7:30 – 9:30 pm 1st & 3rd Mondays Three Kings Congregational Church, 515 Mt Albert Road, Three Kings 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.

https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/boy-scouts-sexual-abuse-america-children-story-a9045126.html?fbclid=IwAR34auMcbMfAgkDGC3OT1iqjGRPd0M7IHD5EK2UMc19XwgZh07mzjmv-tG4 Of course, the issue of the sexual abuse of boys is bigger than the Boy Scouts, but we often don’t hear about it. Indeed, because the number of girls and women who face sexual abuse is much greater than that of boys and men (23 per cent of womenContinue Reading

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2019/08/which-religious-groups-do-kiwis-trust-the-most-and-least.html We found that the most trusted religious group in New Zealand is a small non-Christian group: Buddhists. In the most recent 2013 Census 58,000 Buddhists are recorded, out of about 3.9 million people who replied to the religious question. More people feel positively about Buddhists than not – 35Continue Reading

http://bit.ly/2yO3MUV EM: Can you tell us a little bit about Intentional Peer Support, its philosophy and intentions? SM: IPS is a system for relational co-development. Philosophically it comes out of a social constructionist, systemic paradigm. We believe meaning is made in a context and can only be challenged in trustingContinue Reading

7:30 – 9:30 pm 1st & 3rd Mondays Three Kings Congregational Church, 515 Mt Albert Road, Three Kings 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/2YxoCr3 Intentional Peer Support (IPS) evolved out of the consumer activist movement in the States. The person most responsible for bringing Intentional Peer Support to the world is Shery Mead. Shery evolved the kaupapa of IPS through observing the limitations of Medical Model treatment of mental distress where the wholeContinue Reading