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Petition for counselling in schools backed by NZAC

Friday, 14 June 2019, 12:59 pm | New Zealand Association of Counsellors

The NZ Association of Counsellors (NZAC) is backing a college student’s pleas to government to place counsellors in primary and intermediate schools. More >>

Govt just doesn’t get it!

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 5:07 pm | New Zealand Association of Counsellors

The government has just demonstrated its lack of understanding when it comes to enhancing the mental wellbeing of secondary school students, the NZ Association of Counsellors said. President, Bev Weber, said all the evidence points to the fact that school ... More >>

Resources placement crucial to transforming mental health

Wednesday, 29 May 2019, 2:49 pm | New Zealand Association of Counsellors

Increasing access to publicly funded mental health services is crucial to addressing New Zealand’s wellbeing concerns, but where and when they are applied needs careful consideration. More >>

Another example of NZ lagging in youth mental health

Thursday, 2 May 2019, 1:06 pm | New Zealand Association of Counsellors

How desperate must the situation become for New Zealand’s youth before proper mental health and wellbeing resources are implemented, the NZ Association of Counsellors ask. More >>

Gumboot Friday a day of hope, NZAC says

Friday, 5 April 2019, 3:49 pm | New Zealand Association of Counsellors

Feeling down, sad or depressed is a normal part of life but can be difficult for youth to talk about. More >>

NZ’s Counsellors Association support MHI recommendations

Thursday, 6 December 2018, 7:12 pm | New Zealand Association of Counsellors

The New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC) welcomes the Mental Health Inquiry’s (MHI) recommendations, however they urge government to address urgent need by increasing funding for school guidance counsellors immediately. More >>

MHI leadership team disappointing, NZs Counsellors say

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 4:19 pm | New Zealand Association of Counsellors

With our mental health system receiving the dire attention it deserves, it is concerning and disappointing that those who represent an outdated model are in charge of its rejuvenation. So says the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC) in response ... More >>

Counsellors to play role in potential cross-party group

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 1:40 pm | New Zealand Association of Counsellors

New Zealanders’ mental health is one of the biggest challenges of our generation, and the Counsellors Association is welcoming an invite to help tackle the issue with a cross-party working group. More >>

One great step for LGBTQI acceptance, now it’s NZ’s turn

Wednesday, 4 July 2018, 5:21 pm | New Zealand Association of Counsellors

The Counselling Association is calling on New Zealand to follow in the British government’s example, which yesterday banned gay conversion therapies as part of its LGBT Action Plan. More >>

Time for action on youth, not words, says NZAC

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 4:46 pm | New Zealand Association of Counsellors

The Counselling Association welcomes justice sector science advisor Dr Ian Lambie’s recommendations on reducing youth crime, but is now urging immediate action. More >>

A day that should be on everyone’s calendar

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 3:24 pm | New Zealand Association of Counsellors

Kiwis must treat their mental health like they do their physical health – get a regular check-up. More >>

More guidance counsellors not nurses, NZAC says

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 10:49 am | New Zealand Association of Counsellors

Employing a nurse in every secondary school to address New Zealand’s lamentable youth suicide problem is ignoring and bypassing already existing resources, says the NZ Association of Counsellors (NZAC). More >>

Mental health teams within GP practices a promising start

Monday, 15 May 2017, 3:49 pm | New Zealand Association of Counsellors

The Labour Party’s promise to invest $43 million in areas of high demand for mental health services is being welcomed by the NZ Association of Counsellors (NZAC), albeit cautiously. More >>

Urgent action needed to address Māori depression

Wednesday, 3 May 2017, 9:38 am | New Zealand Association of Counsellors

Failing to diagnose depression in Māori, especially, is nothing new, but illustrates the need for urgent action, says the NZ Association of Counsellors (NZAC). More >>

Collecting data is coercion, says NZAC

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 3:15 pm | New Zealand Association of Counsellors

Coercing the country’s most vulnerable people into sharing personal data in return for receiving assistance fails to ensure they are well cared for, says the NZ Association of Counsellors (NZAC). The Ministry of Social Development’s (MSD) demands for clients’ ... More >>

More in-school support is needed to deal with rape culture

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 10:27 am | New Zealand Association of Counsellors

The NZ Association of Counsellors (NZAC) wants action in schools to prevent one in four girls and one in six boys from experiencing sexual assault in New Zealand. More >>

MSD’s client data collection is a breach of privacy

Friday, 3 March 2017, 9:55 pm | New Zealand Association of Counsellors

Handing over personal details of clients who are seeking help from social services is a breach of their confidentiality, says the NZ Association of Counsellors (NZAC). More >>

Reassess resources for mental health services, says NZAC

Tuesday, 14 February 2017, 10:59 am | New Zealand Association of Counsellors

Reassessing New Zealand’s mental health services from the ground up may alleviate increasing demand, says NZ Association of Counsellors Bev Weber. More >>

Get to grips with tragedies first, prevent it second

Friday, 3 February 2017, 5:50 pm | New Zealand Association of Counsellors

The loss of two young children’s lives points to a ‘missing step’ in New Zealand’s counselling and mental health services, says the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC). More >>

PM's Youth Mental Health Project ‘misses the boat’

Friday, 16 December 2016, 4:59 pm | New Zealand Association of Counsellors

The Youth Mental Health Project may have its benefits on a national level, but the NZ Association of Counsellors (NZAC) is questioning its effectiveness at the coalface. More >>

 

 

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