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07 Jul 2023

Kids spending one-third of after-school time on screens, study finds

Regulations are urgently needed to protect children from harm in the unregulated...

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31 May 2023

MIHI Bipolar Research team wins prestigious international award

A team from the University of Otago, Christchurch’s, MIHI (Māori and Indigenous...

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11 May 2023

PhD graduand explores the cultural and therapeutic benefits of Māori story telling

Carrie Clifford (Waitaha, Kāti Māmoe, Kāi Tahu) will graduate on Saturday (May 1...

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10 May 2023

Photos give men a voice to discuss mental distress

An innovative research project at the University of Otago, Wellington, is using...

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08 May 2023

Environment impacts mental health of young people – research

Living in areas with high numbers of fast food, alcohol and gambling outlets, ca...

21 Apr 2023

Early learners to benefit from ‘life skills’ programme

A University of Otago-developed programme that teaches self-regulation to presch...

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05 Apr 2023

New findings on the psychological impacts of the Christchurch terrorist attacks

Preliminary findings from a study of the psychological aftermath of the 2019 Chr...

14 Mar 2023

14 March 2023 Adverse outcomes in adulthood for abuse survivors

Victims of childhood sexual abuse are more likely to suffer difficulties across...

02 Feb 2023

Locating for recovery: acute mental health units remain in the shadows

Acute mental health care units remain in the shadows, neither fully integrated i...

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19 Dec 2022

Anxiety control

Dr Joon Kim is aiming to produce the first evidence of how neural circuits in th...

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19 Dec 2022

Connecting physical and mental health

Dr Matthew Jenkins is bringing his background in Physical Education and Psycholo...

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19 Dec 2022

Game-changing therapy

Dr Katie Douglas foresees a day when people will visit a mental health service,...

07 Dec 2022

Simple intervention may encourage accessing of mental health services

Despite being known as a vulnerable group for experiencing poor mental health, t...

05 Aug 2022

Young people ask for help only once

Psychiatrists are concerned young people in Aotearoa New Zealand are missing out...

03 Aug 2022

Sharing memories with toddlers helps their wellbeing into adulthood

How mothers share memories with their children during toddlerhood impacts mental...

01 Aug 2022

Significant step on path to developing Alzheimer’s therapy

A brain protein with high potential to delay or reverse the onset of Alzheimer’s...

21 Jul 2022

21 July 2022 Adventure skills help participants cope with pandemic restrictions

Psychological skills gained while rock climbing and kayaking helped participants...

20 Jul 2022

Better outcomes when police, ambulance and mental health services attend 111 mental health emergencies together

Having emergency services work together to attend mental health emergencies redu...

15 Jul 2022

Acute alcohol use linked to one quarter of New Zealand suicide deaths - study

The authors of a ground-breaking University of Otago, Christchurch study are cal...

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