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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 >>

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 >>

 

 

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