Wanda’s Story: taking control of her heart health
This story is from the perspective of Wanda, a patient, who in conjunction with her healthcare professional, is using the Taking Control resource to improve her heart health.
How to make stress your friend
Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.
Overcoming Anger and Irritability CD
: Talks with your Therapist.
CD Available in your local library.
This CD is based on the book: Overcoming Anger and Irritability: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques. The CD includes a series of nine talks by clinical psychologist Dr William Davies. It explores how anger and irritability affects us in different ways and sets out effective strategies to reduce feelings of irritability and become less angry.
Diabetes made simpleRecommended by Amy Lowry, WellSouth's Community Dietitian.
“A great summary of what diabetes is, complications that can arise from it, and ways to manage it.”
Relationships: The missing piece of the wellbeing puzzle
Relationships – as much as exercise, a healthy diet and not smoking – are fundamental to our mental health and wellbeing. In the 21st century, people are living longer, often further away from family and with increasingly virtual friendships. But it doesn’t need to be like this.
Video based on the United Kingdom but similar statistics and situation here in New Zealand.
This episode we talk about Men’s Health to coincide with Movember. We interview Lindsay Wright from the Rural Support Trust and WellSouth’s GoodYarn programme. Lindsay helped develop WellSouth’s mental health workshop ‘GoodYarn: helping rural communities talk about mental health.’ Lindsay has had 24 years of experience as a fourth generation farmer from Wendonside and has personally experienced – and beaten – the “down side” of stress. Lindsay joins us to talk about how GoodYarn evolved, his own mental health journey, and what you can to do crack open the topic of mental health.
We also review one of the most popular books in our Books on Prescription programme, which is John Kirwan’s “All Black’s Don’t Cry: A Story of Hope”.
I had a black dog, his name was depression
YouTube video based on the book by Matthew Johnstone. At its worst, depression can be a frightening, debilitating condition. Millions of people around the world live with depression. Many of these individuals and their families are afraid to talk about their struggles, and don't know where to turn for help. However, depression is largely preventable and treatable. Recognizing depression and seeking help is the first and most critical towards recovery.