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Take It From Us: Challenging Schizophrenia Myths | 11 March 2014

This week on Take It From Us the crew is promoting Schizophrenia Awareness Week (9-15 March 2014). Schizophrenia is potentially the mental illness diagnosis that holds the most stigma. The goal of Schizophrenia Awareness Week is to raise awareness, and to challenge the outdated myths around this condition. Join Take It From Us with guests Claire Cox of Supporting Families in Mental Illness and Philippa Coyle, Mind & Body Consultants on Tuesday the 11th of March 2014.

Listen live on 104.6FM at 12.30pm or online www.planetaudio.org.nz

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Annual Meeting of the Schizophrenia Research Group 30/31 August in Wellington

NZSRG: Sound Evidence, Sound Reasoning, Sound Ethics

The New Zealand Schizophrenia Research Group (NZSRG) has held annual research meetings since 1994. NZSRG has a broad agenda, covering everything from fundamental brain mechanisms and pharmacology, descriptive and qualitative studies, to psychological and social factors, and also service delivery and related matters. NZSRG is loosely affiliated with Supporting Families in Mental Illness. While most of those attending the meetings are themselves researchers, they encourage people from the wider community who are interested in research, including those with their own experience of illness, or who are caregivers, to take part, and present papers.

The forthcoming meeting will take place at Victoria University Wellington (School of Psychology), on 30th/31st August. It is not too late to register for this meeting (up to 24th August). Details of the program, including abstracts for papers to be presented at the meeting can be found on the NZSRG website (www.nzsrg.org.nz), where you can also download the registration form.

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