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.

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.

https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/RoleofAFacilitator.htm The definition of facilitate is “to make easy” or “ease a process.” What a facilitator does is plan, guide and manage a group event to ensure that the group’s objectives are met effectively, with clear thinking, good participation and full buy-in from everyone who is involved. To facilitate effectively,Continue 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.

Service users and researchers in HICs have advocated strongly for access to peer support for people with SMI [20, 21, 22]. In recent years, peer support has been adopted into policy in many English-speaking HICs (USA [23], Australia [24], New Zealand [25], Canada [26], UK [27]). The spread of peer support isContinue 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.

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/2RTV7sN In a world first, La Trobe University research has shown how peer-led support programs for family and friends who provide regular support to an adult diagnosed with a mental health condition can significantly improve carer well-being. When carers were surveyed at the completion of the eight-week program, researchers found:Continue Reading

http://bit.ly/2FMc8jO Peer-support involves people who have recovered from gambling addiction, and is a service that health advocates say has been missing for a long time. “Outcomes from peer services are as good as if not better than conventional services, yet there currently are no funded peer-support positions within gambling harmContinue Reading