Monthly Archives: November, 2017

OUR ‘SHE’LL BE RIGHT’ ATTITUDE IS KILLING US

November 28th, 2017 Posted by Health, Insights No Comment yet

This article originally appeared on Stuff.co.nz on the 13th of November, 2017.

Eighteen months ago, I wrote a story on Stuff Nation about our dangerous perception of mental health and our looming crisis. I am ashamed and saddened that since that story, another 606 Kiwis have taken their own lives. What’s more alarming is that 457 of those are men. That’s 75 per cent and indicative of a sinister problem in our country. (more…)

Health Insurance, Mental Health, NZ, Cover

DOES INSURANCE COVER MENTAL HEALTH?

November 27th, 2017 Posted by Health, Insights No Comment yet

Even if you have no personal or family history of mental health issues, it’s important to be aware that they can affect anyone at any time. Over 700,000 New Zealand adults have been diagnosed with either depression or anxiety at some time in their lives. Seeking treatment is a big part of the road to management or recovery of a mental health condition, but does your insurance cover that? (more…)

Self care, talking, men

HOW DO I TAKE CARE OF MY MENTAL HEALTH?

November 27th, 2017 Posted by Health, Insights No Comment yet

In our previous article, we talked about New Zealand’s mental health crisis, and how to recognise the signs of depression or anxiety. If you are feeling depressed or anxious, here are some self-care tips that may help. (more…)

New Zealand, Mental Health, Alone

WHY DOES NEW ZEALAND HAVE A MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS?

November 27th, 2017 Posted by Health, Insights No Comment yet

There’s no denying that, when it comes to mental health, New Zealand has a major problem. It seems unthinkable that in a country that ranks top ten in the United Nations’ 2017 World Happiness Report, we are struggling so much with depression and other psychological illnesses. (more…)

Stress, Fatigue

HOW TO MANAGE WORK STRESS AND FATIGUE

November 23rd, 2017 Posted by Health, Insights No Comment yet

There’s no denying that in today’s world most of us need to work to survive. While it’s fairly common to experience small levels of stress and anxiety in the workplace, if these feelings continue for long periods of time it can seriously impact your health. Employers and employees need to learn to manage work stress and fatigue and strike a balance that enables them to thrive. (more…)

Men's health

MOVEMBER – WHAT HEALTH CRISIS?

November 22nd, 2017 Posted by Health, Insights No Comment yet

It’s that time of year again – Movember is almost over. As moustaches take over social media, and our lives, we have to ask: what’s this all about?

Movember started in 2003 when Travis Garone and Luke Slattery decided to bring back the mo as a way to fundraise for prostate cancer. From there it has grown into a global movement raising awareness and funds for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s mental health. (more…)