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Category Archives: Trauma

Te Pou: Towards restraint-free mental health practice

Te Pou is pleased to launch Towards restraint free mental health practice: Supporting the reduction and prevention of personal restraint in mental health inpatient settings. This resource is the latest in a suite of work aimed at reducing and preventing the use of seclusion and restraint. Services can use this Read more →

Engage Facebook Highlights

Here are a half a dozen recent highlights from our Facebook page. Please LIKE US! Nuggets Kiwi tastes a golden nugget. It’s delicious. Superb animated film about addiction. Writing from the Toi Ora Creative Writers in the ArtWeek zine Toi Ora writers make a splash: writing from Matthew Savage, Liz Higgins, Read more →

World Health Organisation Releases Guidelines on Mental Healthcare After Trauma

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has published some guidelines for health professionals on how to provide care to adults and children following a traumatic event. The document cautions health providers about prescribing benzodiazepines in the month following trauma or loss, sharing research evidence that using benzo’s for acute stress symptoms Read more →

Consultation on Proposal to Change Home-Based Support Services in WDHB Area

C O N S U L T A T I O N ON PROPOSAL TO CHANGE HOME-BASED SUPPORT SERVICES Waitemata District Health Board are proposing to change the current model of care for the provision of Home and Community Support Services funded within the Waitemata District Health Board area. Waitemata District Health Board Read more →

Hikoi for reTHiNK of Mental-Healthcare Choices Arriving in Auckland

One Woman Walking: Hikoi for a Big reTHiNK of Mental Healthcare Choices  Annie Chapman is on a hikoi across the length of the North Island to raise awareness about the need for better mental healthcare choices to be made available to service-users in New Zealand. “I have ceased to be surprised Read more →

Acclaim Otago Launches Independent ACC survey

As a support group for injured people, Acclaim Otago is concerned that there is very little in the way of current and independent data available that accurately describes aspects of an injured person’s experience with ACC. Acclaim Otago’s president, Dr Denise Powell says, “This is especially obvious when talking about Read more →

Documentary about Trauma Release Exercises

Here is a link to a short documentary on TRE and its creator (Dr David Berceli) the last time he was in NZ. Just for your information. https://distrify.com/films/2655-tremors

Survey About Treatment of Sexual Abuse Victims by ACC

ACC “cold blooded” to victims by Off the Couch: Kyle MacDonald on June 18, 2012 This post appeared as an article in the Sunday Star Times on Sunday the 17th of June, 2012: click here for the original A survey around sensitive claims and the treatment of sexual abuse victims Read more →

Nationwide Ministry of Health Resources

for your information and reference – Nationwide resources….provided by Ministry of Health across New Zealand Support and help for individuals Helplines Lifeline 0800 543 354 Lifeline’s Suicide helpline 0508 TAUTOKO Youthline 0800 376 633 Kidsline 0800 543 754 (weekdays 4-6 pm) What’s Up 0800 942 8787 (one to 11 pm 7 days, Read more →

Call for Govt Recognition of Past Abuse in Psychiatric Institutions

Sign the on-line petition: An Acknowledgment of historic injustice against former patients of NZ psychiatric hospitals Between July 2005 and April 2007 a Confidential Forum was held for former In-patients of psychiatric hospitals. Over 400 former patients spoke about their experiences. The final report of the Confidential Forum Te Aiotonga (2007, Read more →