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Joanna Macfarlane, of Massey University, is conducting a Master’s in Psychology thesis looking at New Zealand baby boomers’ attitudes towards seeking professional and preventative help for mental health problems.
The research, which is being funded by the HOPE-Selwyn Foundation, is going well but Ms Macfarlane still needs to hear from men aged between 48 and 68.
For the first time in New Zealand, the research will examine attitudes towards mental health help-seeking within this important segment of New Zealand’s population. If you are male and aged between 48 to 68 please access this anonymous and brief survey
Psychoactive substances, or ‘legal highs’, will become illegal at midnight today, Wednesday 7 May 2014 In New Zealand, after urgent legislation was passed in parliament. Find out what information is available for the addiction sector and wider community in response to the likely increase in concern for people wanting to access support.
People who are concerned about the health effects stemming from the use of psychoactive substances, or withdrawal from, and need confidential advice and support for themselves or someone they know, contact the Alcohol and Drug Helpline, 0800 787 797.
Matua Raki has the following guidelines available free for download.
Managing Your Own Withdrawal: A Guide for People Trying to Stop Using Drugs and or Alcohol
If you are concerned about your own use of psychoactive substances or someone else’s and would like information about how to manage your own withdrawal please download this booklet for some useful tips.
Substance Withdrawal Management: Guidelines for Medical and Nursing Practitioners in Primary Health, Specialist Addiction, Custodial and General Hospital Settings
These guidelines have been approved by the Ministry of Health for health professionals to assist in the appropriate management of withdrawal symptoms from psychoactive substances.
Substance Withdrawal Management: Guidelines for Addiction and Allied Practitioners
These guidelines are approved by the Ministry of Health and provide an overview of the effects of substances, associated withdrawal symptoms and risk assessment and general withdrawal management strategies, for addiction and allied practitioners.