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Welcome to Self Co.

  Theatrewhack and Auckland Fringe presents Welcome to Self Co, an absurdist comedy from 21st-24th February at Garnet Station. Drawing from their own experience with mental illness director Patrick Graham (Pardon Me Alan Turing & Hippolytus Veiled) and writer and actor Hope Kennedy-Smith (Comedy of…

Maniac (On the Dance Floor)

Anna’s been a bit weird lately. Actually, she’s been a lot weird. She’s suddenly gate-crashing parties, making ridiculous impulse purchases, locking herself in rooms to write the next great Kiwi album – all in less than a week. She feels like she’s on top of…

New focus on student mental health – will it make a difference?

http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ntn/ntn-20171030-0908-new_focus_on_student_mental_health_-_will_it_make_a_difference-02.ogg The government is making moves to ramp up mental health services in New Zealand schools. A pilot programme is being planned to bring counsellors into primary schools, and multidisciplinary mental health teams into secondary schools. Will it make a difference to the country’s dire…

Mental Health Commission to be back with new govt

http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171025-0838-mental_health_commission_to_be_back_with_new_govt-02.ogg Calls to re-establish the Mental Health Commission have been answered by the incoming government. The Mental Health Commission was set up in 1996 to have oversight of mental health services, but was disbanded by the National government in 2012. Labour, New Zealand First and…