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Mental Health Training For Your Staff

Mental Health Training For Your Staff

Mental Health Training For Your Staff In recent weeks there have been some alarming reports regarding the mental health crisis in New Zealand. Anyone can experience poor mental health – it is estimated to impact more than 50% of all New Zealanders at some stage in...
Got the post-holiday blues?

Got the post-holiday blues?

Post-holiday blues are a very real issue for some. Getting back into work mode when you’d much rather be sitting on the beach on holiday can be a bigger challenge than you might expect. The blues can decrease your vitality and wellbeing, and leave you with a feeling...
How to avoid arriving like a zombie!

How to avoid arriving like a zombie!

Seeing Christmas decorations up in the shops, I thought I’d take the liberty of talking about looking after ourselves during the upcoming busy and social time of the year. For some reason in New Zealand, there is a huge ‘cut off’ time at Christmas, as if it has come...
Mental Health and your Team

Mental Health and your Team

Mental health is slowing losing its ‘elephant in the room’ status, with conversations and education helping to acknowledge this common health issue. Only this week Mike Hosking chatted on air to Child Forum chief executive Sarah Alexander about early childhood...
FLU – it’s that time of year again!

FLU – it’s that time of year again!

It always feels a bit unfair to get a cold during summer – we tend to think colds, and especially the flu, are for the winter months only. But even though the temperature may be in the high 20s, we need to be thinking now about our vaccinations to help keep ourselves...
The Ministry of Social Development – Pilot Scheme

The Ministry of Social Development – Pilot Scheme

Around 90,000 young people aged between 18 and 24 years are not in employment, education or training, and the Ministry of Social Development is working with 18,000 of them. Life Care Consultants was awarded a pilot scheme from the Ministry to take a person 18 to 24...
Fire – it will never happen to me

Fire – it will never happen to me

How many times have we heard of a tragic fire, given the victims our sympathy and thought ‘that would never happen to me’? I wonder how many of the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire had thought ‘that would never happen to me’? In New Zealand, in a typical year,...
Resilience and how we can get more of it

Resilience and how we can get more of it

We all know people who crumble when something, which may appear trivial to us, happens to them. It can be tough for them to respond to pressure and the demands of daily life, though we want them to ‘man up’, and to know that things will get better. In short,...
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