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Keeping up relationships with others, by Tricia Hendry

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Having good relationships with others is important for our wellbeing. So how can we keep up relationships with people we like and enjoy? The responsibilities and time demands of a caring role can mean less time is made for socialising. For our own wellbeing’s sake, how can we avoid becoming socially isolated, or lonely?

CALM – Computer Assisted Learning for the Mind

The University of Auckland have created CALM.

A website which can be used as a motivational tool for students struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, relationships and other factors that can contribute to poor study practices.

Exercise: An Outlet for Carers

David Cohen writes about squash.

It has been called the healthiest sport in the world. And it’s a social activity.

That’s how I first became aware of just how many carers gravitate to it. During the inevitable post-match analyses their stories tumble out like so many powerful cross-court volleys.

The company manager now looking after a father afflicted with Alzheimer’s.

An IT guy whose wife lives with cancer.

Parents of special needs kids like mine.

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Advice: Choosing + Managing Support Staff

More New Zealanders who have extra needs are choosing their own support staff to help them live independently at home. Rhett Brown, regular Family Care columnist and motivational speaker, shares…

Advice: Keep Tempers Cool Over Summer!

Summer is a wonderful time with lots of sun, visits to the beach, BBQs, and family gatherings. But often our family get-togethers don’t quite go as planned, resulting in frayed…

Help + Information from the Cancer Society of NZ

The website of the Cancer Society is an important source of information for New Zealanders affected by cancer and their families and close friends. The Society provides information about types…

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Carer Story: Roses and Silverbeet Among the Daisies

Enjoying flowers from their garden is an everyday treat for Dame Kate and Miranda Harcourt – literally, because a vibrant garden is a central part of their Wellington home, and…

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