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Posted in Sexual Abuse

SIS knew a young woman was being sexually abused by her father

https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/national/sis-left-girl-to-be-sexually-abused-former-spy/ar-BB19maEd?ocid=msedgntp The SIS knew a young woman was being sexually abused by her father but failed to lodge a complaint with the police, effectively allowing…

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Posted in Peer Support

Peer support workforce employs people with “lived experience”

https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/mental-health-peer-support-model-promoted The Otago Mental Health Support Trust is described by its manager, Grant Cooper, as one “small pocket” of peer support. It had six part-time…

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Posted in Depression

When Depression is a Symptom of Buried Anger

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/emotion-information/202009/when-depression-is-symptom-buried-anger One very effective way to ease and even heal depression is by releasing the enormous burden of our visceral rage. How is this done?…

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Posted in Mental Health

I’m concerned if his behaviour goes unchecked … He may reoffend

In the heart of the Covid-19 lockdown, at 10.45pm, the defendant was in the Dunedin Northern Cemetery when the 60-year-old victim entered the grounds with…

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Posted in Better Blokes

Free Peer Support 09 378 8812

The life experience of the peer-support-worker creates common ground from which the trust relationship with the person is formed. PO BOX 104289Lincoln NorthWaitakere 0654 Level…

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Posted in Sexual Abuse

Dilworth School: More than 50 people contact police

Police are praising the courage of more than 50 people who have contacted them since news broke about sexual abuse of boys at Dilworth School….

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Posted in Funding Application Resources

The Centre for Social Impact

https://www.centreforsocialimpact.org.nz/about The Centre for Social Impact helps grant-makers and funders invest for impact, and enables their community partners to turn that investment into inspiring and…

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Posted in Suicide

Male suicides at highest rate in two decades

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Posted in Psychology

You don’t know how you’ll react to grief until it happens to you

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Posted in Suicide

The cultural taboos of suicide and mental illness | John Nieuwenburg | TEDxStanleyPark

Suicide and mental illness are stigmatized and painful for everyone affected.

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