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Youth Mental Health 0800 What's Up w/Ban Al Galani

Youth Mental Health 0800 What's Up w/Ban Al Galani Youth Mental Health 0800 What's Up w/Ban Al Galani, 23.17 MB
Thu 29 Sep 2022

On 21 September 2001, the counselling service 0800 What’s Up answered its very first phone call. They have since have answered close to 1.5 million calls and over 29,000 chats.

The impact of COVID-19 on health, education, and employment uncertainty, as well as the rising costs of living, housing affordability, and other global factors at play means that the world our children and young people are growing up in is full of distressing and difficult challenges.

These issues highlight why services such as 0800 What’s Up are still  crucial to understanding the mental health needs for our young, 21 years on since that very first phone call.

To celebrate 21 years of mental health service, and Mental Health Awareness Week, I spoke to 0800 What’s Up Team Lead Ban Al Galani about their support efforts for our young, and the impact they have made in this time.

The Wire w/ Joe: September 29, 2022

The Wire w/ Joe: September 29, 2022 The Wire w/ Joe: September 29, 2022, 106.76 MB
Thu 29 Sep 2022

This week on The Wire for Rāpare Thursday!

We’ve got our regular segment with Andrew Little brought to us by Tuva’a. He speaks to the Health Minister about Mental Health awareness week and the new funding for Pharmac.

Joe speaks to Professor Karen Waldie, a developmental neuropsychologist from the University of Auckland and research lead for the Growing Up in New Zealand Psychology Domain about this years theme of reconnecting for Mental Health Awareness Week. 

Trishil brings OurActionStation over to the Thursday Wire this week, today we look at the #BusFairCampaign seeking to end privatisation of public transport, he spoke to Louisa Jones from First Union on the matter. Trishil also speaks to Ban-Al Galani 0800 What’s Up about their youth mental health focus over the last 21 years

Finally, we’ve got Frances with the Green Desk. She looks at Reconnecting with nature this week, and spoke with Drew Divehall, the Speak Wellbeing Adviser at the Department of Conservation on the matter.

That's us for this weeks Thursday Wire!

Reconnecting for Mental Health Awareness Week w/ Karen Waldie: September 29, 2022

Reconnecting for Mental Health Awareness Week w/ Karen Waldie: September 29, 2022 Reconnecting for Mental Health Awareness Week w/ Karen Waldie: September 29, 2022, 9.55 MB
Thu 29 Sep 2022

The focus of mental health awareness week on “reconnecting” is timely as research published this year from the Growing Up in New Zealand longitudinal study reveals the importance of connections with family, friends and community for maternal mental health and their children’s development in the early years. Growing up in New Zealand is the largest study of child development in this country and both parental and child mental health are research focus areas.

Joe spoke to Professor Karen Waldie, a developmental neuropsychologist from the University of Auckland and research lead for the Growing Up in New Zealand Psychology Domain, about their work and the importance of reconnecting for Mental Health Awareness Week. 

 

Protests in Iran w/ Dr. Forough Amin: September 28, 2022

Protests in Iran w/ Dr. Forough Amin: September 28, 2022 Forough Amin: September 28, 2022, 21.36 MB
Wed 28 Sep 2022

Cities across Iran have erupted in protests following the death of 22-year old Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini 2 weeks ago.

Amini was arrested by the so-called morality police in Tehran for allegedly breaching the country’s strict modesty laws that require women to wear a hijab.

Authorities claim Amini died of heart failure after she was taken into custody to be quote ‘educated’, however her family claims she was beaten and tortured, before falling into a 3-day coma and eventually succumbing to her injuries.

Iran Human Rights said it had recorded the deaths of 76 protesters across 14 provinces as of Monday, including six women and four children, although it warned that restrictions on the internet placed by the Iranian government were causing delays in reporting.

Emilia spoke to Dr. Forough Amin, founder of Iranian Women in New Zealand.

