On the 25th of November Hamish Coleman-Ross and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club." We talked with guests Eteuati Ete, and his wife Mele Wendt.  Early in their marriage of 25 years, comedian of The Laughing Samoans Ete, began to act out violently towards his wife.  After he was convicted of assault, Ete decided Read More >

As New Zealanders, why do we hate children so much?

This is my recent column in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital edition every Thursday... People complaining on social media, talkback - or via opinion pieces - about children running amok in cafes, or crying on planes, is one of those topics that keeps sporadically rearing its ugly head. It popped Read More >

On the 18th of November Hamish Coleman-Ross and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club." We talked with guest Matt Shirtcliffe, who after losing his wife to depression, took a particular interest in mental health in the rural sector, speaking to farmers about depression and suicide. With thanks to NZ on Air. To listen Read More >

Why we need to legalise synthetic drugs

This is my recent column in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital edition every Thursday... This week the death toll due to synthetic drugs hit 50 - with coroner Michael Robb calling for a change of approach to users, and easier access to addiction treatment. I refuse to call these drugs Read More >

The Nutters Club: Self-talk and triggers

On the 11th of November Hamish Coleman-Ross and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club." We discussed a variety of mental health related topics with callers, including looking at how we talk to ourselves and what it means to be "triggered". With thanks to NZ on Air. To listen to the audio of the Read More >

This is my recent column in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital edition every Thursday... There are some awful clichés in my profession. Call me cynical but only pregnant women actually have an "inner child". And needing to take some time to "find yourself" makes me wonder: if you're lost, then Read More >

The Nutters Club: Relationship Violence and Men

On the 4th of November Hamish Coleman-Ross and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club." We talked with John who shared his story of domestic abuse by his wife. With thanks to NZ on Air. To listen to the audio of the show, it's in two parts, click the links below… Click here for Read More >

Why you shouldn’t lose your faith in humanity

This is my column this week in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital edition every Thursday... If you spend too much time watching the news, reading the comments online, or on Twitter, it can be easy to feel that the human race is spiralling towards ever more cruelty, selfishness and brutality Read More >

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