I am so grateful for the VIP in NZ facebook group for keeping everyone informed regarding parliament and time frames for parliamentary submissions. They are also great at encouraging people to write to their MPs.

If you are interested in submitting your own letter, here is my draft based on their recent sample letter.

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We don't treat anxiety as speech-language therapists, that is beyond our scope of practice, but it can help to feel confident about how to respond when you see anxiety in a student or client. There is also a lot we all can inadvertently do that will add to the anxiety the person is feeling, which i...

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