, mental health advocate, columnist and broadcaster with a proven ten year history of advocating Read more

On the 26th of January Hamish Coleman-Ross and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club.” We were joined by Brendon Adams who grew up giving life 110%, until sleep deprivation lead to a manic episode which had him sectioned under the mental health act and committed for 8 weeks. He talked about his expereince Read more

NewstalkZB: Does cannabis affect mental health?

Click here to listen to the interview from the NewstalkZB show “The Weekend Collective on Sunday the 19th January… “2020 will see New Zealanders head to the polls once again – though this time, they won’t just be voting for the Government. One of two referendums on the agenda later this year will see the Read more

The Nutters Club: New Year’s non-resolutions for 2020

On the 19th of January Hamish and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club.” In what was the first show for 2020 we discussed issues that people are looking to tackle within themselves for the new year, and where they might need support in this. With thanks to NZ on Air. To listen to Read more

Cycling for mental health

This is my recent column in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital “Premium” edition every Thursday… Four weeks ago I bought an electric bike. I used to ride a lot, especially commuting to work, but becoming a parent made my own mortality seem a little more real – and precious – so Read more

The danger of alcohol at Christmas

This is my recent column in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital “Premium” edition every Thursday… Ask an Emergency Department doctor which drug causes the biggest problems, and without fail they’ll tell you alcohol, says Kyle MacDonald. ‘Tis the season, to eat drink and be merry. Yet at the same time as Read more

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