A new website created to provide information about psychosis.
What do you think? See it here
Haven’t listed our support groups though, to see those, please visit our website here
Hi all. We are pleased to say we have a new venue for our Henderson Auckland NZ, support group. Please see our new flier here. Free to come along. Dates are shown for next few 2018 meetings.
Come along and join us. Its a great movie. We would love any volunteers who can help us run the Hearing Voices Network Aotearoa NZ for the coming year. See you there.
We are excited to announce that there will also be a screening in Dunedin of this movie.
We are awaiting the poster.
But for any bookings in the meantime details are as below
7pm Friday April 29th
Dunedin Community House
Corner of Moray Place and Great King Street
Bookings essential as venue holds 50 seats
Contact Grant from Otago Mental Health support Trust on 477 2598 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are the details for the screening in Whangarei also on the 29th April.
There will also be a screening in Dunedin. Poster to follow.
Writer and director PJ Moynihan explores two question: What are we talking about when we talk about “mental illness”? What is truly helpful?
Over a five year period, Healing Voices follows Oryx, Jen, and Dan, all previously diagnosed with serious mental illness. Oryx, Jen, and Dan are each very different personalities but all are articulate, insightful, and fascinating in describing their return journeys from extreme states of consciousness to satisfying human relationships and meaningful work.
Healing Voices is not afraid to discuss aspects of our humanity that routinely terrify many of us, and Moynihan is also not afraid to make his movie fun and joyful—including playful music and animations. What is striking about Healing Voices is its combination of boldness and humility—its boldness challenging political correctness and its humility about its own assertions.
RADIO INTERVIEW HERE
Please see the details of our event at the Pumphouse in Takapuna on the 29th April, on the attached jpeg.
Space is limited so book asap!
There is some great research and results done here in Canterbury NZ by Julia Rucklidge. Using micronutrients for treating children with ADHD and psychosis.
Here is the TED Talk
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. In this critically important talk, clinical psychologist Julia Rucklidge explores a range of scientific research, including her own, showing the significant role played by nutrition in mental health or illness.
Julia J Rucklidge, PhD is a Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. Originally from Toronto, she did her training in neurobiology (McGill) and Clinical Psychology (University of Calgary). Her interests in nutrition and mental illness grew out of her own research showing poor outcomes for children with significant psychiatric illness despite receiving conventional treatments for their conditions. For the last 6 years, she has been investigating the role of micronutrients in the expression of mental illness, specifically ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, anxiety and more recently, stress and PTSD associated with the Canterbury earthquakes.
Here is a more detailed talk here: What if Nutrition Could treat mental Illness
Despite the advent of medications and other therapies over the last 50 years, the rates of mental illness have been on the rise rather than a decline. Over the last decade, scientists have been uncovering an uncomfortable truth: What we eat is affecting our mental health.
In this talk, Prof Rucklidge will discuss the data that shows an alarming picture of food choices serving as risk factors to all kinds of psychiatric problems; she will then introduce the recent paradigm shift of using nutrients to treat these challenges, reviewing the evidence to date. The talk will challenge our current treatment regime for mental disorders and suggest one alternative course of action.