Election 2014: Mental Health Policies

This post first appeared as a guest blog on the Public Address blog site.  It has been updated to include the policies of NZ First and the National Party         Click here for the original post… Health funding is tricky.  Politically it’s often about robbing Peter to pay Paul, and my experience of working in the Read more

What’s normal?

In my line of work I’m often asked by people, is this normal?  Mostly I’ve tended to suggest that I may not be the best person to ask, and joke that being a therapist can give one a skewed sense of normal.  But increasingly, I don’t think it does.  I think it gives you a Read more

Nutters Club: Consent

Last Sunday I was guest host on Mike King’s Radio ZB show the Nutters Club, and our very special guest was 2007 New Zealander of the Year and Rape Prevention Education Survivor Advocate, Louise Nicholas.  Louise talked openly about her own experiences of sexual violence (trigger warning) and how she recovered with the support of Read more

Men and women are from Earth

I never much liked John Gray’s now famous book “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus”.  I understand that it has been helpful to many, in the way it enables people to accept and work with differences.  I’m also sure it has helped many people’s relationships.  But I’ve always felt it’s core premise  is Read more

Sunday Social

So just in case you haven’t had enough of me talking about social media, sex, dating and relationships, I was on Vaughn Davis’s Radio Live show “Sunday Social” today with the head of Find Someone Louise Compagnone, and the Digital Social Marketing Co-ordinator of the New Zealand Aids Foundation Campaign “Love your Condom,” Trak Gray Read more

Finding someone

Online dating has always had a bit of a bad reputation, sort of seen as more of a dingy singles bar, than a sophisticated dinner party.  But over recent years that has really changed.  Odds are you know someone who is either currently online dating, or is in a relationship with someone they met online.  Read more

#SMCAKL: Social Media and Sex

Last week I was lucky enough to be invited to be a guest on the panel for the Social Media Club Auckland (#SMCAKL)’s monthly event.  The topic up for discussion was Social Media and Sex: “Sex, dating and ‘hook ups’ are nothing new. But when you add social media and gamification apps like Tinder and Read more

Not mental

I suspect I’m preaching to the converted, but in case his stance on smacking wasn’t enough to convince you to not vote for Colin Craig and the Conservative Party, I’ve found another one. Stigma (Defn): a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person. “the stigma of mental disorder” It seems that Read more

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