World Mental Health Day (WMHD) was celebrated on Monday 10 October with a thought-provoking event at AUT’s North Campus.
The event focussed on the WMHD 2016 theme of psychological and mental health first-aid, highlighting the fact that we each have a role to play in the health of our social networks. A panel of industry-leading speakers talked about how to provide effective psychological first-aid, and the current climate of mental health in New Zealand.
A recent assembly at the Auckland Town Hall has put the spotlight on New Zealand’s cannabis laws. The public event, Start the Conversation, addressed the impact of current cannabis laws on New Zealanders, and called for legislative reform to curb the harm caused by the country’s current approach to drug use.
New research has uncovered that air pollution contributes to around one third of strokes worldwide. The startling findings, published last week in The Lancet Neurology, are the result of work led by Professor Valery Feigin - Director of AUT's National Institute for Stroke and Applied Neurosciences.
It is likely that most working New Zealanders will, at some time, be exposed to workplace bullying, either directly or as observers.
Director of the New Zealand Work Research Institute Professor Tim Bentley says what can sometimes be mistaken for harmless fun can in fact be counterproductive, with the ill-effects often extending way beyond those immediately involved.
Most New Zealanders are now the typical user of the internet. Latest World Internet Project figures show that broadband usage has jumped to over 80 per cent of users, taking Internet presence over a threshold which makes it an established part of most New Zealanders' lives.