Media Releases

For all media enqiries please contact Te Ao Māramatanga New Zealand College of Mental Health Nurses president Suzette Poole on or phone 027 510-3995.

The following reports outline the College media activities.

June 2015 - Mental Health – the need to balance the crisis- Nursing perspective by Anne Brebner and Tish Siaosi.

January 2014 - published letter in Christchurch Press, Prioritise health before the interests of business by Daryle Deering.

October 2013 -  Nurses awarded a mental health and addiction credential in primary care

On 11 October 2013, Manaia Health PHO, along with Te Ao Māramatanga New Zealand College of Mental Health Nurses, celebrated the success of eight primary health care nurses who had been on a credentialing pathway for the previous six months.  

September 2011Media Release - Health Indicators for New Zealanders wth Intellectual Disability

April 2011 - TVNZ statement
A Joint statement between the College and NAMHSCA following comments made by Police Association president Greg O'Connor on the TV One Breakfast Show 4th April 2011 about police needing to be routinely armed because of the risk of violence from people with mental illness.