Emotional Intelligence in Children

The following article was kindly written and contributed by Susan Craig. Do you find yourself wondering how to encourage your child to express their feelings freely? Kids need to be educated about emotional intelligence to form the basis of...

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Activity for Mental Health

In the realm of physical health physical activity is well established, but the notion of activity for mental health is still lacking. Interestingly, activity plays a much greater role in mental health than physical health, due to how for the...

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Harmful Gambling and Poor Mental Health in New Zealand

“I’d never been to counselling before and felt it was a very special and healing experience.” Tāngata Whaiora/Client Feedback Harmful gambling is a significant social issue in New Zealand, disproportionately impacting Māori, Pasifika and Asian...

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Can Allergies Affect Your Mental Wellbeing?

The following article was kindly written and contributed by Cassie Steele. Health professionals often recommend getting out into the open air to boost your mood, but what happens if your allergies don’t allow you to do so? Seasonal...

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How the Right Music Can Improve Your Mental Health

The following article was kindly written and contributed by Lewis Robinson. Have you ever been in a situation where you feel so overwhelmed that you’re ready to burst, but then you listen to your favourite music and feel better? One of the...

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Can Stress Increase Pregnancy Risks?

It’s normal for all of us to occasionally feel some amount of anxiety and stress – this can be increased when dealing with a pregnancy. Mild to moderate stress is regarded as nonthreatening and worrying about how stressed you are, can even...

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Emotional Effects of Smoking

Whilst most people are aware of the negative physical effects of smoking, the emotional effects of smoking are often overlooked. The emotional effects of smoking are linked to Nicotine and its effect on Dopamine in the brain.  Dopamine is a...

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7 Treatment Strategies for Insomnia

When was the last time that you went to bed at a reasonable hour? Are you pulling all-nighters every other day because of some office project? Or do you spend your nights overthinking small moments and bizarre ideas? Not getting a good night’s...

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