Nutters Club: The Resilient Farmer

On the 8th of October Hamish Coleman-Ross and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club." Our guest was award-winning kiwi farmer Doug Avery who shared the importance of hope in his mental health journey. He talked about how he embraced change on the farm and in his life. To listen to the audio of the show, it's Read More >

Should our kids be taught religion in primary school?

This is my column this week in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital edition every Thursday... How do you feel about primary level children receiving Christian teaching at school? Do you know whether or not your children's primary school provides such classes? Recently, opposition to these classes - or Religious Instruction Read More >

Nutters Club: Supporting Loved ones with Addictions

On the 1st of October Hamish Coleman-Ross and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club." We took calls from our listeners about a variety of mental health related topics including E-therapy and how to best support loved-ones with active addictions. To listen to the audio of the show, it's in two parts, click the links Read More >

Is National right about e-therapy for mental health?

This is my column this week in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital edition every Thursday... When National's record on mental health was questioned in the final Leaders Debate before the election, party leader Bill English made the bold claim that e-therapy works as well as face-to-face therapy. But does it Read More >

Conference Keynote: The State of Mental Health

On the 9th of August I was asked to present a keynote speech at the Careerforce Workforce Development Conference, at Te Papa in Wellington. It was a joint keynote with Mike King, on the "State of Mental Health in New Zealand."  Below is the video of the keynote, along with Mikes keynote and the question Read More >

The Nutters Club: Post-election talkback

On the 24th of September Hamish Coleman-Ross and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club." We took calls from our listeners about a wide variety of mental health topics including the election, Seasonal Affective Disorder and panic attacks. To listen to the audio of the show, it's in two parts, click the links below… Read More >

Why you’ll probably vote for the wrong party

This is my column this week in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital edition every Thursday... A certain Bulgarian-Maori friend of mine has some wisdom he trots out when people ignore evidence: "Don't confuse me with the facts". Psychologists call it "confirmation bias". Either way, odds are you're voting for the Read More >

Nutters Club: Robert Read and Male Post Natal Depression

On the 17th of September Hamish Coleman-Ross and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club." After the birth of his son, a suicidal Robert Read was diagnosed with male post natal depression. He shares how he is using his experience to help others through his Suicide Awareness/ Prevention Facebook page. To listen to the Read More >

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