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 >

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 >

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