The United Kingdom’s Currency Crisis w/ Murat Üngör: September 28, 2022

The United Kingdom’s Currency Crisis w/ Murat Üngör: September 28, 2022 The United Kingdom’s Currency Crisis w/ Murat Üngör: September 28, 2022, 28.1 MB
Wed 28 Sep 2022

The new UK government has only been in power for less a month, yet has already found itself in economic and political turmoil following the release of a package of tax cuts and borrowing. 

Newly appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer, Kwasi Kwarteng, released his ‘mini-budget’ last week, prompting a sharp devaluation of the Great British Pound against the greenback. 

The International Monetary Fund today took aim at the package, warning that "large and untargeted fiscal packages" would likely increase inequality in Britain and could undermine monetary policy.

To get more on the currency crisis, as well as how it may impact us in Aotearoa, Emilia spoke to Murat Üngör from the University of Otago.

Eurovision w/ Cameron Adams: September 28, 2022

Eurovision w/ Cameron Adams: September 28, 2022 Eurovision w/ Cameron Adams: September 28, 2022, 22.26 MB
Wed 28 Sep 2022

On this week’s installation of Eurovision, Emilia chats with our European Correspondent Cameron Adams from Berlin about Ukraine, the Italian elections, and wildlife in Europe.

The Wire w/ Emilia: September 28, 2022

The Wire w/ Emilia: September 28, 2022 The Wire w/ Emilia: September 28, 2022, 102.36 MB
Wed 28 Sep 2022

This week on The Wire for Rāapa Wednesday:

Casper speaks to David Seymour about the Christchurch Call and investment in New Zealand in our weekly chat with the ACT Party.

Emilia chats to Dr. Forough Amin about the protests throughout Iran following the death of a 22-year old woman in police custody.

She also speaks to Murat Üngör from the University of Otago about the currency crisis in the United Kingdom and how it could impact us over here.

And finally she chats with our European correspondent Cameron Adams in Eurovision about Ukraine, Italian elections and more.

That's us for the Wednesday Wire! See you next week.

Expel Russian Ambassador w/ Shane Reti: September 27, 2022

Expel Russian Ambassador w/ Shane Reti: September 27, 2022 Expel Russian Ambassador w/ Shane Reti: September 27, 2022, 11.02 MB
Tue 27 Sep 2022

The National party put out a press release last week reiterating their call to expel the Russian ambassador Georgii Zuev.

Foreign affairs minister Nanaia Mahuta says the move to expel Zuev is under active consideration.

For Casper's weekly catchup with National MP Dr Shane Reti they spoke about the potential move to expel the ambassador and why the party believes it should happen.

Netsafe partners with Bodyright w/ Youth Ambassador Andre Fa'aoso: September 27, 2022

Netsafe partners with Bodyright w/ Youth Ambassador Andre Fa'aoso: September 27, 2022 Netsafe partners with Bodyright w/ Youth Ambassador Andre Fa'aoso: September 27, 2022, 19.31 MB
Tue 27 Sep 2022

With Mental Health Awareness Week kicking off, online safety non-profit Netsafe has partnered with Bodyright to promote body positivity and awareness of unrealistic portrayals of the human body in the media.

To discuss the campaign and the message they're hoping to send, Christina spoke to Netsafe's youth ambassador Andre Fa'aoso.

Conservation Mining w/ Catherine Delahunty: September 27, 2022

Conservation Mining w/ Catherine Delahunty: September 27, 2022 Conservation Mining w/ Catherine Delahunty: September 27, 2022, 19.95 MB
Tue 27 Sep 2022

A members bill put forwarded by Green party MP Eugenie Sage that would have prevented further mining on conservation land has failed without support from the Labour party.

Previous Labour party policy was to have no new mining, but they have now proposed a review of DOC land instead of an outright mining prohibition.

Casper spoke to Coromandel Watchdog chair Catherine Delahunty about the bill, why many believed it to be important and how it's failure may contradict Labour’s promises.