An Australian musician is leading accusations of sexual and indecent assault against one of the world’s most recognisable rap groups, Die Antwoord, claiming to have been raped by a member of the band in 2013. Zheani Sparkes, 26, has filed a police report in Queensland alleging she is aContinue Reading

⁦@TePouNZ⁩ ⁦@MatuaRaki⁩ ⁦@PlatformTrust⁩ ⁦@dapaanz⁩ – thanks to Suzy Stephens for sharing intentional peer support / nice definition! — Robyn shearer (@shearer_robyn) September 3, 2018 In recent years, a steadily increasing volume of data has demonstrated that peer victimization — the clinical term for bullying — impacts hundreds of millions of children and adolescents, with the effects sometimes lasting years and, possibly, decades. The problem is even recognized as a global health challenge byContinue Reading Here’s a surprising answer to the question, what do healthy relationships look like. Healthy, happy couples live most of the time in a state of Positive Paranoia. What is Positive Paranoia? It involves giving your partner the benefit of the doubt when they do something that is disappointing orContinue Reading Male Survivors Aotearoa | Operating Principles Purposeful Always ‘on purpose’: putting male survivors first and always seeking ways to improve their wellbeing. Professional Always ethical, open and honest; acting authentically with integrity and without judgement, always aspiring to the highest standards of professional practice. Collaborative Always collegial: building meaningfulContinue Reading The antidote to fear is action. Movement. Once you move forward, proceed, engage, fear loses its grip on you. It tries really hard to hold on, grasping and clutching at you as you start to shift. You get a little slippery as you fidget a little, settling into theContinue Reading

“This drug policy we had over the last 50 years did not work,” – Luxembourg has called on its EU neighbours to relax their drug laws as its health minister confirmed plans to become the first European country to legalise cannabis production and consumption — Helen Clark Foundation (@HelenClarkFound)Continue Reading When we feel emotionally safe, we feel internally relaxed with a person. Our guard is down and our shields don’t go up when we interact. We feel free to be authentic, which includes expressing our hurts, discontents, and longings without fearing that we’ll be criticized or shamed. According toContinue Reading