Kiwis are finding it increasingly difficult to manage their personal wellbeing and that of their families, prompting concerns about the potential flow-on effect to children.
A global survey of 15,000 people, conducted by Cigna Insurance, has revealed just half of New Zealanders feel they can take care of their children’s health and wellbeing, with even fewer reporting being able to meet their educational needs.
Prompted by the less-than-favourable results, the insurer’s New Zealand arm is partnering with the Life Education Trust to help support improved mental health education in schools.
To kickstart the partnership, the children’s mental and physical health charity has launched a new evaluation project to gain a better understanding of the daily challenges faced by Kiwi children.
* Mental health intervention…
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