Mind Matters

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Mind Matters

Almost half of all New Zealanders will experience some form of mental illness during their lives. How can we prevent illness and help those who are unwell?

Editor Naomi Arnold and contributor Danyl Mclauchlan (Headlands: New Stories of Anxiety) will be joined by Green Party MP and mental health advocate Chlöe Swarbrick, to explore what enables recovery, how families can support their loved ones and what changes are needed in our society and culture to enhance wellbeing.

Chaired by Liz Price.

Naomi Arnold is an award-winning journalist and author from Nelson and editor of Headlands: New Stories of Anxiety (2018, Victoria University Press). She spent five years with Fairfax in Nelson as a daily news reporter, columnist and feature writer, and has freelanced full-time since 2014. She covers everything but particularly loves stories that place people at the centre of science, the environment, and outdoor adventure. She writes most regularly for New Zealand Geographic, Wilderness, VetScript and Heritage New Zealand. 

Danyl McLauchlan was born in Wellington in 1974. He studied at Victoria University of Wellington and worked and travelled in Europe, the Middle East and Asia before he returned to Wellington, where he works as a biologist. He is the author of the comic noir novels Unspeakable Secrets of the Aro Valley (VUP, 2013) and Mysterious Mysteries of the Aro Valley (VUP, 2016).

Chlöe Swarbrick cut her political teeth as a 22 year old, running a ground-breaking campaign for election as the Mayor of Auckland in 2016. She is now a Green Party MP, and Aotearoa’s youngest MP in 40 years. She brings to parliament her experience as a law student, journalist, business owner and a community project leader. She is focused on opening up parliament and politics to all New Zealanders, so they can see themselves in it and take part in making Aotearoa a great place for everyone. Chlöe is the Green Party spokesperson on: Education (including Tertiary), Open Government, Sensible Drug Law Reform, Local Government, Arts Culture & Heritage, Small Business, Broadcasting and Youth.

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