Why fear is good for kids

This is my column this week in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital edition every Thursday... Being a therapist and a parent is not an easy ride. I know too much about the kinds of awful things people experience in childhood and the ways events can impact us for life. While Read More >

Nutters Club: Silence and secrecy, Bulimia in men

On the 5th of November Hamish Coleman-Ross and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club." Our guest was Luke Chivers.  He talked with us about the rarely discussed topic of males with bulimia and his personal experience with the condition. To listen to the audio of the show, it's in two parts, click the links Read More >

On the 29th of October Hamish Coleman-Ross and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club." Our guest was David Johnson, founder of Anxiety Free International.  He shared how overcoming panic attacks inspired his work to help others experiencing the condition. To listen to the audio of the show, it's in two parts, click the Read More >

What’s really behind our rising anxiety?

This is my column this week in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital edition every Thursday... All work and no play, makes Jack an anxious boy? There is little doubt that anxiety levels are increasing, worldwide. And no faster than in children and young people. And despite what Fox News and Read More >

On the 22nd of October Hamish Coleman-Ross and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club." We discussed the recent #metoo movement around sexual abuse and harassment, and what the final New Zealand election results and a change of Government might mean for the mental health system. To listen to the audio of the show, it's Read More >

Harvey Weinstein and what’s missing from society

This is my column this week in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital edition every Thursday... The recent revelations about Harvey Weinstein's sexual abuse and rape of women in Hollywood and its cover up is deeply shocking. It's also lead to a necessary public conversation about sexual harassment and sexual violence Read More >

Nutters Club: Patti Wicksteed on GROW

On the 15th of October Hamish Coleman-Ross and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club." Our guest was Patti Wicksteed who shares her journey with the organisation GROW. GROW is a volunteer association of people who know they need a stabilising influence to correct a mental, social or spiritual condition in their life and Read More >

The problem with Mental Health Awareness Week

This is my column this week in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital edition every Thursday... Tuesday October the 10th is recognised worldwide as "World Mental Health Day" and this week is Mental Health Awareness Week. I have a problem with Mental Health Awareness Week: It's still not clear to me Read More >

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