Tag Archives: mental health

The mental health social worker

By Sarah Daniel Mental health is a topic of great debate in the current climate, and, if we’re honest, it has been for many years. As a budding social worker interested in engaging in the field of mental health, what … Continue reading

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What could social workers do in China for mental health?

By Ke Mental health issue is more than a medical problem. Newton (1988) sets three factors that contributes to mental disorder. These are predisposing or vulnerability factor (i.e. genetic components and previous mental health history of individual and family), social … Continue reading

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Let’s work together: Older people’s mental health multidisciplinary teams

By PureArrow Every day we’re getting older, wiser, and more knowledgeable and … closer to being able to avoid mental health difficulties. Right? Wrong!  Unfortunately as we age (and yes globally this population is growing rapidly) the risk of having … Continue reading

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The role of social work in New Zealand’s suicide prevention

By Jamie Blundell  The problem Suicide is a growing international public health concern. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates 800,000 deaths per year are due to suicide globally (WHO, 2014 ), a rate which is still increasing. In New Zealand, there … Continue reading

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Increasing Trauma-Informed Care in Youth Justice

By Jane Doe The Youth Justice system in New Zealand is a restorative process which diverts young people from the punitive outcome of conventional criminal justice proceedings. Family group conferences address offending, bringing together young people, whanau, victims and other … Continue reading

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Take a walk in the field of mental health

By Anonymous The practice of social work in the field of mental health is one which continues to fight to enhance the wellbeing of those living with a mental illness. Mental health disorders have been ranked as one of the … Continue reading

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Our people are dying, unhappy and ashamed: Mental Health in NZ

By Abigail Williams The recent release of the annual budget for New Zealand, saw the health budget be given $16.77 billion, with $224 million of that being allocated to mental health (MH) services over the next 4 years. It is … Continue reading

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Suicide: Only one reason why; and we’re failing to respond

By Ellie Suicide has appeared in mainstream media more frequently in the past three months than in the past three years, or at least it feels that way.  Netflix recently premiered their series 13 Reasons Why, sparking both controversy and … 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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