Advocacy and Media

We provide evidence-informed advice to the media and public in an effort to improve the mental health and well-being of infants, children and young people.

Our members have a range of expertise and are happy to be contacted about the following topics:


Resources created and shared by our team


Additional resources

Additional Support for Young People and their Families 

Resources are designed to augment, supplement, or be part of a package of supports for children, young people and their families.

 Hiran Thabrew, Melanie Woodfield, & Marthinus Bekker

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Additional Support for Young People and their Families

Recent advocacy and media statements


Who's boss?

Melanie Woodfield, OhBaby! Summer 2023

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Insights into the mind of a toddler

Melanie Woodfield, OhBaby! Autumn 2022

Rise in self-harm hospitalisations points to growing mental health crisis among young people

Covid anxiety normal, but the kids should really be in school, say experts

Covid-related disruption and impact on children

We need to talk

We need to talk - the long wait for mental health care

Parents' physical punishment of children decreasing, but still common - report


Hiran Thabrew, The Checkup, TVNZ Season 2, Episode 3, 25 February 2021

COVID 19 coronavirus: How to manage anxiety as the country moves to level 2

Coping with worry and anxiety about COVID-19

Man designs app to help prevent youth suicide after dad, brother took own lives