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Youth health services provided at school

Pastoral care in schools is increasingly growing and the school health nurse is playing a key role in looking after student health and wellbeing, even going so far as screening for emotional distress.

Aroha’s Way – giving children the tools to understand their mental health

By award-winning New Zealand author Craig Phillips, Aroha's Way is anticipated to be an important contribution to mental health literature. Here, publisher Bex Lipp talks about the journey that led to the book's creation.

How to talk to your kids about: Trauma

The Parenting Place team in Christchurch has a psychologist's age-by-age guide for those affected by Friday's events.

Traumatic incident teams begin helping schools

Following the Christchurch mosque attacks on Friday, the Ministry of Education has Traumatic Incident teams ready to help schools affected, and a range of resources for parents and educators.

Schools ease NZ children’s ‘epidemic of anxiety’

Schools are stepping up to ease an "epidemic of anxiety" among their students, smashing a taboo that teachers shouldn't be social workers.

How to keep students safe online

While teachers do not need to be an expert on social media, being familiar with the technology that young people are using and the challenges they may experience can provide insight and prepare teachers to give students guidance when needed.

New Zealand ranks bottom of developed countries on youth mortality rates

New Zealand has the highest death rate for teenagers and young people among 19 of the world's developed, wealthy countries.

Feeling safe and sound through music therapy

Primary students who began to experience anxiety and stress following a series of earthquakes are learning to build resilience by using music as a release.

Cultural diversity role brings communities together

One Christchurch high school has created a coordinated approach to inclusion by appointing a cultural diversity facilitator to help bring the school’s communities together.

Youth Mental Health: One-size-fits-all approach not working

Schools and communities say the funding for youth mental health initiatives needs to be directed to them directly to so that programmes suit the specific needs of their young people. By Ruby Harfield.
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