Media Initiated Stories

18/08/2021, NZ Herald, Opinion raise the ratio of school counsellors.

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/christine-macfarlane-raising-the-ratio-of-school-counsellors/JLOAB7ADRHUP5A4V3P2ZLTWCXM/

10/08/21, Stuff, Dealing with young peoples grief a complicated situation.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/300379065/nathan-wallis-dealing-with-young-peoples-grief-a-complicated-situation 

20/06/2021, Stuff,Viral tiktok video exposes failures at free 1737 mental health helpline.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/125457027/viral-tiktok-video-exposes-failures-at-free-1737-mental-health-helpline

20/06/2021, NZ Herald, Mental distress biggest workplace issue.

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/mental-distress-biggest-health-issue-as-workplace-anxiety-and-stress-counselling-climbs/P3ETBKIZEWSJ2ETJO2VPMJCTTI/

10/06/2021, NZ Herald, Mental Health: Children desperate for counselling, schools pick up the tab.

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/mental-health-children-desperate-for-counselling-as-schools-pick-up-the-tab/IA5UFO63MZHLEVWYOQOBTZ7DLQ/ 

23/04/21, Stuff, Demand for youth mental health services at crisis point.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/124833530/demand-for-youth-mental-health-services-at-crisis-point

25/03/2021, NZ Herald, Covid-19 coronavirus one year on.

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/covid-19-coronavirus-one-year-on-from-new-zealands-unprecedented-move-into-full-lockdown/LMCXYZXAHXSP44IGBWN6P24HKQ/

10/10/20, Stuff, Waiting lists 'through the roof' for Canterbury teens needing mental health help.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/122995290/waiting-lists-through-the-roof-for-canterbury-teens-needing-mental-health-help 

20/8/2020, The AM Show, TV3 - Counsellors call for more funding as demand spikes during COVID-19 pandemic. 

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/08/counsellors-call-for-more-funding-as-demand-spikes-during-covid-19-pandemic.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

16/08/2020, Stuff - The myth and Curse of Female Perfection  

https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/life/300066834/the-myth-and-the-curse-of-female-perfection

31/07/2020,TV One News - Funding announcement for counselling for primary and intermediate schools. https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/primary-students-access-counselling-through-school-first-time

TVNZ One News - NZAC/MoE Research and counselling in schools https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/school-counsellors-call-more-funding-increased-staffing-demand-surges-post-lockdown?fbclid=IwAR0y1wvEQIY09OGuhgnU9cSMeCCkz6XvROzmUsHSgoZWY7zhOygMcC4yPao

Consumer Magazine – https://www.consumer.org.nz/articles/how-to-find-a-therapist

30/03/2020, Stuff, Lack or routine can lead to aggression 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/120657176/lack-of-routine-and-control-can-lead-to-aggression-counsellor-says

22/02/2020: Young people's internet use concerning https://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/life/119335208/young-peoples-internet-use-concerning-experts-say

7/03/2020: NZ Herald – Smartphone Addiction https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12309825

28/02/2020 - NZ Herald – Changes and shortages with anti-depressant fluoxetine https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12312057

22/02/2020: Timaru Herald – youth access to self-harm material online https://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/life/119335208/young-peoples-internet-use-concerning-experts-say

18/02/2020: Whakatane Beacon – increase in mental health call outs for St John Ambulance in the Eastern Bay area https://thebeacon.co.nz/2020/02/mental-health-call-outs-up-70/?fbclid=IwAR3C8WFw0_5amaYW01bFWLMWyRqy2XMuLcHln-hPwpWEv9KuS2Br6wFN7HM  

28/01/2020: NZ Herald – young people and social media -  https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12303685

27/01/2020: NZ Herald social media and young people -https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12302609

15/12/2019: NZ Herald – Christmas and consumerism https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12292792

13/11/2019: Waikato Times and Stuff – need for qualified counsellors in high schools https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/117047963/principals-plea-for-more-trained-counsellors-in-secondary-schools

6/11/2019: Radio NZ interview on self-harm -https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/402623/rising-rates-of-youth-hospitalised-after-self-harming

6/11/2019: Otago Daily Times, Increased youth self-harming - https://www.odt.co.nz/star-news/star-national/rising-rates-youth-hospitalised-after-self-harming

1/11/2019: Radio NZ – gumboot campaign and SGC caseloads https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/checkpoint/audio/2018720364/school-counsellor-caseloads-dangerous-association

31/10/2019: Gumboot Fund not sustainable https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/117014807/mike-kings-gumboot-fund-counselling-scheme-not-sustainable-counsellors-say

29/10/2019: TV One interview Counsellor shortage - https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/principals-urgent-plea-more-trained-counsellors-help-high-school-students?auto=6098645320001

21/09/2019: NZ City - More counsellors in schools https://home.nzcity.co.nz/news/article.aspx?id=297948

16/09/2019: Stuff, Timaru Herald - https://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/115689105/stress-bigger-concern-than-alcohol-for-south-canterbury-young-people-survey-reveals?fbclid=IwAR04KkKPL32bLsqJ8gCDAgL7QmLlR-h-MsDNvDa44G_5Pfkn5KqVdkBvgus

20/08/2019: Listener Anxiety and young people - https://www.noted.co.nz/currently/currently-social-issues/anxious-why-kids-need-to-know-its-ok-to-be-average

28/03/2019:  News TV1 - Ignore society’s ‘unhelpful grieving rules’ in wake of Christchurch terrorist attack, counsellor says https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/ignore-society-s-unhelpful-grieving-rules-in-wake-christchurch-terrorist-attack-counsellor-says 

20/03/2019, NZ Herald, Christchurch mosque shooting culturally appropriate mental health support

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/christchurch-mosque-shooting-culturally-appropriate-mental-health-support-in-short-supply/5P7F7GD2XAQI5QXMY3WDWI7744/