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Written by Karey Meisner

We all desire and need connection to others. However, that desire brings risk in the form of judgement and rejection. Take a look here at the positive side of technology and how it serves to overcome this...

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Written by Karey Meisner

A big thank-you to MHERC (Mental Health Education Resource Centre) for supporting the recent workshop Managing Compassion Fatigue: A Health Professionals Guide. A good turn-out and a great response to this first time on offer workshop...

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Written by Karey Meisner

Some would say we are living in the age of anxiousness...for those of you who are looking for some resources about how to respond to it, here are a few favorites books of mine. Bev Aisbett's "Living with IT' and Matthew Johnstone's 'Quiet the Mind'... 

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Written by Karey Meisner

For those of you who are local to Christchurch you will particularly aware of the columnist Beck Eleven. She is one of the courageous ones who is willing to put herself and her mental wellbeing challenges into the public arena...Read more here.

Written by Karey Meisner

Recently, GP Denis Dumaine, Optometrist Leesa Stuart, and myself contributed our time to a worthy event; the Men's Health Forum at the Lincoln Events Centre...Lincoln Mens Helth Forum 413227622 1273387196023427 5811116165124805270 oLincoln Mens Health Forum 1

Written by Karey Meisner

It is men's health week this week (June 13-17). To make a conribution to the event, I am - in partnership with MHERC - going to present a workshop called 'Relating Well to Men Who Attend Health Services'. If you want to learn more click here. I hope to see ya!

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Have you recently experienced the loss of a spouse (partner), parent, child, sibling, grandparent, grandchild, or spouse's (partner's) parent? In New Zealand, you have certain entitlements. If you want to know what they are then click on Employment NeNZatWORK header 522x80 1w Zealand to find out.

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If you are looking for some practical and easy ways to maintain a good frame of mind then I would suggest taking note of the New Economic Foundation's (NEC) 'Foresight Project on Mental Capital and Wellbeing' research focussing on the value of implementing five actions into your daily living - connecting, giving, taking notice, continued learning, and being active. Our very own New Zealand Mental Health Foundation actively promotes these actions:

 

 

Written by Karey Meisner

The following is a thought provoking article about anxiety and its origins. The article suggests that the way we are doing things societally is a major contributor. It's hard to ignore what is being said by The Guardian journalist, Will Hutton. The link is here:

Written by Karey Meisner

As a follow-up to last weeks Men's Health Summit in Christchurch, I thought it timely to comment on the emotional/social isolation that middle aged men who come to see me often describe. These men often speak of a lack of friendships with those outside of the primary relationship. And if there is no partner or, alternatively, there is distress in the relationship, the feeling of isolation can be magnified. Although Australian based, this article touches on the subject...