What we’ve misunderstood about the kids of Fraser High

This is my column this week in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital edition every Thursday... Confession time: I was a truant. In my final year of school, I was rarely there after lunch on Fridays, never at "study periods" and would just randomly leave school at other times. Attempts to Read More >

On the 23rd of September Hamish Coleman-Ross and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club." We asked callers what's your experience of getting help when you need it through mental health helplines? With thanks to NZ on Air. To listen to the audio of the show, it's in two parts, click the links below… Read More >

What you really need to know about your personality type

This is my column this week in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital edition every Thursday... Whether it be horoscopes, character types or personality tests human beings have always sought to classify people as a way to try and understand ourselves and others. Unsurprisingly, there is a branch of psychology dedicated Read More >

On the 16th of September Hamish Coleman-Ross and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club." We were joined by Radio Producer Tom Thexton, who discussed his experiences with anxiety triggered by personal relationships, and the strategies he has used to manage this including meditation and giving up caffeine. With thanks to NZ on Air. To listen to Read More >

This is my column this week in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital edition every Thursday... There is little question biological sex is one of the bedrocks of our identity. It's generally the first question we ask of new or expectant parents: "Is it a boy or a girl?" Gender has Read More >

The Nutters Club: Depression, my not so silent battle

On the 9th of September Hamish Coleman-Ross and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club." We were joined by Ben Chissell, founder of NZ Fishing Community who talked about his bouts of severe depression and anxiety attacks. With thanks to NZ on Air. To listen to the audio of the show, it's in two parts Read More >

Harry Potter, school expulsions and the nature of evil

This is my column this week in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital edition every Thursday... Having just re-read the Harry Potter books, I was reminded that one of the things I love about them is the way they explore what it means to be "evil." By the end of the Read More >

The Nutters Club: Talking Psychotropics and Father’s Day

On the 2nd of September Hamish Coleman-Ross and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club." We spoke took calls from listeners and talked about antidepressants and other psychotropic pharmaceuticals, as well as also beyond the face of Father's Day and how the celebration might trigger some. With thanks to NZ on Air. To listen to the Read More >

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