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Screens and Teens - Relax!

John Cowan for the Parenting Place joined Andrew by phone to talk about new research into screen time for teens, and how perhaps the negative effects of it is not as bad as we may think.

photo credit: theparentingplace.com

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Mid Winter Christmas

It's that time of year where the Christmas tinsel comes out of storage and families plan for some mid winter fun.  With the shortest day just past Sophie Gray the Destitute Gourmet joined Andrew by phone to talk about some how-to's when it comes to mid winter Christmas celebrations.

photo credit: destitute gourmet

 

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Journey with daughter who does not want to live

Tom and Joy chat with Penny Mulvey who shares the reality of caring for a daughter who suffers from anxiety and depression. 

Read Penny's original blog post here

Where to get help
If you are worried about your or someone else's mental health, the best place to get help is your GP or local mental health provider. However, if you or someone else is in danger or endangering others, call police immediately on 111.

OR IF YOU NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE ELSE:

• 0800 543 354 (0800 LIFELINE) or free text 4357 (HELP) (available 24/7)
https://www.lifeline.org.nz/services/suicide-crisis-helpline
• YOUTHLINE: 0800 376 633
• NEED TO TALK? Free call or text 1737 (available 24/7)
• KIDSLINE: 0800 543 754 (available 24/7)
• WHATSUP: 0800 942 8787 (1pm to 11pm)
• DEPRESSION HELPLINE: 0800 111 757 or TEXT 4202

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Hitting the Reset Button

 The Rev. Frank Ritchie joined Andrew in the studio to talk about the ups and downs with his journey through lockdown, and his decision to now hit the reset button.

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Disability Awareness Sunday

Disability Awareness Sunday (DAS) is coming  up this weekend, an opportunity for Churches to be intentional about disability awareness and to celebrate and encourage people with disabilities in their gifts and ministries.  Di Willis from Elevate Christian Disability Trust joined Andrew on the show to talk about the day.

 

 

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