The longer it takes for people to be restored to their former lives, the more likely health services are going to be required….
I’m a mental health nurse and I know how challenging the role can be at the best of times. So when Canterbury DHB announced that, because of funding cuts being forced on them by the current Government, they may have to cut funding to mental health services I was very worried.
Today is the anniversary of that awful 2011 quake. My thoughts are with the people of Christchurch and with the families of those who were killed. My thoughts are with every person who still bears the scars of the earthquakes, be they physical or mental.
Things are pretty tough in Christchurch and I fear they’re going to get tougher.
I have been talking with some of my Christchurch-based mental health colleagues over the last couple of days and I share their concerns.
Mental health needs
- The anniversary of the February 2011 quake is today. This, along with the recent…
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