Tag Archives: stigma

Maternity social work: When one becomes two

By A. Rand The recently announced reforms issued by the newly formed Ministry of Vulnerable Children Oranga Tamariki (MVCOT) indicates a strong focus of care that will consist of a child-centred approach, in which the needs of children would be considered … 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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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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Equality for all sexualities

By Stacey Attwood When a child draws a rainbow it is unconsciously associated with happiness. Yet when members of the Rainbow Youth community practice their human rights, it can be so consciously critiqued with notions of judgement and prejudice. 

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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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