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Health Promotion Agency Launches “Don’t Know? Don’t Drink” Campaign

The Health Promotion Agency launched a new campaign called “Don’t Know? Don’t Drink” on the 14th June. The Campaign, which will run until September, aims to raise awareness about the effects of alcohol during early pregnancy and ultimately reduce rates of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in New Zealand. “Don’t Read more →

Teacher Uses Coping Kete to Theme Static Image Lessons

Engage Aotearoa went to the Far North LifeHack Weekend in mid-2014 and met Ilana Hill, a Year 9 teacher at Taipa Area School with a passion for suicide prevention. She had the idea to use the content in The Coping Kete to get her students talking about coping and at the same time Read more →

Emotional side-effects of antidepressants reported by more than 50% of largest sample surveyed to date

MEDIA RELEASE – UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL – 18.02.2014 A survey of 1829 New Zealanders prescribed antidepressants, the largest sample ever surveyed, has found high rates of emotional and interpersonal adverse effects. The abstract of the paper, just published online in Psychiatry Research, follows: Background: In the context of rapidly increasing antidepressant Read more →

Universal Periodic Review: Do New Zealanders Have Their Human Rights Upheld?

The right to health, to justice, to work, to education, to be free from discrimination: these rights belong to all of us. New Zealand has signed international agreements to uphold these rights, but how well are we actually doing? The Universal Periodic Review is an important opportunity for individuals, NGOs Read more →