Thursday, June 21, 2018

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There’s no one-size-fits-all solution to homelessness

https://theculturetrip.com/europe/united-kingdom/scotland/articles/a-village-for-the-homeless-is-opening-in-edinburgh/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=share Littlejohn says: ‘There’s no one-size-fits-all solution to homelessness, and what we’re doing at the village is developing a viable alternative to the unsupported, substandard and expensive temporary accommodation models that are prevalent within the homelessness system.’ Michael will be among the first to enter the community. ‘I would like to participate

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Dementia symptoms: Prevent signs of the condition by taking up dance

https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/965675/dementia-signs-symptoms-prevent-dance Speaking to the express.co.uk, the organisation's Medical Director recommended ballroom, tap, ballet, latin and jazz as good dances to prevent dementia. "Select a class that you are going to enjoy and that is within your physical capabilities," she said. "All dance that involves remembering steps and raising the heart rate is recommended." The

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Soon after the ‘external’ assaults by him stopped, the ‘inner’ assaults began

http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/life/104170888/As-a-sexual-abuse-survivor-I-say-to-other-men-get-help Waiting in his parked car towards the end of this awful chapter, I pulled the handbrake so hard I nearly snapped the cable. I had finally found a way to stay 'Stop right there!'. He got the message. But that didn’t resolve the trauma, of course. Soon after the ‘external’ assaults

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What $63 trillion of world #debt looks like

This chart shows what $63 trillion of world #debt looks like https://t.co/PCujVg2ZAx #economics pic.twitter.com/cVMB2bq2yE — World Economic Forum (@wef) May 27, 2018 http://www2.ohchr.org/english/issues/poverty/docs/sforum/spresentations/Nasser_Shraideh.pdf Several observers have long argued that large external debt burden is a major cause of poverty through its effects on economic growth and human development; the Links between external debt

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$100m reserved last year for mental health spending might be put back in the pot

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/101336297/government-confirms-100m-mental-health-initiatives-under-review However Treasury officials and Finance Minister Grant Robertson confirmed to Parliament's Finance and Expenditure Select Committee that the money was there - a briefing Clark was forced to admit he was aware of, in the House last week. The argument revolves around whether the previous Government had formally "appropriated" or funded

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Mental health funding goes backwards under Labour

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/104176279/will-the-inquiry-really-be-the-saviour-of-the-mental-health-system The Government delivered its first Budget last week, and while health was the overall winner, there was little for mental health. The previous government's ring-fenced $100 million for mental health was placed back into the wider pool of health funding. In response to criticism about a lack of funding in Budget

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So being raped can change your whole sense of identity as a man

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-25/men-sexual-assault-and-the-metoo-conversation/9465022?pfmredir=sm Gary Foster, the founder and manager of Living Well, a support service for male survivors of rape and sexual assault, says this has a lot to do with the socialisation of men. "For males, the idea is that you're supposed to be strong, stoic, self-reliant, able to take care of yourself,

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