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Research: Prepared to Care? (UK) 2013

In preparation for Carers Week 2013 in the United Kingdom, a group of charities set out to explore how much, as a society, they are prepared to care. Through an…

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Body Art: Lasting Memorials in Glass

Auckland glassblower Peter Viesnik (left) creates lasting memories of loved ones. His eye-catching glass crucibles give new meaning to the ad jingle “thousands of luminous spheres”. The Auckland artist’s remembrance…

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Advice: Holiday Questions and Answers

Retired air hostess Sheila Wyeth says good planning can avoid travel headaches in the air and on the ground… and Jan Moss shares tips for those travelling with someone who…

Research: The State of Caregiving (UK) 2013

This research from Carers UK indicates that one in three full-time carers get no practical support. Launched to coincide with its landmark policy conference, the State of Caring 2013 report…

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Having Suicidal Thoughts

Information for family, whanau, friends, and support networks. If you or someone you support has suicidal thoughts, click here  to download the helpful information booklet Having Suicidal Thoughts. Prepared by skylight…

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Mood Disorders: Information for Family and Friends

Mood disorders affect the whole family, not just someone who is experiencing a mental illness. However, friends and families are often left in the dark, struggling to cope and not…

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Supporting Someone Who Has Depression?

Caring for a family or whanau member who has depression can be very hard – and it is important to keep yourself well, especially if you are supporting someone who…

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Research: Cost of Disability Report 2010

This document describes the findings from the Cost of Disability research project conducted by the Disability Resource Centre Auckland, Inc (DRC Auckland) in collaboration with the University of Auckland’s Centre…