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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 >>

NZAC announces its support for mental health review

Tuesday, 13 December 2016, 1:42 pm | New Zealand Association of Counsellors

The People’s Mental Health Review Campaign just received an endorsement from one of the country’s leading counsellor representative bodies. More >>

NZAC backs call for more investment in at-risk youth

Monday, 12 December 2016, 5:11 pm | New Zealand Association of Counsellors

More investment is urgently needed in early intervention if young children are to be properly supported, rather than potentially facing “a future of crime”. More >>

NZAC urges Government to prioritise youth mental health

Friday, 9 December 2016, 9:19 pm | New Zealand Association of Counsellors

News release: NZAC urges Government to prioritise youth mental health Youth mental health should be the Government’s priority in light of Youthline Wellington’s cries for help, says NZ Association of Counsellors (NZAC) president, Bev Weber. The ... More >>

Counsellors concerned over young Cantabrians’ wellbeing

Thursday, 18 February 2016, 4:17 pm | New Zealand Association of Counsellors

Children and young people will be the major victims of the government’s funding cuts to Canterbury’s mental health services, says the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC). More >>

School guidance counsellors’ support needs improving

Tuesday, 13 October 2015, 3:59 pm | New Zealand Association of Counsellors

Students are suffering because of poor resourcing for guidance counselling in secondary schools, says the NZ Association of Counsellors. More >>

Counsellors give during Mental Health Awareness Week

Monday, 5 October 2015, 12:32 pm | New Zealand Association of Counsellors

Counsellors around New Zealand are giving free counselling sessions to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week, 5 - 11 October. More >>

Huge need for school guidance counsellors in schools

Wednesday, 2 September 2015, 2:51 pm | New Zealand Association of Counsellors

Assigning school guidance counsellors to primary and intermediate schools would provide early intervention for children and families and help prevent some of the cases that end up with Child, Youth and Family (CYF), says a prominent school counsellor. More >>

Kids need counselling for addictions

Tuesday, 9 December 2014, 9:31 am | New Zealand Association of Counsellors

Kids need counselling for addictions Drug and alcohol-addicted teens often go without the help they need because of the low number of school guidance counsellors available to support them. “The Health Minister may feel that ‘targets’ are being met, ... More >>

Schools have a role to play in sexual consent education

Monday, 10 November 2014, 10:23 am | New Zealand Association of Counsellors

The New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC) is backing calls for more sexual consent education in schools. President, Robyn McGill, says young people need to learn their rights and responsibilities as early as possible. “While parents have ... More >>

Industry association wants counsellors to be regulated

Friday, 8 August 2014, 3:25 pm | New Zealand Association of Counsellors

The New Zealand Association of Counsellors is pushing for the profession to be appropriately regulated to help boost consumer confidence in the sector. More >>

Closure of Christchurch Agency Helping Abuse Victims

Tuesday, 8 July 2014, 1:55 pm | New Zealand Association of Counsellors

The New Zealand Association of Counsellors has strong concerns about recent changes to government funding criteria which has prompted the closure of a Christchurch sexual violence support service. More >>

Stress still a huge part of people’s lives in Christchurch

Wednesday, 14 May 2014, 3:29 pm | New Zealand Association of Counsellors

The New Zealand Association of Counsellors says stress is actually increasing for many people living in parts of Christchurch, but the government is not doing nearly enough to help. More >>

Criminalisation of cyber bullying not the answer

Thursday, 7 November 2013, 4:38 pm | New Zealand Association of Counsellors

A government proposal to jail cyber bullies over the age of 17 is not the answer, and is hitting the problem at the wrong end, according to New Zealand Association of Counsellors spokesperson Sarah Maindonald. More >>

New Zealand’s most vulnerable young people need more help

Thursday, 3 October 2013, 3:36 pm | New Zealand Association of Counsellors

The New Zealand Association of Counsellors says if the government is serious about wanting to improve the country’s suicide rates it needs to provide more help for vulnerable young people. More >>

Help often unavailable for depressed young Kiwis

Tuesday, 10 September 2013, 11:38 am | New Zealand Association of Counsellors

The New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC) has backed calls for more support for young people dealing with depression. More >>

ERO report on Guidance and Counselling in Schools

Thursday, 1 August 2013, 11:07 am | New Zealand Association of Counsellors

The NZ Association of Counsellors has welcomed the release of a study by the Education Review Office into guidance and counselling in schools. More >>

Big increase in workload for school counsellors

Friday, 28 June 2013, 3:16 pm | New Zealand Association of Counsellors

The New Zealand Association of Counsellors says the ability for troubled students to access school counsellors when they need them is being threatened as demand begins to outstrip supply. More >>

Guidance Counsellors Could Have Averted Northland Lockdown

Wednesday, 12 June 2013, 5:09 pm | New Zealand Association of Counsellors

If trained school counsellors were available in all primary schools the recent case of a seven year old running amok in a Northland school could have been avoided, says the NZ Association of Counsellors (NZAC). More >>

Vulnerable families need counselling support

Thursday, 23 May 2013, 4:47 pm | New Zealand Association of Counsellors

Vulnerable families and children are increasingly being denied access to much-needed counselling services, the New Zealand Association of Counsellors is warning. More >>

 

 

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