http://www.survivor-research.com/component/content/article/24-highlights/publications/99-the-freedom-to-be-the-chance-to-dream A study examining the importance of preserving the values and ethos of user-led peer support and self-help in the context of new policies to professionalise peer support. There is a renewed acknowledgement of the role of peer support in mental health with new government policies calling for the appointmentContinue Reading

7:30 – 9:30 pm 2nd & 4th Mondays 11 Edmonton Rd, Henderson, Auckland 0612 09 889 2553 or 021 174 9252 bruce.irvine@betterblokes.org.nz Before attending a peer support group contact a Better Blokes facilitator to complete induction to the group.

http://bit.ly/2yVaIzF New research suggests that cannabis users tend to be more likely to forget to remember to perform tasks when facing stressful conditions. The findings have been published in the journal Psychopharmacology. “We were interested in this topic because trends toward the legalization of cannabis in North America have increasedContinue Reading

https://www.abuseinstatecare.royalcommission.govt.nz/News-First-procedural-hearing-explained?opendocument&fbclid=IwAR0EAaPxzdHGsLZfUULKc8cHTGRXmwB8DEPN4285SXCODTr4aZ0myBGvl5E The first Procedural hearing of the Abuse in Care Inquiry is on Monday, 19 August at 10am at Rydges Hotel, Federal Street in Auckland. A procedural hearing is a meeting to help the Inquiry prepare for a public hearing, to make sure it runs as well as possible. WeContinue Reading

http://www.balancewhanganui.org.nz/index.php/information/education-courses/intentional-peer-support IPS is seen as having four “tasks”: Connection, Worldview, Mutuality, Moving Towards and three principles: Moving from: Helping to Learning, Individual to Relationship, Fear to Hope These approaches involve: Looking at the power of language to define experience Understanding trauma worldview and re-enactment Rethinking old roles and ways ofContinue Reading