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Helping kids feel a little: Artist Evie Kemp and author Jenny Palmer team up to tackle New Zealand’s mental health stigma

Little people, big feelings

Helping kids feel a little: Artist Evie Kemp and author Jenny Palmer team up to tackle New Zealand’s mental health stigma

It’s no secret that Aotearoa has the highest youth suicide rate in the developed world, with initiatives to solve this being hotly debated. Friends and creative minds Jenny Palmer and Evie Kemp hope their new book, Feel a Little, will lay the groundwork early on teaching the younger generation it’s okay to feel and speak up about their emotions.

No. 8 Re-Wired, re-wired

Innovation guru David Downs is working on a sequel to his field guide to cool Kiwi companies doing cool things, No. 8 Re-Wired. And for this edition, he’s teaming up with Dr. Michelle Dickinson, AKA Nanogirl.

Self Improvement

We talk to Sarah Knight about her new book ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck: How to stop spending time you don’t have doing things you don’t want to do with people you don’t like’, published in New Zealand by Hachette this week.

Publishing

BWB Texts, a prolific series of short books on serious public interest topics published by BWB Books, are finding an increasing general audience, due in part to increased public attention on inequality, the housing crisis and global warming. Henry Oliver talks to Tom Rennie, the publisher of the series, about the public appetite for public issues non-fiction and the future of publishing in New Zealand.