The Counsellors Association is calling for an end to the ‘ambulance at the bottom of the cliff’ approach and a greater focus on early therapeutic intervention instead.
New research shows young men experience four different types of silence following the suicide of a close friend or peer. Dr Chris Bowden discusses his findings and what teachers, schools and others in the school community can do to better support their students.
Chloe Swarbrick says young people are finding it hard to identify when they are experiencing mental health issues.
Secondary school teachers' union PPTA is disappointed that the Ministry failed to include in its offer to secondary teachers a working party to look at staffing levels of school counsellors. However, some counsellors are doubtful another working party would bring about the necessary change.
Teachers are forced to evacuate classrooms for the safety of everyone else while a rampaging child is left to do whatever they choose.
Teachers are going to work sick as schools struggle to find relief staff to cover absences, Bay of Plenty principals say.
South Auckland school kids will be screened for vision conditions this month, thanks to a local charity initiative. Data from the Foundation has found one in three low decile school children has an undiagnosed vision condition.