Sunday, August 19, 2018
Supporting Men > Equality

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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#WhatAboutMe ?

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12035852 For some male victims of sexual assault and abuse, #MeToo can feel more like #WhatAboutMe? They admire the women speaking out about traumatic experiences as assault and harassment victims, but wonder if men with similar scars will ever receive a comparable level of public empathy and understanding. Multiple studies have concluded that

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Massage industry: putting pressure on human trafficking

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12021043 Foley said although New Zealand legislation specifically excluded migrants on temporary visas from lawfully providing commercial sexual services, they could be granted visas to work as massage therapists. Massage therapists required a skill level 2 position, so applicants needed either a level 5 qualification or three years' relevant experience to be

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Jimmy Carter and holding leaders to a high standard

http://time.com/5216747/jimmy-carter-stormy-daniels-donald-trump/ Former President Jimmy Carter is speaking out about President Donald Trump’s thorny legal battle with porn star Stormy Daniels – which he believes will have both personal and political repercussions. Speaking with CBS News’ Norah O’Donnell – who said she was “almost embarrassed to ask the questions” – Carter, 93, said

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Police suicide callouts are increasing by about 9 per cent every year

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/99735922/a-growing-emergency-why-are-cops-looking-after-mental-health-patients-in-crisis The statistics are clear. Police suicide callouts are increasing by about 9 per cent every year, while 111 calls for the next tier of mental distress rose by 77 per cent between 2009 and 2016. Canterbury experienced the lowest call increase, at 29 per cent, while in the Tasman region

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Meditation does not make you a better person

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/02/05/meditation-does-not-make-better-person-study-finds/ "We did not find that meditation had any negative effects, however the good impacts can be compared to a placebo effect. “A person may have the expectation of becoming a better person through meditating, and may believe that to be the case - but in fact this has not been proven.”

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Diversity: Auckland woman who makes 4000 dumplings a day

Meet the Auckland woman who makes 4000 dumplings a day https://t.co/gRdflo0UuR #NewshubReboot pic.twitter.com/aBR7He9fE5 — Newshub Features (@NewshubFeatures) December 28, 2017 By 2038, Asians will become New Zealand's second-largest ethnic group, surpassing both Pacific Islanders and Māori. They bring with them a rich culture and cuisine that owner Ping Xiao says Kiwi customers

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Ultimately, though, she hopes there’ll be no need for a Disability Rights Commissioner.

Paula Tesoriero - fighting for equality https://t.co/Gw4ziYJFy1— NZ Human Rights Commission (@NZHumanRights) December 16, 2017 The role of Disability Rights Commissioner was one she was destined for, she says. Growing up with a disability in New Zealand, her journey as a paralympic athlete, her engagement with disability organisations, and her legal

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