NZPS Psychology Week 9-15 November

Press Release – New Zealand Psychological Society

30 October, 2015

New Zealand Psychological Society Psychology Week 9-15 November

The New Zealand Psychological Society is holding its inaugural Psychology Week 9-15 November.The theme of this week is “living life well”. This initiative aims to increase public awareness of how psychology can help people, families/whanau and communities find ways to increase their psychological wellbeing. It also aims to raise awareness of the wide variety of roles that psychologists have in the health, justice, corrections, educational, sport and other sectors.

Psychology Week will feature events involving members of the New Zealand Psychological Society across the country, Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch and Dunedin. These include public lectures, and media articles on a range of issues including:

Positive psychology

The place of rugby in our national psychology

Psychology for a sustainable future

Understanding children

Why people deliberately hurt themselves

Managing cyber-bullying

Mindfulness in a busy world

Managing stress

How psychologists can help you

A full programme of events around the country is available on our website at www.psychology.org.nz

We welcome contact with the media during this week.

ENDS

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