Psychotherapists and campaigners team up

See: Saturday, 6 June 2015, 11:21 am Press Release: NZ Society of Physiotherapists Psychotherapists and campaigners team up to say no to social bonds for mental health services The New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists have teamed up with grassroots campaigning movement ActionStation to call on the Government to drop new experiments using ‘social bonds’ Read more

The Cost of Caring

Apparently mental health consumers aren’t motivated enough to get back to work, but worry not, private investment funds and profit driven goals are just the stick the chronically lazy nutters need to get them back to the minimum wage grind. The Government this weekend announced (in a fevered moment of neo-liberal euphoria) that they would Read more

Nutters Club: Antenatal Depression

On the 25th of May Mike King and I talked all about antenatal depression  with our guest Andi Brotherston, on the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club”. To listen to the audio of the show, it’s in two parts, click the links below… Click here for The Nutters Club: Sunday 25/05/15 Part 1… Click here for Read more

The Language of Play

So often these days we focus on being productive, that it’s easy to forget that we all started our learning through play. A recent article in the New York Times raised concerns about how many to case on meeting increased focus on structured learning at the cost of unstructured play, and sadly we see the Read more

Sheep, soccer and Relationships (Aotearoa)

Paying hundreds of millions of dollars in bribes to secure World Cup hosting rights is clearly criminal, but I wouldn’t have thought corruption would be so hard to define.  However according to this government a pay off, or “settlement” to make sure rich Saudi businessmen don’t pursue legal action isn’t corruption, merely good business. I Read more

Blaming the victim

A well-recognized dynamic in relationships where violence and abuse happens is that the person doing the abusing blames the victim. It’s a vicious cycle, to feel putdown dis-empowered humiliated and then further attacked when you show emotions and express distress about what is happening to you. Yesterday the Minister for Social Development, Hon. Anne Tolley Read more

The Confident Mind Podcast

Regular readers of this site will be familiar with my side project,  Well last week I launched a re-design of the site along with a free e-book and a new podcast “The Confident Mind“.  Mark and I talked about social anxiety and the podcast on Radio Live today.  (Click here for the interview) Social Read more

Nutters Club: Ngaro Hape

On the 11th of May Mike King and I talked all about depression and burnout with our guest Ngaro Hape, on the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club”.  Ngaro is now working as  Community Support Worker in adult mental health and his was an interesting and inspiring story. To listen to the audio of the show Read more

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