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NGOs and the shifting sands of a competitive marketplace.

By Hitendra Patel  Over the past three decades, government provision of social services has become increasingly decentralised and replaced by non-government organisations on contract (NGOs). A marketplace has been created where multiple providers tender for government contracts to provide social … Continue reading

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Big data. Bigger headache

By Chad Wilson Imagine it’s rubbish day, you’ve taken the trash out and the rubbish man approaches you for your personal information. It is imperative otherwise he cannot provide his service.  What happens next? Do you comply? Give fake information? Or … Continue reading

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Ministry for Vulnerable Children leaves an uncertain taste in the mouth

by Anonymous The opening of the newly formatted Ministry of Vulnerable Children (Oranga Tamariki) has brought uncertainty in the way that it seeks to decrease the abuse of children and young people in Aotearoa New Zealand. One of the key … Continue reading

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Mental health system in New Zealand – Breakdown

By Jasmine Sehgal The Mental Health Foundation (2014), explains how many New Zealanders suffer from several issues like mental disorders, psychological distress, anxiety, depressive disorders etc. One in six adults had been diagnosed with a common mental disorder at some time … Continue reading

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Addressing the ‘Health’ of our Mental Health System

By Leon Reed Here’s the shortest tale you’ll read on the state of our mental health system. Now I can’t tell you what the end entails, or whether it’s happy, sad or something in between. But what I can tell … Continue reading

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Lack of Review, What’s New?

By Alex The government’s refusal to review the mental health sector reflects the neoliberal assumption that everyone has equal access to their services. A recent report by Action Station  shows that more than 90% of service users were frustrated by … Continue reading

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The ways of ‘creating funding’ in social work perspectives.

by Frank Recently, I talked with some social workers who are graduated from our university and working as social workers in New Zealand. From the conversation, I can find that the high frequency word is funding. Likewise, Döbl and Ross … Continue reading

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The broken mental health system of New Zealand

by The Voice of a Social Work Student It is very evident that the mental health system is failing New Zealanders. It is a topic of concern, and thankfully it has started to gain media attention. In 2014 mental health … Continue reading

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Fallout from the Failure of the NZ Mental Health System

By Genii Law The New Zealand mental health system is overloaded, underfunded and nearing a breakdown that would result in catastrophic consequences upon the people who rely upon it.  Please take a moment to think about the background and fallout from … Continue reading

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‘An Ambulance with Three Flat Tyres’: NZ Mental Health System

by Kara Stanford “The system has always been an ambulance at the bottom of the cliff, but now the cliff is higher and the ambulance has three flat tyres. You have to be really fucked up to get any help” … Continue reading

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