Mental health providers are encouraged to put forward innovative bids to run a pilot programme to provide free counselling for 18 to 25 year olds as part of new Government initiative.
A major cause of New Zealand’s high rates of obesity has been mapped in a world-first study.
With many student counsellors now leaving the profession, the need for better resourcing and support has never been more acute. New guidelines aimed at supporting secondary school counsellors, however, have been found wanting. Rachel Helyer Donaldson reports.
With an increasing number of Year 1 to 8 children with depression, severe anxiety and a tendency for self-harm, the need for counsellors in primary and intermediates schools has never been higher. By Rachel Helyer Donaldson.
New study shows that the KickStart Breakfast programme making a difference to children’s health.
Our approach to reading in New Zealand assumes children come to school with “white, middle-class experiences” and we need to take a good hard look at how we structure literacy learning. By Anna Clements.
What makes Kiwi kids more likely to walk to school?
Bites and scratches drawing blood, hearing loss due to excessive noise and staff taking antidepressants to cope is the reality for early childhood sector.
Damning research from the OECD tells us that New Zealand’s most disadvantaged students struggle academically more than their overseas counterparts. Why are we no closer to understanding the correlation between socio-economic status and student achievement? Is it time to stop labelling and comparing our tamariki? Is it time to shift our focus to the many unique stories of student success that look beyond mere test results? By JUDE BARBACK.